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Feds set 2017 goal for interoperability

Feds set 2017 goal for interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  January 31, 2015

Federal health information technology policymakers will turn up the pressure this year on healthcare providers, electronic health-record systems developers and health information- exchange operators to connect their computer systems and share patient data across the nation.

University of California student health docs stage one-day strike

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 29, 2015

Physicians who practice at student health clinics on the 10 campuses of the University of California system raised concerns about staffing, student health fees and unfair labor practices during their first contract negotiations with the system.

Possible Ebola patient admitted to UC Davis Medical Center

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 29, 2015

A patient who presented with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning, according to a statement from UC Davis.

Exchange enrollment hits 9.5 million

Exchange enrollment hits 9.5 million

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 27, 2015

The Obama administration was on course to surpass its 2015 insurance enrollment goal on state and federal exchanges roughly a month before open enrollment ends Feb.15.

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

Value-based care not likely to end payer/provider financial spats

By Bob Herman  |  January 24, 2015

Those in healthcare hoping to see the end of bitter price feuds between health insurers and providers as value-based contracting becomes more widespread may be doing the healthcare equivalent of waiting for Godot—anticipating something that will never come.

L.A. County moves closer to consolidating agencies

L.A. County moves closer to consolidating agencies

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 24, 2015

Los Angeles County voted last week to further consider the integration of its public-health and mental-health agencies with its Department of Health Services, which runs the county's hospitals and clinics.

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