As MACRA moves forward—it may bring a more profound, if slower, set of changes than the ACA did, says Joseph Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Demands for constant upgrades to already-installed electronic health record systems are slowing investment in other important digital technologies like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and online billing.
A recently filed lawsuit alleging that a faulty electronic health record system caused patient harm may be among the first in a wave of such cases, even though most experts say the latest EHR systems are better designed than older models.
Healthcare providers looking to upgrade to the latest government-approved electronic health record systems got a signal this week that the products are in the pipeline, though they may be six or more months away from reaching the market.
Accountable care organizations are viewed as the leading government-backed approach in the transition from volume to value. Boston-based company Iora Health is helping providers invert ACO models and deliver strong results.
Providence Health & Services CEO Dr. Rod Hochman discusses his aggressive population health management strategy for his 34-hospital system and Providence's proposed merger with St. Joseph Health System, which would have major implications for the competitive landscape in the Los Angeles basin.
AMN Healthcare has added to a recent string of acquisitions by buying Peak Health Solutions this week. In January, the staffing giant completed the purchases of B.E. Smith and Healthsource Global Staffing.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Congress to quickly approve funding to fight the Zika virus.
A physician-hospital organization affiliated with Navicent Health in Macon, Ga., is partnering with Stratus Healthcare to potentially offer information technology services to doctors and rural hospitals in southern Georgia, the groups announced last week.
In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.
Videos featuring rapping doctors or nurses are nearly as ubiquitous (and entertaining) as hospital mergers. But ZDoggMD has made a specialty of the form.
Ayasdi, a tech company in Menlo Park, Calif., uses an applied math concept known as topological data analysis, which finds patterns in vast and complex data sets. The technology has applications in population health, drug discovery and revenue-cycle management.