Testing, lack of contingency planning among docs' biggest ICD-10 concerns

Providers continue to be at odds when it comes to the forthcoming implementation of ICD-10.

Improvements needed in dissemination of clinical effectiveness research

While the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has made some progress in disseminating comparative effectiveness research as mandated by the Affordable Care Act, it needs to do more, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Anthem denies permission for vulnerability scans

Anthem has refused to allow a federal watchdog agency to perform vulnerability scans and configuration compliance tests on its systems, parts of an IT security audit the payer also refused in 2013.

Reduce 'data glut' to keep truly valuable health info safe

When it comes to companies and healthcare entities retaining data, having too much information floating around may hinder security efforts.

David Brailer: Current method of HIT regulation 'faulty,' unsustainable

While health IT has the ability to enable high-value care, its potential has yet to be reached on a broad scale due to a number of different factors, most notably inefficient government policies, according to several industry stakeholders who spoke at an event Wednesday in the District of Columbia hosted by Brookings.


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In addition to the high stakes for patients and health insurance companies, the Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell regarding the legality of federal subsidies in the Affordable Care Act has major implications for healthcare providers. But hospital executives are hopeful that their institutions will avoid any dire consequences if the court doesn't uphold the subsidies, Reuters reported.


Despite popular perceptions that sustainability measures will financially drain hospitals and health systems, they can drive savings when organizations take certain steps, according to a new report from the University of Pennsylvania.