Saying that the proposed legislation would address "the failure of DoD and VA to develop a single unified medical record," one of the bill's backers explains that it would require VA and DoD to prove they are implementing a plan for that single medical record.
With $81 million behind a fresh round of funding opportunities, the institute is committed to focusing on "research questions of most importance to patients," and, as such, is seeking projects spanning five areas.
Florida has some of the highest public program fraud rates in the nation, and it's also the first state to adopt a front-end fraud prevention technology for social and health programs, with a pilot in greater Orlando.
The private online HIX is set to partner with federal exchanges to bring consumers another enrollment channel, and the company says its also offering states a free interface to create more ladders into the insurance pool.
While M&A activity might be more quiet today than some would expect, panelists at a Nashville Health Care Council event anticipate that will change later this year. And one predicted that 2013 will be the busiest year for healthcare IPOs in more than a decade.
In a rousing and impassioned speech, ONC's chief said that America is halfway through digitizing healthcare and five percent of the way through transforming workflows to take advantage of the infrastructure. Achieving that will require new roles of the entire care team.