The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded 33 grants to VA facilities for projects that will improve emergency health care services for women Veterans, expand women’s health education programs for VA staff, and offer telehealth programs to female Veterans in rural areas.
Accountable care organizations see significant potential in clinical analytics and support software, according a recent survey, and ACOs like the Center for Healthcare Innovations, in greater Nashville, are adopting the software as a way to meet complex medical and collaboration problems.
In October, Nationwide Insurance's data systems were hacked, in a breach affecting thousands of consumers. Hacking is one of several privacy issues that may end up be plaguing parts of the health industry if IT systems don't adapt, underwriting and liability experts warn.
As the industry moves in the big data direction, now is the time to begin preparing to protect all that patient information and the demands it puts on an enterprise's IT, policies, procedures, and partners.
In an effort to increase access to health care for the nation's underserved populations and support the incredible efforts of volunteer physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has awarded 15 physician-led free clinics from across the country with grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is deploying a new model for processing compensation benefits claims at 16 VA regional offices. The new model is part of a comprehensive transformation plan designed to yield an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 additional compensation claim decisions annually, while ensuring Veterans most in need receive priority attention.
Alere Health, LLC, a leader in personal health support solutions (a division of Alere Inc.), and the largest U.S. provider of specialized, patient-centered health management services, today announced a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) to launch statewide programs for Maternity and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Care Management for Texas Medicaid fee-for-service clients.
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.
Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc. (IHIE), the nation’s largest health information exchange, together with SeeMyRadiology.com, a cloud-based medical imaging platform, are making it easier for Indiana physicians and hospitals to access and share radiology images with the launch of ImageZone.
The upcoming presidential election may come down to Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, if Stuart Rothenberg is correct. And swing voters everywhere may be too busy watching 'Dancing with the Stars' to make any decisions before autumn.
Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8: National Preparedness strengthens U.S. security and resilience through systematic preparation for threats that pose the greatest risk to national security. With over 90% of the nation's critical infrastructures owned and operated by the private sector; prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery represent national preparedness core capabilities.
Accountable care organization models are the most talked about healthcare delivery change being promised by the healthcare reform law. Despite all the talk, the strategies healthcare executives need to enable their organizations to live up to the promise of Medicare and private ACOs remain murky.
Health 2.0 announced today that teams from Zenithech LLC, Avanade Inc. and Big Yellow Star won the Medicare Claims Data Developer Challenge sponsored by IMPAQ International LLC and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. IMPAQ, a social research and consulting services company, and NORC, a not-for-profit, academic research organization, created the competition to spur development of interactive Internet-based tools to make Medicare claims data more accessible and usable for clinicians, health researchers, consumers, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and others.
Cost-sharing practices that limit access to vital medications for people with serious health conditions may soon be alleviated for many patients thanks to a bill just introduced in Congress. The bi-partisan legislation, supported by the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation and other medical and patient groups, has been introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.).