Former President Bill Clinton called for an inclusive and collaborative approach to healthcare reform in his closing keynote address for the America's Health Insurance Plans AHIP Institute.
Some of the nation's poorest residents may not get any healthcare assistance at all because of the income eligibility and coverage vagaries of the Affordable Care Act--a fact that could wind up impacting hospitals in specific regions of the country.
In this special issue of FierceHealthIT, you'll find exclusive interviews and coverage of the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference, held in New Orleans last week. But we couldn't fit all the news from the show in one issue if we had an exhibit-hall-sized shoehorn. So here are some of the stories you may have missed.
For all of their differences, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and cardiologist Eric Topol--the West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.--delivered a similar message in their respective keynote addresses this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in New Orleans. That message: the status quo won't cut it in healthcare anymore.
It's a rare HIMSS conference that doesn't include some kind of big announcement from one or more of the agencies that govern healthcare technology. But this year could be quieter than usual on the government front.
Healthcare costs are rising at their lowest rate in a half-century, but there is no consensus as to the reasons behind the trend.
Fair or not, few politicians are more closely identified with health reforms that didn't work than former President Bill Clinton. Now, looking at President Obama's efforts, Clinton says he's
A group of Medicare-eligible citizens have filed a lawsuit against HHS and the Social Security Administration over a rule requiring that retirees give up their Social Security income if they don't