Credit Healthcare.gov with starting a discussion. If the public sector is going to use better IT and attract new talent, agencies have to start now, urges a report commissioned by the Ford and MacArthur foundations.
With $191 million in grants awarded, PCORI has laid a foundation for 29 clinical and patient-focused data networks, along with funding new research for persistent problems like asthma control in at-risk communities.
Six years after requiring hospitals to disclose infection rates, New York is seeing rates fall -- a possible sunshine effect. But with hospital-acquired infections, particularly resistant C. difficile, still a national problem, should more states mandate infection reporting?
The technologist who helped bring the world Microsoft Word, Excel and other software that's now a part of modern personal and corporate life is taking on the vast challenge of managing the federal insurance marketplace.
When it comes to data breaches, don't think in terms of "will it happen?" Think: "when it happens, will I be prepared?" One expert says 2014 is going to open the floodgates on healthcare data breaches.
We all experienced -- directly or vicariously -- the confusion, uncertainty, and disappointment associated with the launch of the public health insurance exchanges. The good news is that next year could only be better with that experience under our collective belt.
An audit of North Carolina's new Medicaid information system confirms some doctors' "worst fears." It's improving, officials say, but has many miles to go — at quick pace if they want to get federal certification and funding.