The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General continues to refine its scrutiny of electronic health records, adding a new focus area in an update to its work plan, but deleting several older items previously under review.
This week brings insight on two very different issues relating to mobile health technology and use. One is the growing "bring your own device" movement within hospitals and care centers by the nursing population. The second is the fallibility of mobile communications infrastructure carrying all the messaging and data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will investigate a Florida hospital where several infant heart surgery patients died in recent years, CNN reports
Florida's Republican-led House of Representatives rejected the state's plan to expand Medicaid to nearly 650,000 residents.
When it comes to telehealth and remote treatment initiatives, the landscape in Europe is one of fragmentation, as each country has specific rules, as well as market conditions, reveals new research2guidance data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rule on Medicare Shed Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs), published late Thursday, finalizes a proposal that calls on ACOs to describe in their applications how they will promote the use of health IT to boost care coordination.
For the most part industry experts are pleased with the changes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid made to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which provides more options and opportunities for accountable care organizations to participate in the risk-backed shared savings initiative. But others say that some of the policy changes are lopsided and unfair to ACOs in the lower-risk options.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid late Thursday released its final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program in an effort to encourage more participation of accountable care organizations in risk-based models.
The Florida Senate passed a controversial healthcare bill Wednesday that would provide half a million residents with federal funding to purchase health insurance.
In addition to the damage identity theft does to its targets, the case of a Massachusetts plastic surgeon demonstrates how it can hurt those around them, the Boston Globe reports.