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HIT Development is Tough Work. So What?

Scott Mace

Why is it that so few healthcare providers take information technology software and services vendors to court when projects run late, yield incomplete results, or fall below the assurances of a contract? >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CMS Proposes Meaningful Use Extensions

The proposed rule would give healthcare providers more flexibility in how they use electronic health record systems to meet Meaningful Use requirements and would formally extend the timelines for Stage 2 and Stage 3. >>>

Observation, Two-Midnight Rules Hit in Hearing

Hospital leaders testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee derided Medicare's two-midnight and observation rules, saying that not only are the policies not working, they've also added huge costs and quality issues for providers and patients. >>>

Value-Based Investments Pay Off for NFP Hospitals

Investments in outpatient facilities and health information technology systems are helping not-for-profit hospitals overcome revenue setbacks, says a Moody's report. >>>

Hospital-Run Retail Clinics Forging Alliances with Supermarkets

As CVS and Walgreens continue to add to their hospital rosters, supermarket chains are beginning to test the retail clinic waters, offering healthcare organizations the opportunity to reach potential patients in a different setting. >>>

Insurers Prep 2015 HIX Premium Rates

Insurers operating on the public insurance exchanges for individuals will be filing proposed 2015 premium rates over the next month. Early data out of Washington State indicates that anxiety over double-digit rate increases may be unfounded. >>>

Payer Backlash May Slow Unnecessary Spinal Fusion Surgeries

A surge in spinal fusion procedures has brought mounting scrutiny on providers. Now payers appear poised to crack down on needless procedures by applying coverage pressure on physicians. >>>

Slideshow: Monitoring Quality Along the Care Continuum

With care shifting from the hospital environment to outpatient and ambulatory settings, healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of monitoring quality along the care continuum. Four healthcare leaders discuss how their organizations are addressing this clinical quality improvement issue. >>>



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News Headlines

Opinion: How technology can transform our healthcare labyrinth

Forbes, May 27, 2014

Medicare to expand 'prior authorization' for device coverage

The Hill, May 23, 2014

Single sign-on transforms healthcare at MI hospital

InformationWeek, May 23, 2014

How the typical hospital will change with tech and shift to patient-centered care

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2014

It's crunch time for Obamacare's broken exchanges

The Washington Post, May 22, 2014

FDA advisory on surgical device divides doctors

The Wall Street Journal, May 22, 2014

Elderly may have trouble accessing online health records

Reuters, May 22, 2014

When doctors play this game, patients get better medical care

NPR, May 22, 2014

Fixing Healthcare.gov would be top priority, HHS nominee Burwell says

The Washington Post, May 21, 2014

Better healthcare through analytics

InformationWeek, May 21, 2014



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Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

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