In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the University of Miami School of Business Administration will bring together some of the nation's top health care policy and industry leaders for The Business of Health Care Post-Election, a conference focused on the future of health care reform and what it means for health care organizations and business in general (www.bus.miami.edu/healthcare2013)
With the 2012 election a week away, Leavitt Partners today released analysis that shows the critical impact the elections will have on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Hanging in the balance is the execution of federal health reform as determined by the White House, Congress, statehouses and America's private health care system. Major public policy decisions pertaining to health insurance exchanges, Medicare benefits, Medicaid expansion and insurance reforms are all on the table as Americans place their vote.
The South East Michigan Health Information Exchange (SEMHIE) announced today that it has officially completed all milestones under its multi-million dollar contract to provide its E-Disability Claim Filing Service to the U.S. Government's Social Security Administration (SSA). The infrastructure of this health information exchange can provide the basis for creating a comprehensive health information exchange for Southeast Michigan in the future.
InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced it has been ranked a leader in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Health Information Exchange Platform Solutions 2012 Vendor Assessment, Doc # HI235816. IDC Health Insights examined the capabilities and strategies of 16 HIE platform vendors on the basis of estimated market share and potential for growth, and determined that the InterSystems HealthShare(TM) strategic informatics platform is a leading solution.
Among the most heated topics being discussed in the current stage of the presidential election campaign is health reform, more properly the Affordable Health Care Act. Most recent figures, released last fall for the year 2010, show just under 50 million people without health insurance — that's 16.3 percent of the total U.S. population.
At their 80th Annual Meeting last week in Orlando, Fla., the U.S. Conference of Mayors endorsed SEIU-UHW's Let's Get Healthy California campaign, adopting a resolution to replicate the Let's Get Healthy Task Force in other cities throughout the U.S.
Only about half of U.S. adults received selected preventive services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, from a health care professional before 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
PatientOrderSets.com is pleased to announce that its EntryPoint software module was certified on May 30th, 2012 under ICSA Labs' ONC-ATCB Electronic Health Record program. The program ensures EntryPoint is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Noting that sufficient levels of skilled nursing staff are essential to providing high quality care and reducing unnecessary, costly hospital readmissions, the new Spring 2012 Care Context health policy paper released today by the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (AQNHC), with analytic support from Avalere Health, examines the cumulative negative impact of Medicare and Medicaid payment reductions on nursing facilities (NFs).
HHS made it official: The ICD-10 compliance deadline will be pushed back. The WHO, meanwhile, has said it plans to make ICD-11 available in 2015 -- which creates a potentially strategic intersection for U.S. healthcare companies.
CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its three-year, US$1.8 million DHS-Wide Public Cloud Web Content Management Services contract. The contract was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) US$76 million Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) BPA. CGI was granted approval to deliver certified, secure government cloud services under the IaaS BPA last month following a rigorous accreditation process.
CGI Group Inc., (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services announces the appointment of George Schindler, currently President, CGI Federal, to President U.S. Operations, effective Oct. 1, 2011 and Donna Ryan to President, CGI Federal, subject to the approval of the Defense Security Service (DSS). In addition, Donna Morea, current President of CGI’s U.S. and India operations is retiring after a successful 31-year career with the company.