Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its decision on the "contraception mandate" and could add more complexity to employer-based health insurance. Another dispute may spell even more trouble for health reform.
The ability for this next generation of doctors to eliminate suffering will be unprecedented, according to Rep. Mike Burgess (R-Tex.), vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
With the continued shortage of qualified individuals to fill the health IT staffing gap in the outwardly expanding health IT revolution, some experts claim relief can be found in some less likely places.
That and a raft of questions about how government and industry should forge ahead are emerging as the grand vision for interoperable electronic health records systems are progressing too slowly for many stakeholders.
To accomplish that, the Veterans Affairs Department established an inner circle, defined service levels, standardized equipment, and began building on top of that. Today, it’s ramping up for a third circle.
Health insurers want to guide individuals through health and healthcare, from birth to death,. To improve on the traditional insurance experience--which is not always good one-- they're going to have to innovate at many levels.