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EHR & EMR, Innovation

UI Health to replace legacy system with $62 million Epic EHR

September 19, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

UI Health, an academic medical center, which is associated with the University of Illinois in Chicago, will plunk down $101 million for an Epic System EHR. The cost includes the preparatory work UI will have to undertake prior to installing […]


Opinions, Wellness

Our Bodies Are Becoming Plastic

September 19, 2017

Via: Mercola

It was a sad day in October 2015 when researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) announced they had detected plastic litter on the surface of Arctic waters.1 Greenland sharks and seabirds living […]


Regulatory

Postcard from the Hill: Senators shelve histrionics in search of Obamacare fix

September 13, 2017

Via: The Medical News

After a summer of flame-throwing over the Affordable Care Act’s repeal, Republicans and Democrats are now engaged in a serious collaborative effort to find a legislative solution that would ward off predicted premium rate hikes this year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, […]


Wellness

Psychologists find the key to a thriving life

September 11, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Recent research published in the journal European Psychologist reviews the literature available on the concept of human thriving and outlines key elements that may lead to a thriving life. In certain situations, some individuals flourish and thrive, whereas others merely […]


Regulatory

GOP Senators to try again with Obamacare replacement proposal

September 8, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg) — Republican Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham said Thursday they will introduce a revised version of their proposal to replace Obamacare, with the goal of getting a vote by the end of this month. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell […]


Data Security, Information Management

Alaska DHSS facing potential breach after two Trojan malware attacks

September 7, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Two computers of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services were hit by malware attacks, which potentially breached the records of some of its patients. A Trojan horse virus was found on the two computers on July 5 and […]


Regulatory

3 Ways To Stop Hospitals From Overcharging Patients

September 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Part one of this story, “3 Ways Hospitals Overcharge You,” focused on a trio of hospital billing practices that can leave patients befuddled and their pocketbooks empty. They include the enigmatic “chargemaster,” creative upcoding techniques and pernicious “out-of-network” fees. Today’s […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researcher identifies a new way to treat HIV

August 24, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Medical treatment that targets human proteins rather than ever-mutating viruses may one day help HIV-positive people whose bodies have built a resistance to “cocktails” currently used to keep them healthy, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Telemedicine as effective as in-person care for Parkinson’s disease

August 18, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

New findings from a nationwide program that links neurologists with patients with Parkinson’s disease in their homes via video conferencing shows that telemedicine can successfully deliver quality care. The study, which appears today in the journal Neurology, points to a new way to […]


Opinions

Employers Accelerate Move To Value-Based Care In 2018

August 18, 2017

Via: Forbes

The nation’s largest employers are moving quickly toward value-based approaches to contain health costs and improve quality, employers and health benefits firms say. With the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) reporting that almost two in five – nearly 40% – of employers […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Few hospitals meet consumer expectations, report finds 

August 18, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Despite an industrywide push to improve the patient experience, a new study found that hospitals and healthcare systems often fail to meet rapidly changing consumer demands. The report by Kaufman, Hall & Associates shows that only 8% of the 125 healthcare organizations surveyed […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New Optical Tool to Spot Nerves During Surgery

August 17, 2017

Via: Medgadget

A team of medical researchers has come up with a way to optically spot nerves within tissue, which should prevent nerve injuries that can happen during surgeries of the hand and other sensitive and delicate parts of the body. The […]


Regulatory

How Will ACA-Repeal Legislation Impact The Medicaid Population?

August 17, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

The expansion of Medicaid and insurance subsidies through the ACA meant 20.4 million more people had health insurance in 2016 than in 2010. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, somewhere just north of 20 million Americans would lose health insurance in the […]


Opinions

3 ways hospital-affiliated physicians can maintain some of their independence

August 17, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

While more doctors are now affiliated with large hospital systems, there are options that allow them to maintain some independence. Full-time employment isn’t the only option for physicians who choose to work as part of a large healthcare system, according to Medical […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Top healthcare analytics companies now and in the future

August 17, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Healthcare analytics are gradually becoming more user-friendly thanks to advancements across the vendor community that prioritize real-time insights. But with healthcare organizations still straddling the line between fee-for-service payments and value-based care reimbursement, analytics companies are largely focused on helping providers […]