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Will hospital outsourcing target labs next?

Hospitals have been outsourcing a lot of services in recent years. If you walk into a major medical center in virtually any sizable city in the country, its cafeteria and food kiosks are being run...

BCBS requires pre-approval to curb painkiller abuse

In an effort to curb drug abuse, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has implemented a strict, new policy requiring its members to receive pre-approval to take certain pain medications. Under the

Study: Medication noncompliance rampant

While the reasons for prescription noncompliance vary--from addiction to finances to poor math skills--one thing's for sure: the problem does not discriminate. According to a national study of almost

Senate to probe Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Quest, LabCorp for alleged billion-dollar fraud

Senate members yesterday called for an investigation of possible Medicare and Medicaid fraud between the nation's largest laboratory testing companies and insurers, reports The Fiscal Times. Senate

Direct patient access to lab results causes physician stir

As FierceHealthIT reported this week, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) wants to change current rules to give patients direct electronic access to their lab results. HHS Secretary

HHS rolls out EHR adoption program for underserved areas

The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Minority Health--working with Quest Diagnostics and its subsidiary MedPlus--rolled out a new initiative last week to help improve

AMA health IT platform available nationwide

Amagine, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Medical Association, has announced the nationwide availability of its health IT solutions platform with the same name. That platform offers physicians more

HISPs evolve to facilitate Direct messaging with low government interference

The advent of the Direct Project protocol for secure clinical messaging already has spawned a new type of connectivity service and a new acronym: HISP, which stands for health information service

Quest Diagnostics app may herald breakthrough for consumer health information

As you likely know by now, I've been one of the most skeptical of skeptics when it comes to hype surrounding personal health records. But if the Quest Diagnostics PR machine is to be believed, we may

Cost, 'meaningful use' adherence critical in choosing EMR vendors

Ah, we just can't seem to get over the cost barrier when it comes to implementing EMRs. In a survey by the eHealth Initiative and Quest Diagnostics HIT subsidiary MedPlus, close to two-thirds of