Current Headlines

  1. Healthcare Organizations Still Trust Slow-Moving Compliance Regulations Despite Risk
    5/5/2016

    The regulatory environment in healthcare is becoming increasingly complex, but healthcare organizations are still managing to keep up. Unsurprisingly, this has created an environment where compliance with regulations frequently takes precedence over actual security.

  2. Challenges And Burdens To Mainstream Telemedicine
    5/5/2016

    Connectivity and reliability remain obstacles to universal access to telemedicine. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Microsoft Buys Synthetic DNA From Twist Bioscience For Digital Data Storage Research
    5/4/2016

    The experimentation will determine how much digital data strings of DNA can hold. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. AMA Responds To MACRA Proposed Final Rule
    5/4/2016

    Rules represent the most sweeping change in physician payment policy in over 20 years. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Grace Health System Selects Patientco For Patient Payment Platform
    5/4/2016

    Patientco, the market-leading healthcare payment technology company that optimizes the payment experience for healthcare providers and their patients, has been selected by Grace Health System, a multi-campus healthcare facility in Texas, as the organization’s patient-focused payments solution.

  6. Health IT Leaders Respond To Johns Hopkins Study On Medical Errors
    5/4/2016

    The Johns Hopkins Medicine study raises serious concerns about patient safety in the nation’s hospitals.

  7. NATE Congratulates CMS On Its Commitment To Patient Access To Data In Proposed MACRA Rule
    5/4/2016

    The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) recently issued the following statement with regard to the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement key provisions of the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA):

  8. Digital Health Platform Offers Enhanced Consumer Engagement, Intervention
    5/3/2016

    Zillion provides the power behind UnitedHealth Group’s successful “Real Appeal” Program By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Leapfrog Study Finds Choice Of Hospital Has Implications For Outcomes
    5/3/2016

    Hospitals with D or F grades had a nearly 50 percent higher risk of avoidable death. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network Releases Its Annual CXO Research Report
    5/3/2016

    Vocera Communications, Inc., the leading healthcare communications company, today announced that its Experience Innovation Network has released its second annual Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Report, “The Rise of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer.”