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The top healthcare investment areas in the US

An analysis of the first stage of the federally funded State Innovation Model initiative reveals several key areas of investment in healthcare that could fundamentally change the nature of the industry, according a recent Accenture report.

How Miami Children's Hospital embraces mHealth to engage patients, parents

When it comes to pediatric care, engaging parents is imperative--especially as they become savvier in health IT and mHealth, according to Edward Martinez, chief information officer at Miami Children's Hospital.

Payer tech isn't sexy, but it's on its way

For anyone with even a passing interest in technology, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a landlubber's version of The Little Mermaid's collection. There are gadgets and gizmos...

4 online healthcare marketing mistakes and how to fix them

While the nuances of online marketing can be complicated and sometimes require outside expertise, practices can correct many common mistakes themselves.   

Healthcare consolidation forces physicians to make tough choices

Health care consolidation  may be picking up more than ever, but that doesn't mean being part of a large group works out for every physician. On the coast of Maine, for example, nearly 90 percent of practicing physicians are being managed under medical groups such as Appledore Medical Group, Core Physicians in Exeter and Wentworth Health Partners in Dover; but for various reasons, many physicians who join such organizations opt not to stay, according to an arti cle  from  Seacoastonline.com.

Health IT actions of new Congress must be meaningful

Well, that was fast. Only days into the new legislative session, and lawmakers already are swinging at the Meaningful Use program. The Flexibility in Health IT Reporting (FLEX-IT) Act to shorten the...

New York latest state to enact telehealth parity

New York has become the 22nd state to require insurers to reimburse telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. 

Study shows strength of team-based care in PCMH

Despite the challenges practices face in implementing the pati ent-centered medical home   model, many who've put forth the effort have achieved promising results, according to a series of recent reports. However, progress to date varies by practice size, noted an ar ticle  from  Medscape.

How far should practices go to prevent the spread of germs?

With flu season well under way and the Ebola crisis unresolved, practices need a plan to make sure patients don't leave their offices with more illnesses than with which they arrived.

3 hidden opportunities within reimbursement challenges

As we've reported previously, challenges abound for physician practices in 2015. Areas in which practices will have to work hardest to adapt center largely on the Affordable Care Act, health exchanges and new payment models offered by government and private payers, noted an announcement from  JD Supra.  But despite the learning curve practices face, these changes are not without opportunity for practices to enhance reimbursement in some areas, according to an article from  Medical Economics.