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.
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources.
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.
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.
Six years after Texas hospitals were given the ability to verify patient identity with a driver's license electronic strip, a bill passed by the state House and Senate would expand the practice to all providers.
The time has come to tackle integrity of health information, not just the technical and operational mechanisms for the sending and receiving it, particularly as EHR kinks get ironed out both among internal users and the patients they serve.
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.