A three-year agreement between Indiana and the federal government imposes cost-sharing on poor adults and uses a cigarette tax and a fee on hospitals to pay the state's costs of expanding Medicaid -- and could lead to other GOP-led states following suit.
Technology stalwarts are turning toward the notoriously fragmented healthcare market with an ecosystem of platforms that could foster innovation spanning apps, big data, clinical decision support, EHRs, mobile tools and more. Will the innovators welcome the likes of Apple, IBM, Google, even Microsoft?
Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Meidcaid Services, said Friday she is leaving the agency. Early reports indicate that her second in command will be taking over on an interim basis.
Last year was perhaps the best 12-month span yet for cutting-edge technologies in healthcare and 2015 promises to be even more exciting. From 3-D printing to prescribable apps, here are the emerging technologies to watch.