In a busy year for the healthcare industry, payers tried to move beyond the t echnical glitches and court rulings associated with the Affordable Care Act and focus instead on the ACA's aim to make healthcare more accessible and personal. To play into this idea of the consumerization of healthcare, payers have been busy exploring mobile applications that keep members healthy and temper rising healthcare costs.
At a time when standalone hospitals feel pus hed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, accord ing to MedCity News.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revealed Wednesday that roughly 257,000 Medicare eligible professionals will be hit with a 1 percent penalty to their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments beginning Jan. 5, 2015, for failing to meet Meanin gful Use by Oct. 1, 2014.
Most veterans are not taking advantage of the personal health record and patient portal available to them, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
With 2014 drawing to a close, the health insurance industry has its eyes set on 2015 and beyond. Big data and wearable tech, among other things, have the capacity to revolutionize health insurance.
Thousands of people packed the conference rooms and ballrooms at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor near the District of Columbia this week. And the word on everyone's lips was mHealth.
Insurance executives don't think that health information technology analytics can evolve to help their companies address their top challenges of regulatory compliance, value-based reimbursement, and patient-centered care, according to a recent survey from consulting company Genpact.
Mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones, can enable clinicians to access electronic health records, but many still don't protect the information, despite the vulnerability of the electronic patient information and the many breaches that have been documented, panelists warned at the American Bar Association Health Law Section's 12 th annual Washington Health Law Summit, held this week in the District of Columbia.
In an era where healthcare consumers shop around for their best insurance options, technology and healthcare firms increasingly use decision support software to help people find optimal coverage.
The quest to seamlessly gather personal health data and move it into electronic health records may be coming to an end thanks to Apple's HealthKit, according to two experts at Tuesday's mHealth Summit.