Finance, Revenue Cycle

CareTech Solutions Acquired by HTC Global Services

December 19, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A pair of Troy, Mich.-based companies merged this week, when HTC Global Services, which provides general IT software and services, got into the healthcare market with an acquisition of CareTech Solutions.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Signs Value-Based Care Agreements with Six Hospital Systems

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Six Michigan health systems have signed new value-based reimbursement agreements with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). To date, 18 Michigan hospital systems, including 71 hospitals, have adopted this innovative payment model.

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

ICD-10: One CMIO Questions Its Value

December 9, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Although a recent HBMA survey found that its members are more prepared for ICD-10 now than perhaps ever before, not everyone agrees on the purpose of this mandate.

Done with Politics Yet? Not So Fast!

December 9, 2014     Pete Rivera
Selecting a vendor can be tricky. Your new CIO may have their personal preferred vendor list, the CFO is sweating the added expense, and the department director needs all the work to be done externally because internal resources are fully committed to existing...

Colorado Payers Collaborate to Create Data-Sharing Solution

December 4, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Seven payers in Colorado are collaborating to launch a multi-payer data-sharing online tool that aims to enhance and improve the delivery of care for state residents.

CMS’s Latest Move on ACOs: A Shift Towards Greater Realism Going Forward?

December 1, 2014     Mark Hagland
Just hours after the news broke that CMS was issuing a new rule on ACO development, at least a few things are already clear

University of Iowa Gets HIMSS Davies Award

December 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) in Iowa City has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Emdeon to Acquire Change Healthcare

November 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
Nashville, Tenn.-based Emdeon Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Change Healthcare, which provides healthcare consumer engagement and cost transparency solutions. The company says the acquisition will enable it to combine cost and quality information...

Allscripts Continues to Struggle Financially, Stock Tumbles

November 7, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Allscripts, the Chicago-based electronic health record (EHR) developer, reported a $25.8 million loss in the third quarter of 2014. Coupled with a decrease in future bookings, the company’s stock dropped approximately up to 17 percent or more than two dollars per...

A Data-Driven Approach to Take Out Waste Pays Off

November 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
Process improvements in hospitals are a big challenge, and one that requires more than technology to make an impact: it also takes executive commitment and employee participation to make a real difference. Case-in-point: Beaufort Memorial Hospital, a 197-bed...
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