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ZocDoc dug into America’s “largest database of patient behavior” to discover the top patient trends of 2013.
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has issued a report on the state of the art of healthcare information technology focusing on cloud computing, smartphones and other wireless devices and mobile healthcare applications.
CMS is working to calm the nerves of insurers rattled by inaccuracies in enrollment information from HealthCare.gov, which insurers worry could prevent consumers from getting coverage on Jan. 1.
Among patients in an initiative who had access to their doctors' medical notes, large majorities reported having better recall and understanding of their care plans and feeling more in control of their health care. Moreover, two-thirds of patients who were taking medications reported improved adherence. Doctors reported little effect on their work lives and were surprised by how few patients appeared troubled by what they read.
By doing the right things consistently, leaders build accountability among staff and diminish the temptation to use excuses.
The University of Michigan Health System plans to bring struggling central Michigan provider Allegiance Health into its fold.
Though urban legend stigmatized frequent emergency room patients as mentally ill substance users who drain the healthcare system of millions of dollars and contribute to overcrowding, most ER superusers actually have chronic diseases, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Intermountain Healthcare, a 22-hospital system based in Salt Lake City, will offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples who have legally married in states where same-sex marriage is recognized starting in 2014, according to Deseret News.
A full, fair reckoning of the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will take years, says Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., in his latest "Reflecting on Health Reform" blog post. Yet "the rush to reckoning seems irresistible," he says.
More than a year after the Supreme Court upheld the central provision of President Obama’s health care overhaul, a fresh wave of legal challenges to the law is playing out in courtrooms as conservative critics — joined by their Republican allies on Capitol Hill — make the case that Mr. Obama has overstepped his authority in applying it.
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