CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales

CVS 'confident' it will replace revenue lost from tobacco sales

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

Dr. Troyen Brennan is executive vice president and chief medical officer at CVS Health Corp. Modern Healthcare recently talked with Brennan about CVS' decision to drop the sale of tobacco products at its stores, the growing role of retail clinics and the chain's mission to help patients manage...

Don't overlook risks from automatic data entry in EHRs, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 16, 2015

Regarding the article “Getting the data stream flowing: Hospitals want monitoring devices and EHRs to communicate”, entering vitals such as blood pressure, respiration rate and oxygen saturation from electronic monitors directly into the electronic health record saves time and...

Tech that aids flow of sensitive health data hits roadblock

By Joseph Conn  |  May 13, 2015

A federal advisory group backtracked on its recommendation that the government embrace technology that helps providers share highly sensitive patient information, including data from behavioral health organizations that's key to accountable care organizations.

EHRs alone don't improve stroke care

By Darius Tahir  |  May 04, 2015

Installing an electronic health-record system doesn't by itself appear to improve quality of care for strokes, according to a large study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

Ochsner taps apps for hypertension patients

By Joseph Conn  |  May 02, 2015

New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System was one of the first U.S. systems to begin managing patients with chronic conditions using tech giant Apple's new HealthKit data-sharing platform in conjunction with the Apple watch and iPhone.

Insurers face tougher oversight on protecting data

By Bob Herman  |  April 25, 2015

New national guidelines indicate health insurers will face tougher regulatory scrutiny over how they protect customers from data breaches. But the guidance likely won't do much to prevent cyberattacks in the first place.

More docs get incentive pay, but many opt to take penalties

By Darius Tahir  |  April 25, 2015

WASHINGTON—The CMS paid out more than $380 million in incentive payments through its Physician Quality Reporting System and electronic-prescribing incentive programs, but more than 400,000 providers chose to accept pay cuts rather than participate in the quality reporting system.

Kaiser Permanente to build IT campus in Atlanta

By Adam Rubenfire  |  April 18, 2015

Kaiser Permanente Georgia, a branch of the Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant, plans to open a 157,000-square-foot information technology campus in midtown Atlanta, creating 900 jobs in health IT by 2019.

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