The rise of physician employment models, alongside a growing emphasis on physician productivity and quality, heavily influence today's physician compensation formulas, but the trends vary by physician specialty and career stage, Medscape repo rted.
There's a saying "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." But that's not actually true, as you can make a horse drink when necessary. It just takes some extra effort and strategy. As FierceMobileHealthcare has reported, the Federal Communications Commission took a huge step in pushing text-to-911 forward with new rules mandating that all wireless carriers and certain texting applications support the emergency texting functionality by the end of this year.
Provider and vendor representatives discussed looming healthcare interoperability issues at Friday's meeting of the governance subgroup for the Health IT Policy Committee's Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup.
In additional comments to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on healthcare data transparency, the West Health Institute and the Pacific Business Group of Health (PBGH) also have also composed letters to the two officials.
As concerns increase over the Ebola outbreak, hospitals across the globe take precautions that go beyond experts' recommendations, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Mobile healthcare start-up developers must do three things--1) establish a business plan, 2) devise a comprehensive revenue and reimbursement plan and 3) determine product and technology insurance requirements--in order to succeed, according to health attorneys Lisa Clark and C. Mitchell Goldman with Philadelphia-based Duane Morris, LLP.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should exempt most health and wellness apps from premarket review and start working with technology groups to define basic technical standards to spur innovation, according to an ex-FDA deputy commissioner and a former special assistant to FDA chief counsel.
After questions arose over the finances and related management of the 340B discount drug program, policymakers may need more guidance regarding its future, according to a new report from the RAND Corp.
As healthcare costs rise, low-income consumers struggle to pay their premiums. So hospitals are finding ways to help individuals and families pay their share of subsidies. While this may bode well for the consumers in need, payers are not as thrilled with the initiative, reports Kaiser Health News.
With the recent growth of mergers and acquisitions in health IT, hospitals are coming across unexpected costs when trying to integrate computer systems.