Google may just be the next big player in the payer realm, Biogen Vice President Adam Koppel tells MedCity News, as the tech giant aims to increase its influence in healthcare data analytics and may even aim to take the place of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The arrival of a new year brings even more encouraging expectations, this time from the ACT | The App Association. The group recently released its latest, and fourth annual, State of the App Economy report for 2016, and it projects big strides to come within just four years or less.
Though some have championed Meaningful Use as a key tool for driving reform in the healthcare system, its power pales in comparison to that of the increasingly popular Medicare Advantage program.
Medicare is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Although the federal health program has made strides since its inception, there are also several challenges that lie ahead, former Sen. Tom Daschle wrote in a Health Affairs blog post.
The quest to seamlessly gather personal health data and move it into electronic health records may be coming to an end thanks to Apple's HealthKit, according to two experts at Tuesday's mHealth Summit.
News ripped from recent headlines focuses on privacy violations and medical identity theft by hospital employees in three states.
Greater use of electronic health records, black market demand for protected health information and a fragmented healthcare system contribute to rising rates of medical identity theft, Fortune reported.
It's nice to see competitors working together for the good of the consumer. That's exactly what two of California's biggest insurers--Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross--did...
The link between corrupt medical records and fraud made headlines in three states last week in cases ranging from botched electronic health record entries to forged prescriptions.
Patient-centered medical homes already have proven to enhance quality of care, and now new research finds that quality improvement comes from the community and culture created through the program rather than the technology used.