In an effort to improve care quality and coordination, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island plans to arm primary care providers with the power of data.
A new pilot project announced by America's Health Insurance Plans aims to improve the accuracy of provider directories that have been plagued by imprecise information, leading to confusion among consumers seeking in-network care.
The Precision Medicine Initiative's Sync 4 Science pilot program will not define new standards and specifications for interoperability, but will build on existing open community efforts, according to a new blog post from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Digital efforts are falling short when it comes to advance directives for patients, but changes are slowly being seen in the industry when it comes to communication of this vital information.
Department of Veterans Affairs CIO LaVerne Council discussed, the agency's scheduling plight during a House Oversight & Government Reform committee hearing Wednesday, saying that in April it plans to roll out nationally two systems that have been concurrently piloted at 10 facilities--the Veteran Appointment Request App and the VistA Scheduling Enhancement.
Guidance published this week by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights details how and when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act applies to workplace wellness programs.
Philadelphia-based Independence Blue Cross is now offering coverage for some telemedicine consultations.
As Medicare continues its push to measure and reimburse healthcare services based upon value rather than volume, a failure to address the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule's rates could lead to substantial instability or outright failure, warns the authors of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Accountable care organizations looking for cost-cutting opportunities may find success by looking for hot spots--areas of care or types of patients who generate high expenses, according to an article in Physicians Practice.
Aetna has merged its health app-maker subsidiary, iTriage, with its cost transparency business, WellMatch, to form one group, according to MobiHealthNews.