Enforcement officials in Jacksonville, Florida, are relying on data analytics to uncover fraud, waste and abuse, a method that has already paved the way for several multi-million dollar settlements this year, according to the St. Augustine Record.
An initiative at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare to reduce blood transfusions helped the 22-hospital system cut costs by $2.5 million over two years while significantly reducing hospital-acquired infections and mortality, according to research being presented this week at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has jointed three New Hampshire hospitals to create a new company that it promises will "take healthcare coordination to a new level."
The Palo Alto VA Healthcare System put patient health information at risk during a pilot program with an outside vendor meant to improve its IT capabilities, according to a report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General.
For precision medicine to become a reality, vast improvements will be required in clinical workflows, computing and data-sharing, according to Brian Druker, M.D., director of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.
Geisinger Health System, a Pennsylvania physician-led hospital system serving predominantly rural coal country, has emerged as a care-coordination model for the nation and CEO David Feinberg told The Wall Street Journal he hopes the strategies will one day be so successful that the system will close its hospitals.
A new data network for pediatric research called PEDSnet has John Barnard, president of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, gushing in a recent commentary.
Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Susannah Fox traveled to the United Kingdom recently to share how the U.S. uses technology and data to empower people at every level of healthcare, she says in a blog post.
Make way for yet another startup in the health insurance space--this time, it's a company that wants to harness claims data to improve clinical outcomes for older patients.
While information pushed out by the increased use of fitness and mobile health apps and devices holds vast potential to improve the healthcare industry, much work is left to be done by patients, providers, payers and government entities to tap that potential, according to Isaac Chang of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.