Some say a former hospital CEO's allegation of anticompetitive activity by Partners HealthCare and its electronic health-record vendor points to the broader problem of barriers to EHR interoperability.
After a series of conversations with surgeon-author Dr. Atul Gawande, Dr. Susan Block at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has developed a standardized approach physicians can use to initiate and improve discussions about end-of-life concerns.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, talks about the impact of Medicaid expansion, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's role in implementing that expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, and his approach to motivating employees.
A fight is brewing among some Republican-led states and the Obama administration over Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, and advocates and providers say women's access to reproductive health services may suffer because of it.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, discusses the impact of Medicaid expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, his approach to motivating employees and healthcare's path forward. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Harris Meyer.
The CMS has awarded Anthem subsidiary National Government Services a contract to help it disburse incentive payments to Medicare providers that have met the standards for meaningfully using electronic health records.
Along with the nation's remarkable growth in electronic health records come extraordinary opportunities to analyze "big data” and improve healthcare and lives. Those opportunities have spawned a wide range of analytical tools—each with its own potential for improving care.
The U.S. military's giant EHR contract announced last week with a consortium including Cerner Corp. likely will have a major impact on advancing interoperability in health information technology across the entire U.S. healthcare system, experts say.
At the center of the huge U.S. drug research enterprise sit some of its lowest-paid workers, who do the data-entry scut work that holds most research projects together. Unfortunately, they often must juggle their tasks between separate data systems.
Dr. Jason Adelman had long suspected that the naming system most hospitals use to temporarily identify newborns in the neonatal intensive-care unit could lead to confusion and wrong-patient errors. A new naming system showed how right he was.
There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...
The estimated number of Americans covered by accountable care organizations shot up 30.7% between 2014 and 2015, while the total number of ACOs ticked up only slightly from 726 to 738, according to Modern Healthcare's annual list of ACOs by state.