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Regulatory

Obamacare and Medicaid specialist Molina Healthcare to cut about 1,400 jobs, memo says

July 25, 2017

Via: CNBC

Molina Healthcare following the city’s water contamination and federal state of emergency. Molina Healthcare to cut about 1,400 jobs  17 Hours Ago | 00:27Molina Healthcare, a health insurer that specializes in the Obamacare and Medicaid healthcare programs for low-income and […]


Data Security, Information Management

Who’s responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

July 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Cloud computing is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security. Indeed, cloud providers offer a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Why technology isn’t solving patient appointment issues

July 18, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Information technology is playing an increasing role in enabling faster patient scheduling for physician appointments, but a recent study suggests that other human factors intervene, actually slowing down the process. The findings suggest that workflow and attitude adjustments also are […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

9 in 10 Hospitals, Health Systems Making Major Patient Engagement Investments

July 12, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Nearly nine in 10 hospitals and health systems that took part in a recent survey said they have made significant investments in digital patient engagement tools. The recent study, Trends in Digital Patient Engagement 2017, came from Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass […]


EHR & EMR

Researchers Use EMRs to Predict Risk of Stroke

July 11, 2017

Via: Healthcare Informatics

A team of researchers in California is using electronic medical records (EMRs) to predict the likelihood of a person experiencing atrial fibrillation—an irregular heartbeat that could result in a second stroke—after certain types of strokes. According to an article from […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Blockchain to pair with other technologies to find healthcare uses

July 10, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The use of blockchain technology is just starting in healthcare, but one industry expert believes that it will see rapid adoption as it’s paired with several other technologies—including artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile health and Internet of Things—to solve long-standing […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Sanford Health outlines centralized approach for ‘prescriptive’ analytics

July 7, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Eyeing the transition to value-based payment models, a midwestern health system reengineered its approach to data collection and analytics to provide clinicians with more actionable information. Executives at Sanford Health, headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, refer to this revamped […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

3 keys to an effective personalized care plan

July 7, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A personalized care plan can improve the quality of care provided for individuals with certain chronic conditions, but only if implemented properly. Despite a 2015 mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services enforcing the creation of patient-centered care […]


Data Security, Information Management

Insider theft compromises data of rehab center residents

July 6, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A post-acute rehabilitation center in San Jose, Calif., is notifying about 800 residents that a former employee may have compromised their protected health information. Executives at White Blossom Care Center received a report from an undisclosed source that an employee […]


Opinions

Watch out for high fees hiding in your health savings account

July 5, 2017

Via: CNBC

Health savings accounts are one of the most-favored investment options in the U.S. tax code. Your HSA contributions are tax-deductible, they grow tax-free and withdrawals avoid taxes if used for qualified health expenses, such as doctor’s visits, prescription drugs and […]


Regulatory

Why proposed healthcare legislation will be ineffective

July 5, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

With the Fourth of July recess, we have a momentary respite in the race to pass legislation to make some monumental changes in the way the country apportions responsibility for services given to sick people. I resist the impulse to […]


Regulatory

House passes bill to cap some malpractice damages

June 30, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to limit non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases and impose new deadlines to file such cases. The Protecting Access to Care Act limits non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 […]


Regulatory

Senate healthcare bill will hurt individual market in the long run

June 29, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would bolster the dwindling individual insurance market in the short term, but eventually cause enrollment to plummet, according to a report by ratings agency S&P Global. The Senate […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Glycans as biomarkers for cancer?

June 27, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Glycosylated proteins are often overexpressed in tumor cells and thus could serve as tumor markers, especially those with the interesting molecule sialic acid as their sugar moiety. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists now report on a bioorthogonal labeling […]


Opinions

4 questions to ask before adopting innovations at your healthcare system

June 21, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

In the quest to achieve the Triple Aim, many organizations adopt new strategies that they hope will improve the delivery of care. But just because an innovation worked at one hospital doesn’t mean that it will be a success at yours, […]