HIXNY COO Joel Ryba outlines sixteen tenets for enabling effective health information exchange -- and does so in response to a market wherein far too many products are being touted as HIE enablers when many are not.
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation announced $1.6 million in grants to four health care institutions in India that will help improve diabetes education, prevention and care and increase health care worker capacity in rural and tribal areas and among the urban poor.
The John A. Hartford Foundation has received a multi-year, multi-million dollar Social Innovation Fund (SIF) award for a program to improve depression care in medically underserved rural communities in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The SIF, which is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), awarded the Foundation a two-year, $2 million grant.
The Western New York HIE's executive director discusses the pact HealtheLink signed with the VA this week to exchange clinical information among providers, the ways each sides will benefit, and challenges ahead.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder have announced the launch of a ground-breaking partnership among the federal government, State officials, several leading private health insurance organizations, and other health care anti-fraud groups to prevent health care fraud. This voluntary, collaborative arrangement uniting public and private organizations is the next step in the Obama administration’s efforts to combat health care fraud and safeguard health care dollars to better protect taxpayers and consumers.
HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp. announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), to provide a customized Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Detection System to detect fraud, waste, and abuse through data modeling algorithms that analyze claims and provider behavior.
National Government Services, Inc. announces it has been selected by TurningPoint Global Solutions, LLC, as a subcontractor for a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Program Integrity (CPI) contract to reduce fraud, waste, abuse, and errors in the Medicare program. CPI is implementing a National Fraud Prevention Program (NFPP) focused on prevention and detection that is integrated, risk-based, and measurable.
athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), patient communication, and care coordination services to medical groups, today announced that it will provide cloud-based services to two Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): Manet Community Health Center and Community Health Programs. These new signings follow athenahealth’s successful implementations with Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Three Lower Counties Community Services, expanding the list of FQHCs that have turned to athenahealth as a strategic partner to support their goals.
Today's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gives extra punch to the market forces pushing healthcare away from fee-for-service and re-injects a new sense of urgency into the transformation of the health industry, according to a report published today by the Health Research Institute (HRI) of PwC US.
Investment in the doctor patient relationship received another boost from WellPoint and CMS today. WellPoint’s industry leading primary care program was given a vote of confidence by CMS, as the agency announced the markets selected for its Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. WellPoint’s affiliated health plans in Colorado, Ohio and New York were selected to participate.
MMRGlobal, Inc., which provides, among other things, online personal health records (PHR), has entered into an agreement with E-Mail Frequency, which provides targeted email delivery services across a range of demographics and industry sectors.
A new nationwide poll finds that heavy majorities of voters across party lines believe that the legal system is increasing health care costs. The survey also found that 66 percent of voters favor taking medical claims out of the current legal system and putting them into new health courts with expert judges. The poll was conducted for Common Good by Clarus Research Group.