The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in the 34 states with federal insurance exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for health coverage.
As anyone who either attended HIMSS15 or followed the ensuing conversation can attest, population health is currently all the rage. While reporting from the show floor, in fact, it seemed just about every vendor, from all walks of life, was trumpeting "population health" in one form or another.
What has become eminently clear is that defining population health depends on whom you ask.
The massive data breaches that struck CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Anthem and Premera over the past year have sounded an alarm among healthcare IT. And with hackers eager to steal valuable patient data, it’s time the healthcare sector act more aggressively to secure private data.
Consider that, according to research from Gartner, close to 40 million healthcare records have been breached to date. That number, Gartner’s research suggests, is a conservative estimate because it takes into account only breaches of at least 500 individuals at a time.
State senators in Alabama passed a joint resolution calling on Congress to hold off on ICD-10.
“We hereby urge Congress to delay the implementation of ICD-10 and create an impartial committee to study the problems with implementation and develop recommendations to address the many unintended consequences that have not been adequately evaluated,” according to Senate Joint Resolution 279.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (April 20, 2015) – For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics. The Truven Health study identifies the nation’s 15 best health systems and is the only study that aggregates both individual hospital and health system-level performance to […]
One of my most memorable experiences as an IT leader was working with with a dissatisfied customer. I asked what requirements were unmet, what features were priorities, and what future state was desired. The answer was “I’m not sure, but I know I’m not getting what I need”.
Attendance at this year's HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition set a new record. Reported at nearly 43,000, this is an increase of more than 20 percent over last year's 35,509 attendees. This record crowd left Chicago with a clear view of the new era in population health IT and a vision towards a future of connected care and a learning health system.