In a case pitting the AMA and other medical societies against the biotech industry, the Supreme Court will consider whether genes or gene mutations can be patented. How a ruling either way would impact personalized medicine is also up for debate.
GetWellNetwork, Inc., a provider of interactive patient care (IPC) solutions, announced today that the company has seen 125% growth through September 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 and is on pace for another record year. With patient engagement as a central component of recent regulatory and reimbursement changes, IPC solutions are being adopted at their fastest rate since their introduction more than ten years ago.
Despite having so very much to gain, health organizations typically overpay but under-produce when it comes to information technology. Here are a dozen reasons why that is, according to one consultancy paper.
CMS data show that both large and small hospital vendors found success in the first year of meaningful use attestation, according to a new report by research firm KLAS. Hospitals using Allscripts, Healthland, HMS, McKesson and Siemens were slower to take off than others using Cerner, CPSI, Epic and MEDITECH, the report showed.