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  • Congress Takes Aim at Healthcare Technology Data Blocking in a Move That Might Benefit...

    Congress Takes Aim at Healthcare Technology Data Blocking in a Move That Might Benefit...

    Andrea Downing Peck - DarkDaily | August 10, 2015


    Federal health officials are taking steps to end technology vendors’ “data blocking” practices that inhibit the electronic transfer of patient information. This is a tactic that has proven costly for pathology groups and clinical laboratories that want to interface their laboratory information systems with providers’ or hospitals’ electronic healthcare records (EHRs). Read More
  • The High Cost Of Healthcare: America's $15B Program To Pay Hospitals For Medical Resident...

    The High Cost Of Healthcare: America's $15B Program To Pay Hospitals For Medical Resident...

    Amy Nodrum - International Business Times | August 13, 2015


    A few years ago, a 30-year-old pregnant woman came into the emergency room at Stanford University Medical Center in California. She realized she was spotting while out to lunch with her mother, and panicked. She had struggled to become pregnant for five years and it was just 10 weeks into her first term. Dr. Keith Chan remembers being called to her bedside to perform an ultrasound. At that time, 37-year-old Chan was only a medical student at Stanford, but he already knew enough to diagnose and comfort the worried mother-to-be. “I remember telling her, ‘Your baby is fine -- here's the heartbeat. I think things are going to be okay,’” he says. Now, Chan is entering his fifth year of residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. By this point, his daily duties look very similar to those of a practicing radiologist. But the hospital he serves pays him less than a fifth of what it would have to pay a radiologist to perform the same work. Read More
  • The Changing Face of Medical Education: Big Data, Self-Paced Learning

    The Changing Face of Medical Education: Big Data, Self-Paced Learning

    Joyce Frieden - MedPage Today | August 13, 2015


    Two years ago, the American Medical Association said medical education needed a shakeup, citing "gaps between how medical students are trained and how health care is delivered," and put up $11 million to fund experiments in closing those gaps. Now that effort is beginning to bear fruit. Read More
  • Technology Driving Healthcare Revolution, Not Policy

    Technology Driving Healthcare Revolution, Not Policy

    Greg Goth - HealthData Management | August 11, 2015


    Jeffrey A. Sachs has worked on various high-level health initiatives over the years, from advising former New York governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo to providing guidance on California's Medicaid waiver in 2010. Yet Sachs, founder of Sachs Policy Group, a New York City-based boutique consultancy, has a career history far-flung from the buttoned-down and cautious health policy wonk might expect him to be – and he makes no bones in discounting the healthcare industry's preoccupation on policy minutiae in turbulent times. "The move to value is a convergence being driven by technology, not public policy," Sachs said. "I say to the people I talk to, 'If you think it's public policy, that would be really good for you, because you could stop it.' But it's not public policy." Read More
  • Cadillac tax hurting HSAs

    Cadillac tax hurting HSAs

    Dennis Triplett - BenifitsPro | August 10, 2015


    While 2018 might still seem far off in the future, the realities of the impact of the 40-percent excise tax in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are already being felt today. The excise tax, or Cadillac tax as it is more commonly known, is set to impact 48 percent of employers in 2018 and could potentially reach 82 percent by 2023, according to a September 2014 Towers Watson study. Read More