Avia and former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt announced a new Medicaid transformation initiative at the network summit, and healthcare leaders looked to pizza for digital tips.
As consumer tech companies enter the healthcare market, health systems find that consumerism is driving innovation.
The CMS has released its first strategy to address rural healthcare disparities. Providers say it's a crucial first step to make sure their voices are heard on federal policy.
The integrated health system will connect consumers and providers through 50 programs to increase access in remote areas, ease overcrowding in emergency rooms and improve stroke and mental health treatment.
While telehealth provider American Well has focused mostly on the outpatient market, its acquisition of acute-care telemedicine firm Avizia will boost its presence in hospitals.
According to an OIG report, the CMS paid telemedicine claims that did not meet Medicare requirements for reimbursement.
Nemours Children's Health System is charging ahead with a digital agenda that aims to fully engage patients—and clinicians—in a mobile world. The system recently launched an app for managing asthma that ties directly into its EHR.
Chief Information Officers Roundtable: As technology drives consumerism, consumerism drives technology
High-tech, high-touch companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Uber are not just knocking on healthcare's front door, they are poised to kick it down. In this roundtable, CIOs from a cross section of hospitals talk about how consumerism is reshaping healthcare.
Hospital executives, vendors and others gathered in Las Vegas last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual meeting were adamant in their belief that healthcare organizations need to stop nibbling at the edges and pick up the pace of embracing consumerism.
More than half of nearly 2,500 consumers polled in a new Ernst & Young survey said they are comfortable contacting their physician digitally and already use available technology, which marks a gradual improvement. But more is needed.
Mandatory continuing education for providers on prescribing and managing opioids and expanding telehealth for treating opioid addicts are among the bills House policymakers will consider this week.
The most recent budget legislation included a provision that expands Medicare reimbursement of telemedicine, which industry groups and providers say will push adoption.