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Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced the launch of its automated prior authorization platform, which eliminates the cost, time, and administrative burdens associated with manual authorization processes.

This year at the HFMA Annual National Institute, Deloitte will be showcasing its suite of provider margin improvement analytics services and products. This family of products for health care providers includes the ConvergeHEALTH Provider Intellect suite and LaborWise, Deloitte's workforce-focused analytics solution that identifies labor overspend.

Partners Urgent Care ( today announced the opening of its newest center located in Boston near Boston Common, inside City Place at 137 Stuart Street.

Patientco, the leading healthcare payments technology company that optimizes the payment experience for providers and patients alike, announced today enhanced integration between its dynamic patient payment platform and Epic’s market-leading EHR technology.

HealthFirst Financial, a national leader in patient financing, has earned for the second time the prestigious Peer Review by HFMA designation, keeping the company on the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Short List of “high value, high quality healthcare business solutions.”

A donation of a high performance computing (HPC) system to Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) from Milwaukee Institute, Inc., will advance health care research and innovative treatment options at Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS).


The Board of Trustees of The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce Judith Salerno, MD, MS, as its next President, effective September 5, 2017.

Quest to acquire Lewisville, Texas-based Med Fusion and Clear Point to create a base in the southwestern United States for providing precision medicine diagnostics to aid cancer treatment and care

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and the American Medical Association (AMA) have launched the Verify Health Care Portal, the clinician attestation component of VerifyHCP, a robust solution for monitoring physician information that simplifies a successful data strategy for managing a health plan network.

Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (Blue Cross) Chief Performance Measurement and Improvement Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, was recently appointed by U.S. Comptroller General and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro to serve on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Health care administration professionals, who must carefully consider how they evaluate human errors and at-risk behaviors in health care practice by those they manage, often struggle with knowing the best way to encourage transparency and accountability for those errors.

BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today that LifeWatch’s largest shareholders, including Himalaya TMT Fund, Aevis Victoria SA and Antoine Hubert, pledged support of the Company’s tender offer for all outstanding shares of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE) and have agreed to tender their shares. 

The New York Academy of Medicine welcomes to its Board of Trustees three leaders in medicine, science and business: Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, Professor & Dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group; William A. Haseltine, PhD, Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International, Inc. and founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; and Paul P. Tanico, JD, Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of CastleRock Management.

American Well, the leading telehealth company, today announced that its award-winning online care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare already serves its existing patients and communities through Intermountain Connect Care® for on-demand telehealth visits 24/7/365. Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available to patients living in Utah, and soon Idaho, for live, telehealth visits on Amwell®, the #1 most downloaded video telehealth app.

HIMSS has been active in helping the healthcare community address and mitigate the spread of the WannaCry Ransomware attack.  This is a new type of ransomware that has affected organizations around the world in just a matter of days. Unlike other forms of ransomware seen over the past year, this type does not require human intervention to spread.

The Clinical Research Administration graduate program at Eastern Michigan University has been ranked number one in the nation by a prominent website – The Healthcare Management Degree Guide – that rates health care degrees from various disciplines. Eastern was listed at the top of 25 other American Universities, and was the only program ranked from the state of Michigan.

The National Institutes of Health has selected 42 talented and diverse students, representing 35 U.S.-accredited universities, for the sixth class of its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The MRSP received a record number of applications during the 2017-2018 application cycle.

Healthcare providers from across Texas gathered today for a press conference at the State Capitol to highlight current negative trends in health insurance and protest harmful business practices by insurers to pay less for emergency care and shift healthcare costs directly to consumers.

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-headquartered healthcare analytics company, launched a free tool, the Social Determinants of Health Portal, designed to help providers understand and monitor the impacts of social determinants of health on patient population across every county and work towards achieving better health outcomes.

 As we consider the renewed effort to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to acknowledge both its successes and its flaws.