Canon Medical Systems USA

  • 3 possibilities for the future of the ACA exchanges

    3 possibilities for the future of the ACA exchanges

    Leslie Small - www.fiercehealthcare.com | August 05, 2016


    ​With health insurers struggling to turn a profit on the Affordable Care Act exchanges and premiums likely to rise, many have wondered what the future will hold for this prominent feature of the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law. Read More
  • Value Based Reimbursement: The Rock Thrown Into The Health Care Pond

    Value Based Reimbursement: The Rock Thrown Into The Health Care Pond

    Bruce Merlin Fried and Jeremy David Sherer - http://healthaffairs.org/ | July 08, 2016


    ​Value-based reimbursement (VBR), it seems to be everywhere. Launched by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a multitude of new payment models and organizations are rapidly reshaping the health care system in ways that are known and, as the ripples of change radiate out from the ACA, in ways that are yet to be understood. Read More
  • ACA sets off major transformation for U.S. hospitals

    ACA sets off major transformation for U.S. hospitals

    Mark Taylor - medcitynews.com | June 15, 2016


    U.S. hospitals appear to be undergoing yet another in a series of transformations, according to a new report by the San Antonio-based healthcare consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. In the 128-page report, “The Transformation of the American Hospital: 2015-2020,” the authors describe the rapid evolution of hospitals since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and its impact on the payment, quality and delivery of services. Read More
  • Dissecting digital data for meaningful healthcare information

    Dissecting digital data for meaningful healthcare information

    Mary K Pratt - http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ | June 14, 2016


    ​The University of Michigan Health System has 85,000 distinct fields in its patient records, and for Julia Adler-Milstein, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health management and policy at the university, the idea of sharing all that under the umbrella of interoperability is a nonstarter. Even if technology actually enabled that level of sharing, she said, it’s unnecessary. “We keep saying we need interoperability but we have not done a good job of saying it means this,” she said. Read More
  • The lingering challenge of healthcare interoperability

    The lingering challenge of healthcare interoperability

    Mary K Pratt - http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/ | June 14, 2016


    ​Front-line doctors, healthcare administrators, government officials—in fact, just about all everyone connected to medical care–support interoperability, saying it will improve patient care, reduce medical errors and create money-saving efficiencies. But interoperability has yet to become a reality, despite such overwhelming support for the free flow of patient data between caregivers. In fact, healthcare isn’t even close. Read More