The clinicians and leaders of U.S. patient care organizations continue to find themselves in a policy limbo around the information they share with federal and state authorities around their care for undocumented immigrants
December 5, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
State Attorneys General from a dozen states filed a lawsuit Monday against two health IT companies alleging that poor security practices led to theft of protected health information (PHI) of 3.9 million individuals during a data security incident in 2015.
November 1, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Cleveland-based University Hospitals is taking advantage of an internally developed technology platform to re-imagine the discharge process, including identifying patients at risk for opioid misuse and dependence.
October 9, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
Although reduction in avoidable readmissions after COPD-related hospitalizations is a national objective, in one Indiana community it’s moved its way up to the very top of the healthcare priority list.
September 25, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care was recently awarded a $6.3 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study different care delivery models to improve outcomes for patients with chronic disease and a co-existing...
Project leaders of the recently announced Medicaid Transformation Project detail their plans for the initiative and why they believe collaboration is critical to improving care for vulnerable populations.
Verona, Wis.-based Epic is inviting healthcare provider organizations that don’t use Epic’s electronic health record (EHR) to its “un-Users Group Meeting” at its Verona headquarters to learn how to exchange data with Epic.
Leading hospitals and health systems are increasingly adding chief digital officers to their senior leadership teams. Hillary Ross, a senior partner with executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, shares her thoughts on the growing importance of the CDO in healthcare.
Health insurer Anthem has expanded its services agreement with technology leader IBM with a focus on using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to improve operational efficiency and modernize technology platforms.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.