The Washington-based Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a not-for-profit organization formed in 2011, has announced that Assurant Health has joined three other health insurance companies—Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare—to collaborate on the development of free online tools that will offer consumers comprehensive information about the price and quality of healthcare services.
Members of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Health IT Policy Committee dismissed many of the findings of the JASON report, saying it used old data to reach its conclusions.
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System recently revealed it suffered a large data breach, affecting 10,000 patients.
Transitions of care can be improved when providers share significant data on communication processes, according to a new study.
A survey of physicians reveals that they back a move toward greater transparency in healthcare, specifically pricing and payment data being made public.
Cerner, the Kansas City-based electronic health record (EHR) vendor, inked a reported 14-year, $400 million deal with Georgia Regents Health System to take over all of the organization’s health IT services.
The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX), a developing health information exchange (HIE), has brought on a healthcare IT veteran, David Watson, to be its CEO.
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester revealed that web cameras and software algorithms can help cardiologists diagnose patients with atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that often goes undetected.
Sharp Healthcare, a San Diego-based health system, is having its accountable care organization (ACO) depart the Medicare Pioneer ACO program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its final policy on genomic data sharing (GDS) in an effort to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced three different testing weeks leading up to the October 1, 2015 implementation date for ICD-10.
The hack of Community Health Systems (CHS) that affected 4.5 million patients has led to the large health system and its affiliated hospitals getting hit with a class-action lawsuit.
Several states are now piloting approaches where parents get direct access to their children’s’ immunization records as part of the Blue Button Initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announced in an August 26 blog post.
The clinical analytics market for population health management is still evolving and in its infancy, according to a recent research report from the Cambridge, Mass.-based Chilmark Research.
Using telecommunications to connect stroke experts to stroke patients in rural areas continued to improve and sustain stroke care, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.