Commentary: Medicare's 'big data' tools to fight and prevent fraud yield over $1.5 billion in savings
Taking “big data” mainstream has given the CMS the ability to better connect with public and private predictive analytics experts and data scientists, as well as collaborate more closely with law enforcement.
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.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm Nant Capital is committing $70.5 million to become the second-largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co., parent company of the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune, among other titles.
A federally supported drug and alcohol abuse program in New Mexico has been hacked, possibly exposing patients' names, addresses, health assessments, medications and other treatment methods, San Juan County has announced.
Shares of Castlight Health, which provides IT tools to help consumers make better decisions around cost and quality, gained more than 36% after technology company SAP made an $18 million cash investment in the company.
Two groups of health IT experts say the massive Precision Medicine Initiative will require the application of existing and new health information exchange standards and the creation of new privacy protections.
Kristi Matus, chief financial officer of Athenahealth, will be leaving her post at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.
By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?
The growing, global epidemic of data breaches—including those in healthcare—are making people gun shy about online services, including the exchange of medical records, according to a Census Bureau survey.
Mately, a startup that aims to make regular STD testing simpler for dating-app users and markets heavily to the gay community, set off a legal dustup when it decided to use a well-known couple in its advertising.
An Indiana lawsuit over newborns' blood samples poses a dilemma: How can society balance the right to privacy with the needs of science and medical research?
There's been no giant leap forward in terms of tightening data security, according to a new study. Healthcare organizations and the business associates they hire to install systems and devices that collect patient data are both pointing fingers when asked who's at fault for breaches.