Current Headlines

  1. CDC Issues Warning For Open-Heart Surgery Devices

    Contaminated devices are putting patients at risk during surgery, according to CDC. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Predictive Analytics Help Optimize Nurse Staffing

    New report assesses how big data can help ease scheduling. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Press Ganey Research Identifies Board-Level Performance Measures
  4. AMA Commends ONC Steps To Enhance Oversight And Transparency Of Electronic Health Records

    The American Medical Association (AMA) recently applauded the steps taken by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to strengthen the monitoring and testing of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and supports ONC's general framework laid out in its recently released final rule.

  5. 2016 Hospital Merger And Acquisition Activity On Pace To Match 2015 Volume, According To Kaufman Hall Analysis

    Hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions in 2016 are on pace to match the level of activity in 2015, based on the latest analysis by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, a leading provider of strategic, capital, financial, and transaction advisory services, software tools, and data analytics. Kaufman Hall identified 77 transactions announced in the first three quarters of 2016, compared with 78 transactions announced in the same period in 2015.

  6. The Power Of Predictive Models

    How Big Data can help further medical research, find new cures, and prevent diseases. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Big Data Helping Transform Behavioral Health

    Leveraging data analytics to improve delivery of behavioral health services. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Doctors Outperform Algorithms In Making Correct Diagnoses

    Physicians are more than twice as likely to make a correct diagnosis, according to a new study. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. HHS Issues Final Rule To Enhance The Reliability, Transparency, Accountability, And Safety Of Certified Health Information Technology

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a final rule that emphasizes the importance of protecting public health and safety while also strengthening transparency and accountability in the ONC Health IT Certification Program (“Program”).

  10. Statement On MACRA, EHR Certification Rules

    While we are still reviewing the 2,400-page rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently seemed to take important steps in giving physicians much-needed flexibility for adopting health information technology as they transition to a new payment model.