Gov't health insurance website getting upgrades

By Associated Press  |  October 07, 2015

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.

Montefiore to acquire struggling Hudson Valley hospital

By Melanie Evans  |  October 06, 2015

Montefiore Health System announced Monday that it will acquire St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, a struggling hospital in New York's Hudson Valley. The deal would add St. Luke's to Montefiore's growing 10-hospital health system.

Healthline spins off tech offering, creates Talix

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 06, 2015

Healthline Networks, the healthcare media, information and technology company, is breaking off one of its offerings into a separate, wholly owned subsidiary.

ONC doesn't cover much new ground in revised interoperability road map

By Joseph Conn  |  October 06, 2015

The federal government has released its final vision on how to achieve widespread interoperability of electronic health-record systems. “The road map should be familiar to many who have been involved” thus far, ONC chief Dr. Karen DeSalvo said.

The consumer digital health market still revolves around providers, payers

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 06, 2015

Consumers may be controlling more of their healthcare dollars, but those in digital health know who's keeping the industry afloat: doctors, hospitals and insurers. Providers and payers are still at the center of healthcare's money flow, say investors at the Health 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley.

Final Stage 3 EHR rule is out, but HHS signals more changes ahead

Final Stage 3 EHR rule is out, but HHS signals more changes ahead

By Joseph Conn  |  October 06, 2015

The Obama administration, under pressure to ease its mandates for the use of electronic health records, issued regulations for the current and final stages of its incentive program for the technology. But officials also acknowledged the new rules are almost guaranteed to be revised.

Wellmark commits to Iowa exchange for 2017

By Bob Herman  |  October 06, 2015

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Iowa's largest insurer, will start selling health plans on Iowa's exchange during the 2016 open-enrollment period after sitting out the first two years.

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