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Payers must accept health reform as 'law of the land'

Now that the Election Day dust has settled and the health reform law has survived a nasty political battle, I would like to remind my dear readers of some wise comments made two years ago (to the...

Family planning could save more than $1B

Spending on contraception campaigns often have a big return on investment and could save taxpayers more than $1 billion if used properly, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. Among

Indiana HIE, AT&T partnership could serve as national model

As health information exchanges continue improve and expand, increased capacity no doubt will become an issue. Officials with Indiana's highly regarded health information exchange believe they have

Unintended pregnancies cost $11B a year in government-underwritten medical care

Unintended pregnancies are a huge hit to the bottom line of the federal and state governments, costing at least $11 billion a year, reports the Wall Street Journal, most of which goes to clinics and

Boeing challenges GE, IBM, Philips over wireless spectrum for patient monitoring

The high hopes that some medical device makers have for wireless patient monitoring technologies may get grounded--if aerospace giant Boeing gets its way. As General Electric, IBM, Royal Philips

VA mobile gets boost from House panel, advances plans for patient Wi-Fi

Wireless and mobile technology represent "the new frontier in health innovations," as well as a great way of increasing access to care for millions of veterans, Rep. Michael F. Michaud (D-Maine) said

Mobile technology, social media changing the face of disaster response

Mobile technologies, telehealth and even social networking sites are changing the face of disaster response. FierceMobileHealthcare, FierceEMR and FierceHealthIT have reported how iPhones and text

Brookings researcher envisions mobile-centric health system

What if the entire healthcare system were mobile? Sure, there would still be hospitals and doctor's offices, but they wouldn't be the center of care. Instead, patients would monitor their own weight,