Here is a list of 12 hospitals and health systems that in the past month have changed or announced plans to change their name, brand or both, beginning with the most recent announcement.
“No aspect of health IT entails as much uncertainty as the magnitude of its potential benefits.” A few years into the Meaningful Use program, it seems this quote from a 2008 Congressional Budget Office report entitled “Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology“ may have been written with the assistance of a crystal [...]View full post
An experiment to expand Medicaid coverage in Oregon did not produced measurable improvements in physical health over a two-year period.read moreView full post
Medicare officials have proposed changes in hospital admission rules that they say will curb the rising number of beneficiaries who are placed in observation care but are not admitted, making them ineligible for nursing home coverage.
“This trend conc…
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that more than 50,000 health IT-related jobs have been created since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act was enacted in 2009, according to a fact sheet released by CMS and the Off…View full post
The White House sums up the central idea behind the health care exchanges in the new federal health law with a simple motto: “more choices, greater competition.”
But even some stalwart supporters of the Affordable Care Act worry that in many states, p…View full post
An attempt to collect information on patients treated during the Boston bombings by the city’s Public Health Commission for disaster preparedness and response planning purposes is being treated as a potential HIPAA violation.
The ability to listen first and take action second has been key to Marilyn Tavenner’s success in leading the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 2010, according to several FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board members. However, they say, how well she continues to practice such patience in the face of politics will be what ultimately defines her tenure at CMS.