Audit finds slipshod cybersecurity at HealthCare.gov
The government stored sensitive personal information on millions of health insurance customers in a computer system with basic security flaws, according to an official audit that uncovered slipshod practices.
Health-Care Providers, Insurers Supersize
Five years after the Affordable Care Act helped set off a health-care merger frenzy, the pace of consolidation is accelerating, transforming the medical marketplace into a land of giants.
Better Value in Health Care Requires Focusing on Outcomes
Implementing a value-based strategy is on the mind of nearly every health care organization in the U.S. It seems that every week, one or another announces a new “Center for Health Care Value” or “Center for Health Care Innovation.” These organizations are accepting the fact that the volume-driven system is in its dying days, and that the future will demand that they deliver demonstrably better value: improved outcomes, lower costs, or both.
Rotary Club hears Piedmont plans
Vice Chairman of the Newton County Hospital Authority, Billy Fortson, told the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday that Piedmont Healthcare System was the only one of the nine organizations looked at to merge with Newton Medical Center that fulfilled all of the local hospital’s requirements.
SSM plans to build new SLU Hospital within 5 years
SSM Health plans to spend $500 million to replace the aging Saint Louis University Hospital and build an outpatient care center within the next five years, the not-for-profit Catholic health system said Tuesday.
On the Road to Healthcare Justice
Over the past two years, activists, advocacy groups and community members have secured significant gains in the fight for increased access to healthcare for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) communities in New York and nationally.
Healthcare Asset Management Market by Product, Application , Pharmaceuticals - Global Forecast to 2020
The healthcare asset management market is expected to reach USD 29,602 million by 2020 from USD 6,700 million in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 34.6% during the forecast period. The primary factors contributing to the growth of the global healthcare asset management market are high concerns for patient safety, decreasing cost of hardware, technological advancements, increasing use in the pharmaceutical industry, and increasing use in hospitals to enhance staff productivity. On the other hand, technical and operational challenges coupled with privacy and ethical issues, initial investment requirements, and RFID tag accuracy concerns are the factors restraining the growth of the market.
Why hackers want your health care data most of all
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield is the latest health care company to discover a data breach, but it likely won't be the last as attackers increasingly focus on the wealth of data buried inside health records.
The comprehensive Healthcare alternative
Given the rising burden of non-communicable diseases, there is an increasing demand to build health systems that can address these concerns. However, given how large the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals is, the Indian government has chosen to stay focussed on Maternal and Child Health (MCH). But is the most effective way to deliver on the MCH goals to build an MCH-only health system, or does it need a completely different approach?