- Major changes to health policy will require new legislation, not an executive order.
- A Neediest Cases beneficiary agency tries to help bridge a health care gap for a young refugee in Jordan, far from home.
- The one-page order, which the newly inaugurated president signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony, did not specify which aspects of the health care law it was targeting.
- Former National Coordinator for Health IT: 'Even though EHRs have proliferated, we have yet to achieve the interoperability, usability, and full utility of them.'
- More than a year after discovering a potential breach to its websites, healthcare administrative services and IT provider, CoPilot Provider Support Services has notified 220,000 patients and doctors who used its service.
- Nine governors visiting Capitol Hill criticized the Obama administration as too rigid, but many also urged lawmakers not to repeal the health law without a replacement.
- The exhibit area will feature more than 60 companies demonstrating early tools with the potential to disrupt or change the healthcare industry.
- Heading into HIMSS17, GE Healthcare is developing a range of technologies, from analytics and cloud-based imaging to machine learning.
Building on its GE Health Cloud, in fact, the company is enabling care teams to store, view, analyze and share images in ways they could not before storage and compute power were available in the cloud.
- Health may be priceless, but healthcare is not. With medical costs on the rise, insurance companies and government payers are increasingly asking pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers to prove—and quantify—the value of their therapies.
- Dignity Health chief information officer Deanna Wise was once hesitant of putting health data in the cloud. Now she’s an outspoken proponent.
- As you prepare to file your 2016 federal taxes, it’s important to know that reporting information about your health coverage is part of the tax filing process. If you had Marketplace health insurance in 2016, check out these 3 quick tax tips:
Form 1095-A and "reconciling"Look for Form 1095-A in the mail. If anyone in your household had a Marketplace plan in 2016, we’ll mail you Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement by early February. Check the information, and if everyt
- Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: HIV/AIDS, Health Screening, Mental Disorders
- Using laboratory tests, researchers found that a third of adults given a diagnosis of asthma did not actually have the disorder.
- Highlights need to improve health of poorer Americans, researchers say
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Health Statistics, Nutrition
- Study found computer-based program seemed to allow people to cope with tinnitus
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Page: Tinnitus
- CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Defects, Health Statistics
- However, it's not yet clear if these factors actually cause the disease
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 1, Digestive Diseases
- Even ingesting small amounts of fluorouracil can kill family pets, agency warns
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Pet Health, Skin Cancer
- Two-pronged approach tested on lab monkeys, guinea pigs
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Genital Herpes, Immunization
- Greater travel distances linked to 50 percent decline in some counties, study finds
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Page: Abortion
- HIMSS is recognizing Mercy for its EHR optimization, process improvement efforts, use of evidence-based protocols and analytics gains – all of which have helped the health system improve care quality and patient outcomes, lower costs and increase reimbursements.
- The hacker infiltrated the database of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door, wiped the data from the server and demanded payment to prevent the data from being publicly released.
- Peter Basch, MD, senior director of health IT quality and safety, research and national health IT policy for Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Health, has received the 2016 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award.
- Multiple medical conditions tied to 2 to 4 times the odds of a crash, study suggests
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Motor Vehicle Safety, Occupational Health
- Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when young
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, HPV, Men's Health
- But one type of formula may be linked to greater chances if given in week 1, study suggestsSource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 1, Infant and Newborn Nutrition
- The settlement is related to the 2011 theft of a USB drive that contained the ePHI of 2,209 members from the life insurance company's IT department.
- The social media and marketing specialist once built a virtual steam locomotive using specs from the year 1875.
Tom Price takes aim at the inefficiencies of meaningful use, questions how to pay for precision medicineThe HHS nominee decries a law that has turned physicians "into data entry clerks." Meanwhile, genomics represents a "brave new world," he said – but "the challenges of how we afford to be able to make that available to our society are real."
- AI can be applied right now to ever-expanding health data sets. When will be the best time for healthcare entities to implement?
- Inspira Health Network established a vendor-monitoring program that not only protects data but also improved the system’s ability to share it. Information security officer Francois Bodhuin’s advice: Keep it simple but thorough.
- 'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Page: High Blood Pressure
- A recent report suggests that society’s reliance on a volunteer army of family helpers — largely taken for granted — is unsustainable.
- Exposing young eyes to sunlight may be the best way to counter the worldwide increase in nearsightedness.
- Wearing high SPF sunscreen provided more protection than an umbrella. But people still got sunburned.
- A morning tea ritual to cure what ails you.
- Communication between doctor and patient is one of the best treatment tools we have. And we’re not using it.
- The average anesthesiologist, emergency physician, pathologist and radiologist charge more than four times what Medicare pays for similar services, often leaving privately-insured consumers stuck...
- To keep infections at bay, we need to fix the broken antibiotic business model.
- We need to change the incentives for drug manufacturers.
- Older age, family history raise the odds for this potentially deadly disease
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Ovarian Cancer, Women's Health
- Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Page: Back Pain
- At a Senate hearing, Representative Tom Price set lofty goals for replacing the health law but did not say how he would achieve them.
- Avoiding the sun and choosing products best suited to your skin type are key, dermatologist advises
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Men's Health, Skin Aging
- Japan, Norway and two foundations have pledged money to devise a strategy to speed up the international response to viral threats.
- Study can't prove cause and effect, but raises questions about beef, pork, lamb cooked at high temps
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Nutrition
- In testimony before a Senate panel, Representative Tom Price set lofty goals for a law to replace the Affordable Care Act but did not say how he would achieve them.
- Cells of elderly sedentary women look much older than their actual age, study finds
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Page: Women's Health
- Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds
Source: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: MRI Scans, Premature Babies
- One of the most important discussions in healthcare today centers around the shift from fee-for-service care to value-based care. The goal is to improve the quality of care for the patient by changing how healthcare systems are reimbursed for their services.
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