February 2017

New York-Presbyterian sued for overcharging patients for medical records
Illinois to limit insurers involved in Medicaid managed care
HIMSS 2017: Gender diversity in leadership is both practical, moral
How a new VA hospital could serve as a national model
4 ways to improve doctor-patient communication
HIMSS 2017: Q&A with CEO of Physicians for Fair Coverage on why doctors favor limiting ‘surprise’ bills
Apps can boost healthy behaviors, if they properly engage users
ACA repeal plan leaks, but Trump may offer different version in speech to Congress
Trial takes a different approach to classifying cancer treatment
Phase 3 Trial Data Show Use of SpaceOAR® Hydrogel Helps Maintain Erectile Function Following Prostate Cancer Radiation Treatment
Duke LifePoint Healthcare Names Dr. Harry Phillips Chief Medical Officer
CMS issues extension to non-ACA compliant plans
Is it a popularity contest? Support for ACA ticks upward
Joint Commission promotes two to executive status
Looming ACA repeal threatens community health centers
HIMSS 2017: Wearable-gathered data improves care for seniors
'Healthy tension' between providers, IT vendor/consulting organizations
CMS will allocate $100 million to train small practices
ECS review on eHealth in cardiovascular care
HIMSS 2017: Former House speaker calls ACA repeal 'happy talk'
4 measures of EHR, clinical documentation effectiveness
App gives parents extra insights into NICU care
This week in the app store: Birth control
Apple Watch identifies seizure triggers
HIMSS 2017: How digital tech can boost social determinants of health
HIMSS 2017: Samsung, American Well partner to improve interoperability
Siemens Healthineers establishes global Digital Ecosystem to drive digitalization of healthcare
HIMSS 2017: Rebooting digital health with gamification, virtual reality
Ex-CMS head Slavitt rips health IT at HIMSS 2017: ‘It’s not satisfying its customers’
HIMSS 2017: IT growth expected but vendors too quickly 'moving on' from EHRs
HIMSS 2017: Four pillars of social media governance
HIMSS 2017: IBM Watson announces new partnerships—but may lose MD Anderson
HIMSS 2017: IBM CEO says ‘cognitive era’ in healthcare has begun
HIMSS 2017: Digital voice assistants may pair patients, physicians in living rooms
Lawyers prompt for medical device failure reporting
Continuous glucose monitoring effective with or without blood glucose monitoring measurement
HIMSS 2017: Embracing antimicrobial stewardship can lead to savings
Biocompatible 3-D tracking system advances robotic surgery
Barriers to utilizing diabetes devices
HIMSS 2017: EHRs are advancing 'with you or without you'
UnitedHealth being sued for Medicare Advantage fraud
Monitoring physical activity gives patients a pep in their step
Answer Health on Demand, Great Lakes Health Connect pattern to expand HIE for telemedicine
Seattle Times investigates hospital for pushing high-volume model
Republicans policy brief offers few new details on ACA replacement
5 things to know from questioning of Trump’s CMS nominee
VIGILINT, Cleveland Clinic develop telehealth for global travelers
New Jersey law limits initial opioid prescriptions to five days
SpectraMedix introduces National MACRA Advisory Council
Healthcare spending projected to make up almost 20% of U.S. economy by 2026
Social media mentions: You are what... you tweet?
HIMSS 2017: Driving patient engagement through mobile care management
First Trump-era CMS rule seeks to keep insurers on ACA exchanges
Henry Ford, VisionIT offer mobile communication to clinicians
Dueling lawsuits: Cigna wants $15 billion from Anthem; Anthem claims ‘sabotage’ of $54 billion merger
Humana exiting ACA exchanges, individual market in 2018
Uninsured rate at 8.8 percent; high-deductible plans on the rise
Participation in clinical trials improves women's health outcomes
Anthem files for expedited appeal of decision blocking Cigna merger
Conservatives want quicker ACA repeal with elimination of Medicaid expansion
Aetna, Humana officially kill merger
Former CDC director named president, CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Promoting interoperability to cut down on medical errors
California insurers reported inaccurate provider info to regulators
VA: ‘Confident we’re going to commercial’ on EHR
VNA: An Enterprise Imaging Core Component
‘Death panel’ attack revived at ACA town hall
Kidney device paves way for improved screening
Idaho's cautionary tale about leaving ACA alternatives up to states
Risk corridor ruling could lead to $2.8 billion payout for insurers
Computer predicts leukemia remission with 90% accuracy
21st Century Cures Act changes readmissions penalties at safety-net hospitals
Tom Price confirmed as HHS Secretary in early morning vote
State-run ACA exchanges saw increase in enrollment for 2017
Bedside interpreter gives patients a voice
You’ve sent mail: Do your patients listen?
Patient engagement reduces readmission from chronic conditions
Humana plans to leave COO role vacant after James Murray retires
‘Passive’ FDA reporting system to blame for dangerous surgical tool staying in use
A photo a day keeps the doctor away
Pediatric telehealth matches in-person visits in effectiveness
$54 billion Anthem-Cigna merger blocked by federal judge
Hemoglobin test results differ in African Americans with sickle cell
Organs-on-chips could make difference in drug screening
Even docs may put off their own care when facing high deductibles
Bundled payments didn’t increase volumes for joint replacement
3D spheres help simulate body's reaction to TB
How much hospital CEOs get paid per patient day
PCHAlliance, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise partner to improve HIE
CNN healthcare debate centers on ACA repeal vs. single-payer system
Lowered reimbursements are C-suite’s top fear with ACA repeal
EMRs improve mental healthcare in more ways than one
TeamHealth to pay $60 million to settle overbilling allegations
Healthcare consolidation isn’t driven by ACO participation
Online support encourages weight loss
HHS may change age ratio, cut open enrollment in half for 2018
Memorial Healthcare System Adds Digisonics HL7 Discrete Data Export for Interoperability with EMR.
Baebies receives FDA clearance for newborn screening
Lower wages change utilization, even in employer-sponsored insurance plans