The recent slowdown in healthcare spending is likely due to economic factors rather than the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study in Health Affairs.
Electronic health record vendors take note: More than a quarter of physician practices are in the market to replace their EHRs, and others wish they could, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.
Cyberinsurance can be instrumental in weathering a security breach of a provider's electronic health record system, but purchasers should review policies carefully since they vary widely, according to attorney Scott Godes, with Barnes & Thornburg in the District of Columbia.
With 4,000 to 8,000 fee-based practices so far, concierge practices continue to gain in popularity throughout the country. And as more physicians look to profit from the model, one of the movement's leaders, MDVIP, is under fire for what some competitors argue is an unfair monopoly in several U.S. cities, including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta and Houston, the Boston Globe reported.
If insurers implement certain standards into their provider networks, they can help minority populations receive better care and thereby lower costs, according to a new issue brief from Families USA.
It seems China is beating us on every front. They've got some 7,000 miles of high-speed rail tracks, while we have managed to manufacture at least that many arguments against building a...
In New Jersey, where for-profit hospital operators are rapidly transforming healthcare delivery, the Bergen County Record has compiled an action list of how they operate in order to maximize their bottom lines.
Patient room design may do more than boost patient satisfaction--it could actually reduce the amount of pain patients experience, lead to shorter hospital stays and decrease physician and staff errors.
The insured patient generation created by the Affordable Care Act is gravy for the Mayo Clinic.
Patient engagement via portals may be a major focus of Stage 2 of Meaningful Use, but a new survey finds that patients are slow to use the tools and are often frustrated with them.