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M-health, Mobile Apps from the Payer Perspective

Scott Mace

UnitedHealthcare's Reed Tuckson on the power of technology to create informed, and healthy, healthcare consumers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Mobile Healthcare Apps Slated for Federal Oversight

The FDA is working to craft a framework for regulating and approving mobile healthcare applications and one lawmaker is expected to introduce legislation that would create a mobile app  development program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. >>>

CEOs Get a Medicare Compliance Checklist

Hospital and health system senior leaders can ensure their organizations' compliance programs are functioning as intended by following six guidelines. >>>

3 Cost-Cutting Skills of Smart Hospitals

Yes, healthcare is facing significant cuts in coming years. But often the best time for organizations to make a significant leap in market position is when the underlying dynamics of an industry shift. Here are three things healthcare organizations must keep in mind. >>>

HHS Turns Health Insurance Exchanges Into Marketplaces

The Department of Health and Human Services is now calling health insurance exchanges "marketplaces." Will the name change make a difference in the public's perception of how healthcare coverage can be attained? >>>

AHA: Hospitals a $2T Economic Driver

Hospitals employ 5.5 million workers and spend billions of dollars on goods and services, but one critic says, "It is a big mistake to use economic power as an excuse for not finding the right balance for what we should spend on healthcare." >>>

M&A Forecast: 1 in 5 Hospitals to Realign Over Next Decade

Revenue is expected to plunge 25% and the incremental changes that hospitals and health systems are implementing are not likely to be enough to maintain independence for a large percentage of them. >>>



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News Headlines

5 findings in ONC HIE research

Government Health IT, January 29, 2013

Patient Protection Needs Focus in Obama's Second Term

HealthLeaders Media, January 24, 2013

A new market, black as ink, printer toner

USA Today, January 28, 2013

Medicare paid $120M in illegal care

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

Second NY hospital warns of insulin pen infection

The Charlotte Observer / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

NC hospital launches new products from initiative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / Associated Press, January 25, 2013

MU slowly increases EHR use in hospitals

InformationWeek, January 25, 2013

HIPAA changes could create new bureaucratic burdens

InformationWeek, January 24, 2013

VA ends public access to hospital reports

The Washington Post / Associated Press, January 24, 2013

Prison time for health data theft

GovInfoSecurity.com, January 24, 2013



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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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