Canon Medical Systems USA

  • How hospitals are prepping for Medicare's mandatory bundled-pay test

    How hospitals are prepping for Medicare's mandatory bundled-pay test

    Melanie Evans - modernhealthcare.com | November 18, 2015


    Hospitals in dozens of U.S. markets are now cramming for a compulsory test of Medicare payment reform. The hardest part may be that their success relies on the work of partners they aren't used to collaborating with. Hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas learned this week they have no choice but to accept a single sum for the cost of care during and 90 days after patients visit the hospital for hip and knee replacement surgery, a strategy known as bundled payments. Read More
  • 17 winners and losers under the ACA and 10 more thoughts and observations on the ACA so far

    17 winners and losers under the ACA and 10 more thoughts and observations on the ACA so far

    Scott Becker, Molly Gamble and Tamara Rosin - beckershospitalreview.com | November 12, 2015


    As we look at the evolution of the Affordable Care Act there are clearly some positives and some negatives. By and large, we believe the ACA is not going away after the next election or for a long time. Thus, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on a few observations on the ACA. Some of the observations are new, some are not. Read More
  • Key U.S. healthcare woes to watch, as government grapples with solutions

    Key U.S. healthcare woes to watch, as government grapples with solutions

    Leia Parker - bizjournals.com | November 12, 2015


    Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act has already succeeded in providing insurance for millions of previously uninsured or underinsured Americans. Despite all the partisan rancor over whether the Affordable Care Act is the right approach to fixing problems with the U.S. health insurance system, it hasn’t had much of a direct effect on most Americans. That’s because most people are insured through employer-sponsored large group plans, Medicaid or Medicare — the three sources of health insurance least affected by the act’s insurance provisions, according to the American Institute for Economic Research. Read More
  • The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

    The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

    Jeanette Cajide - huffingtonpost.com | November 11, 2015


    The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion connected devices will be on the Internet. If Facebook has its wish of connecting the other two-thirds of the world, this number could be predictably higher. Read More
  • Meet an education innovator who says knowledge is becoming obsolete

    Meet an education innovator who says knowledge is becoming obsolete

    Paul Solman - pbs.org | November 13, 2015


    In 1999, Sugata Mitra, a software engineer in New Delhi, India, was worried about information poverty. So he cut a hole in a wall, inserted a computer into it, and watched as kids from the slum next door began to use the computer. They began browsing the Internet… and they began learning. So Mitra put more holes in more walls throughout India and watched. Read More