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NYC public hospitals have huge criminal investigation backlog

New York City's Health and Hospitals Corporation has nearly 250 criminal investigations of public hospitals under review, according to the New York Daily News.

The Affordable Care Act needs an upgrade, not a rip and replace

The Affordable Care Act isn't a piece of software, but the way it has been written, implemented, updated and challenged is reminiscent of the software development process. What the ACA needs now is an upgrade, not a rip-and-replace job.

Healthcare IT in 2015: What to expect

In considering the twists and turns facing the health IT industry in 2015, it's interesting to read through others' forecasts for the coming year.

House passes bill redefining full-time work under employer mandate

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to redefine the full-time work week under the Affordable Care Act in what supporters say is an effort to help companies cope with the employer mandate to provide health insurance.

House bill would exempt veterans from employer mandate

Republicans on Capitol Hill plan to chip away at the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate by redefining the full-time work week. Earlier this week, the House unanimously approved a less controversial way for employers to sidestep the mandate: Hire veterans.

HHS needs to acknowledge the risks of Meaningful Use Stage 3

I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to know what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' vision of Stage 3 of Meaningful Use looks like.

Six states urge Supreme Court to shoot down ACA subsidies

Six states have voice their support for the plaintiffs in the upcoming King v. Burwell Supreme Court case.

EHRs can compromise privacy of info between parents, teens

Electronic health records provide many benefits, but they can also threaten the confidentiality of patient health information between parents and their adolescent children, according to a viewpoint article published this week in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

5 physician practice predictions for 2015

Making predictions is an inexact science. But a good starting point comes from something my dad used to say: The best way to gauge what the weather is going to be like tomorrow is to look out the window today. Statistically, he'd go on to explain, climate changes happen far less frequently than simply seeing more of the same. This notion applies strongly when attempting to forecast what's in store for physician practices in 2015

How a culture of forgiveness promotes staff retention

When it comes to employee retention, one concept that is frequently left out of the conversation is the idea of forgiveness. Yet forgiveness is a key ingredient of a healthy corporate culture, explained David K. Williams, chief executive officer of software company Fishbowl, in a recent post for  Forbes.