Health systems long have studied demographic and marketing data from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau, health-planning agencies and hospital associations, in deciding where to locate new facilities. Increasingly, they are using new sources of information such as EHRs, insurers' billing...
Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, discusses value-based reimbursement, the importance of comprehensive EHRs with information-technology interoperability and challenges from insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act. He spoke with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner
Losing revenue after failing to meet Medicare's performance standards is a painful prospect for hospitals. But for CipherHealth, it's a growth opportunity.
A prominent association of healthcare computer experts has a new set of recommendations to address challenges clinicians face as they're expected to do more with electronic health-record systems.
An 11-nation study of data loss across 16 industries finds healthcare breaches are the most expensive to remediate and growing more so.
The longtime Pew Research Center expert on the impact of health information technology and social media on patient engagement and consumers will take over as HHS's top technology adviser.
The first update in more than a decade to Medicaid managed-care rules seeks to fill a funding gap left by Congress in promoting the use of electronic health-record systems by long-term care, behavioral health and other providers.
The CMS wants to launch a system to track enforcement actions against Medicare providers over questionable claims. Fraud costs the federal government an estimated $60 billion to $90 billion annually.
A national conversion from magnetic strip-based credit and debit cards to cards embedded with security enhancing computer chips is already underway and could prove a boon to providers, after some upfront costs and hassles.
IT staff at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield believed they contained a data hack back in June. But on Wednesday, the insurer said data on 1.1 million individuals was breached. Experts warn any delay in responding to a breach can aggravate security risks and increase public relations damage.
CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a not-for-profit insurer serving Maryland, Washington and northern Virginia, said Wednesday that it was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack affecting 1.1 million individuals.
The sophisticated cyberattack against CareFirst Blue Cross and the record-breaking hacks at Premera Blue Cross and Anthem would have a narrower impact if companies didn't retain customer data for so long, experts say.