One-third (34 percent) of total U.S. health care payments were tied to alternative payment models (APMs), such as shared savings/risk arrangements, bundled payments, or population-based reimbursements, in 2017, up from 23 percent in 2015, according to a report from the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance to the healthcare industry that updates cybersecurity recommendations for medical device manufacturers with the aim of addressing vulnerabilities and evolving cybersecurity threats.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a new resource that aims to help physicians extend care beyond the exam room with technologies that are changing the way patients interact with healthcare.
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group will be unveiling a “fully integrated and fully portable individual health record,” CEO David Wichmann said on the on the company’s third-quarter earnings call yesterday.
October 22, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Innovation Tim Mackey, an associate professor of global public health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an academic researcher on blockchain, discusses the complexities of blockchain adoption in healthcare.
Leadership What does it take to help transform healthcare? At the Health IT Summit in Seattle, industry leader Drex DeFord told his audience that embracing “uncomfortableness” is absolutely key to leading change
October 22, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Innovation G. Anton Decker, M.D., president of health innovation at Bon Secours Mercy Health, discusses how he, and his organization, take on innovation opportunities and how digital health plays a role in operational...
October 19, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Analytics VCU Health System in Virginia was recently named a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award recipient for leveraging health IT to improve outcomes. Colin Banas, M.D., the health system’s chief medical information...
October 18, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
EHR AMIA questioned the "constrained scope" of the EHR Reporting Program, noting the program should be closer to a post-implementation surveillance ecosystem, not a government-sponsored "consumer reports."
It can be hard for today’s businesses to create a truly integrated work environment. Having an infrastructure built on outdated technologies can further complicate the situation, resulting in a variety of business challenges that fall under four distinct categories:
October 16, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
EHR In Sacramento, clinical and IT leaders at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health have been eager to develop and roll-out a program to improve physician efficiency levels within the EHR.
October 15, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Interoperability In July the nonprofit DirectTrust named former Cerner executive Scott Stuewe its new CEO to replace founding CEO Dr. David Kibbe. In a recent interview with Healthcare Informatics, Stuewe spoke...
Leadership R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., who joined Nemours Children’s Health as CEO on Oct. 1, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing children’s hospitals and healthcare in the current environment
Value-Based Care The Department of Justice’s approval Wednesday of the CVS-Aetna merger signals a new phase in the healthcare business world—and it’s time for patient care executives to rethink the meaning of...