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4 principles guiding healthcare's age of enlightenment

There are many emerging themes and movements driving healthcare innovation and evolution, which is comparable to the Age of Enlightenment with its new discoveries and ways of solving problems,  Forbes  contributor Dave Chase wrote in his most recent column.

Interoperability challenges plague most ACOs

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) were designed in part to improve care by sharing data through various sources, lack of interoperability remains an ironic yet significant challenge, according to a su rvey  from Premier and the eHealth Initiative.

Physician rankings "game changing" for selection process

Just in time for open enrollment, physician rating database Healthgrad es  will launch a new version of its website Monday,  USA Today  repo rted.

Patient early warning detection system reduces mortality rates by 35 percent

Patient early warning detection system alerts staff to minor changes in a patient's conditions can help prevent more serious events down the line and reduce mortality rates.  

Best practices for payer health management programs

Health IT tools and more transparent relationships with providers are among the best practices that can help health insurance companies improve health management programs, according to a new report by IDC Health Insights.

Practice tip: 3 ways to break out of workday ruts

Chances are that no matter how passionate your clinical, administrative and support teams are about the work they do every day for your practice, they're vulnerable to getting stuck in the...

Cigna launches gamified digital health coaching

Cigna has launched a new digital health coaching program that offers a "digital ecosystem" of mobile tools, social media engagement, gamification and web-based incentives to help its members meet their health goals.

Why hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation

Hospital CEOs should care about ICD-10 implementation because that's how hospitals get paid, Marty Fattig, chief executive officer of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska writes in  H&HN Daily. But many senior executives have limited knowledge of their organizations' preparedness.

Insurers test out Healthcare.gov privately

Healthcare.gov opened Tuesday for insurers to test out--privately.

EHRs can pay for themselves in under a year, study finds

Primary care clinics eventually see a return on investments they make in electronic health record (EHR) systems, but only after an average of 10 months, according to the study by researchers at Montreal's McGill University, published in  JMIR Medical Informatics