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Hospital social media best practices to mitigate risk

Because of the fluid nature of social media and potential risks it carries, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care revisits its social media policy more than any other policy.

ACO success leads to new insurance products

As accountable care organizations (ACO) become more popular and successful, insurers have started launching new products wrapped around the ACO model to further cut costs and recruit new members, reported AIS Health .

Anthem creates new single-provider health plan

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin has teamed up with one of the state's largest provider networks to create a new health plan that aims to provide high-quality care, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

Aetna-provider plan offers price guarantees to stay competitive

Aetna is partnering with the nation's 10th largest provider group to sell new health plans that offer price guarantees for employers and limits members' premium increases.

Cloud-based Oracle database focuses on clinical-trial participation

With an eye on boosting clinical trial participation, database software company Oracle late last month launched a set of cloud-based applications it calls its Health Sciences Network.

Health systems, employers join narrow networks for cost savings

Employers increasingly are supporting the narrow "high-performance" networks and choosing to contract directly with hospitals and physicians for high-quality low-cost care.

PCTS acquisition helps Awarepoint with hospital-wide coverage

San Diego-based asset-tracking firm Awarepoint wants to spread its real-time location system (RTLS) enterprise-wide, and just took a big step in that direction by acquiring Charlotte, N.C.-based

Understanding rules vital to planning for 'meaningful use'

Want to get to "meaningful use"? Understand the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the CMS regulations, your own incentive opportunity and your current state of implementation. Conduct a gap

Epic sales soaring, particularly in home state of Wisconsin

Epic Systems "is winning three to four times more [contracts] than anyone else," KLAS Enterprises Chairman Kent Gale tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. And the Verona, Wis.-based vendor is doing

Botox takes body blows; New vaccine guards against pandemic;

> Blockbuster drug Botox took a couple of body blows this week. Not only did the FDA approve a competitive drug, the agency issued a black-box warning on the drug. FiercePharma > Researchers