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Technology, innovation powers payers' efforts to engage with members

Just as Medicaid has helped expand health coverage and affordability to millions of Americans, private insurers also strive to expand healthcare access through innovation, according to executives who spoke at an event to celebrate Medicaid's 50 th  anniversary.

Anthem attack traced to sophisticated cyberespionage group 'Black Vine'

The breach that compromised personal information for roughly 80 million Anthem members earlier this year was likely the work of a cyberespionage group that software company Symantec is calling "Black Vine." 

Black Book: Drchrono remains top mobile EHR app

Drchrono is the top ranked mobile electronic health record app vendor for the third year in a row, according to the latest report from market research firm Black Book Rankings.

American College of Surgeons clinical database drives improvements in surgical quality

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) provides more accurate data for driving improvements in surgical quality than two other sources of administrative data, according to two new studies.

AAFP: Pay primary care docs to consult hospitalists

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is calling upon major insurers to revisit how they reimburse for primary care physicians consulting with hospitalists caring for their patients, AAFP News reported.

Reducing hospital readmissions through telemedicine partnerships with skilled nursing facilities

Guest post by Raymond Hino, president and CEO of the Sonoma West Medical Center in California. Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary...

Ask pain patients about alternative therapies

Most chronic pain sufferers have tried alternative therapies such as acupuncture or chiropractic care, but more than a third didn't tell their medical doctors about it, according to a survey of more than 6,000 patients treated for chronic pain at Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

The pros and cons of smartphone use in the OR

Smartphones in the operating room can both be a help and a hinder--doctors can use them to view patient information and lab results, but can also easily be distracted by the devices.

Get ready for new payment and delivery systems

It's no secret the healthcare industry is in the midst of a transformation, as more practices consider new delivery and payment models to help achieve the Triple Aim of improved care, better population health and lower costs. What's less certain are the particular changes practices should make to adapt.

Niam Yaraghi: MU Stage 3 too dependent on actions of others

The third stage of the Meaningful Use program could leave even tech-savvy providers unable to meet requirements, as they must depend on the health IT adoption of others, says Niam Yaraghi, a fellow at the Brooking Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.