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US Digital Service continues to focus on health IT for VA, CMS under Trump

The U.S. Digital Health Service remains diligent about improving health IT under the Trump administration, specifically for the Centers for…

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Social interaction affects cancer patients’ response to treatment

Biological basis is unknown but may be related to stress response, NIH researchers say.

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Family sues medical center for refusing to help patient die

A family has filed a lawsuit against a California medical center for first agreeing to and then refusing to help their terminally ill mothe…

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Lawmakers build patient matching into HHS budget

Despite bookmarking less funding for health IT initiatives overall, lawmakers want HHS officials to use the funding they do have to focus o…

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Lawmakers build patient matching into HHS budget

Despite bookmarking less funding for health IT initiatives overall, lawmakers want HHS officials to use the funding they do have to focus o…

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Lawmakers build patient matching into HHS budget

Despite bookmarking less funding for health IT initiatives overall, lawmakers want HHS officials to use the funding they do have to focus o…

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Analysis: Failure to replace ACA was years in the making

From Kaiser Health News: In retrospect, Republicans’ inability to overhaul the Affordable Care Act should not come as much of a surprise.

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For insurers, stalled ACA repeal doesn't remove uncertainty

Though the threat of an Affordable Care Act repeal has faded, policy uncertainty continues to loom over health insurers that sell plans in…

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4 reasons patients value access to visit notes in the EHR

There are four primary reasons patients like having access to the notes doctors and other clinicians write after a visit and include in the…

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4 reasons patients value access to visit notes in the EHR

There are four primary reasons patients like having access to the notes doctors and other clinicians write after a visit and include in the…

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4 reasons patients value access to visit notes in the EHR

There are four primary reasons patients like having access to the notes doctors and other clinicians write after a visit and include in the…

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Death rates don’t go up when hospitals reduce readmissions

Recent efforts to reduce hospital readmissions for common medical conditions have not led to an increase in death rates. In fact, they may…

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ONC’s Genevieve Morris: Value-based payments will make the business case for interoperability

Federal officials are making interoperability a top health IT priority, and a big part of their push will be to help organizations understa…

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ONC’s Genevieve Morris: Value-based payments will make the business case for interoperability

Federal officials are making interoperability a top health IT priority, and a big part of their push will be to help organizations understa…

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ONC’s Genevieve Morris: Value-based payments will make the business case for interoperability

Federal officials are making interoperability a top health IT priority, and a big part of their push will be to help organizations understa…

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ONC’s Genevieve Morris: Value-based payments will make the business case for interoperability

Federal officials are making interoperability a top health IT priority, and a big part of their push will be to help organizations understa…

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NIH-funded mouse study sheds light on neural risks associated with prenatal alcohol exposure

New findings may help explain the range of behavioral and learning deficits and other symptoms.

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Trump suggests letting ACA fail, but McConnell vows vote on repeal-and-delay in 'near future'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday indicated that since Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they should instead let t…

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The dirty (and dangerous) truth about doctors' stethoscopes

Yale researchers weren't expecting great results when they set out to see how many doctors clean their stethoscopes between patients. But t…

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Yale New Haven's nurse navigators assist stroke patients

​​​​​​​Stroke recovery can be a long and complex process for patients and caregivers, so Yale New Haven Hospital is deploying…

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Cleveland Clinic appoints Edward Marx as CIO

The Cleveland Clinic has appointed former Advisory Board Executive Vice President Edward Marx as chief information officer. Marx, widely re…

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GOP's repeal-and-delay plan flops after 3 senators oppose it

Three moderate Republican senators now oppose a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it later, leaving Senate Majority Leader…

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Global health investments could reach $371B a year by 2030

An ambitious plan to achieve global access to healthcare could require national governments and donors to pay $371 billion each year by 2…

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Physician groups call proposed fee schedule a mixed bag

Physician groups gave a mixed review to the government’s latest attempt to change the physician payment system. The groups, which represe…

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OIG plans to investigate $15 billion in meaningful use payments

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General will review the accuracy of $14.6 billion in meaningful use payment…

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Sidestepping state lawmakers, Missouri governor's executive order establishes unique PDMP

Calling opioids a “modern plague,” Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens used his executive power to establish a PDMP that requires the state to…

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Sidestepping state lawmakers, Missouri governor's executive order establishes unique PDMP

Calling opioids a “modern plague,” Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens used his executive power to establish a PDMP that requires the state to…

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Sidestepping state lawmakers, Missouri governor's executive order establishes unique PDMP

Calling opioids a “modern plague,” Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens used his executive power to establish a PDMP that requires the state to…

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Unplanned hospitalizations a bigger risk for long-term cognitive decline in older adults than previously thought

A new study from Rush University Medical Center reveals that emergency and urgent hospitalizations are linked to an increased rate of cogni…

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Despite barriers, payers plan to boost spending on analytics

Some of the nation’s largest insurance companies plan to invest heavily in analytics to improve customer experience and manage costs. But…

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