Policy & Regulations

This channel includes news coverage of healthcare policy and regulations set by Congress, the states, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and medical associations and societies. 

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A law firm hired to investigate the situation reviewed more than 300,000 pages of documents and conducted more than 250 hours of interviews. 

Malissa Wood, MD, associate chief of cardiology for diversity and equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the role of health equity in cardiovascular care and what her health system is doing to address it. 

As the world grapples with the potential downsides of generative AI, a global group of healthcare researchers is warning of health perils that could emanate from well beyond clinical settings.

Health Affairs: Colorado's bumpy road to bipartisan health insurance exchange

An article published in the February issue of Health Affairs, "Colorados Health Insurance Exchange: How One State Has So Far Forged A Bipartisan Path Through The Partisan Wilderness," details the western states experience.

February 10, 2012

AdvaMed looks beyond device-tax repeal to urge broad tax code reform

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has come up with a set of principles on tax reform that, if enacted, would create jobs, grow the economy, develop new cures and treatments and help ensure Americas global leadership in medical technology. The group made the claim in a Feb. 7 news release.

February 9, 2012

Greenway Medical goes public

Health IT vendor Greenway Medical went public Feb. 2, offering an initial public offering will make available approximately 6.7 million shares of common stock at $10 per share. 

February 3, 2012

Leavitt Partners creates panel of health IT leaders

Leavitt Partners has created FuturePanel, a group of healthcare thought leaders to inform, refine and guide the healthcare intelligence shared by the Salt Lake City-based firm.

January 31, 2012

2012 CMIO Compensation Survey: A look at multi-hospital organization CMIOs

The results are in from the 2012 CMIO Compensation Survey. Were bringing you several articles with more facts and figures from this year's results. First up: CMIOs who work at a multi-hospital organization/integrated delivery network.

January 31, 2012

Survey: EU hospitals spent $3.2B on IT in 2010

Hospitals in western European countries spent $3.2 billion on health IT in 2010, and the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) estimated that spending will grow to $3.5 billion annually by 2015, based on results of a survey conducted by the Brussels-based nonprofit trade association.

January 17, 2012

Report: Hospitals' long-term approach to healthcare reform underwhelming

Despite recognizing that success with new healthcare delivery and reimbursement models will depend on commitments to quality, service and efficiency, hospitals havent done enough to prepare for ongoing and planned healthcare initiatives, according to a report by Towers Watson, a financial management firm.

January 16, 2012

Cigna partners with Weill Cornell to form ACO

Cigna and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization, an 850-member group practice in New York City, are partnering to create a collaborative accountable care organization (ACO) initiative, which will adopt a healthcare delivery model similar to the ones demonstrated by accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

January 13, 2012
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