By HEALTH CATALYST / WEBINAR SERIES In 2005, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare embarked upon a strategic Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) initiative with the Microsoft technology platform as the foundation. Dale Sanders was CIO at Northwestern and led the development of Northwestern’s Microsoft-based EDW. At that time, Microsoft as an EDW platform was not en vogue and […]
HuffPost Hill turns five this weekend, meaning Boehner might finally put us on appropriations. Marco Rubio’s healthcare program only covers 80 people, but to be fair, that doesn’t include all the patients in gay conversion therapy. And...Show More Summary
Republicans are SO excited at the possibility of the Supreme Court murdering Obamacare, finally, but it won’t all be unicorns and rainbows and the free market allowing you the freedom to die from lack of access to healthcare. There will also be, sigh and eyeroll, the unfortunate but inevitable attempt by the Obama administration to, like, fix that. Show More Summary
John Hammergren CEO at McKesson Editor’s Note: John H. Hammergren is chairman, president and chief executive officer of McKesson Corporation. How often do we visit the doctor’s office and think, “This again?” when handed a long medical form to fill out? Don’t we all wonder why our medical information can’t be automatically transferred from our primary... Read More
The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review. At present, the counseling role occupies a unique and diverse position within the infertilityShow More Summary
Yesterday, Forbes reported on The Companies Hiring Most Right Now, and found that the bulk of the listed job openings required tech skills, even those in industries like healthcare and financial services. To get a sense of which companies currently have the most job openings specifically for tech professionals, Forbes consulted with [...]
Albert Feuer, Which State-Law Reporting, Record-Keeping, and Disclosure Mandates Does ERISA Permit that Relate to State Criminal Laws, Insurance Laws, Healthcare Laws, Tax Laws, Domestic Relations Laws, Labor Laws, or Other State Laws? Chris Forbush (BYU), Enforcement of the Federal Individual Income Tax: Acting Outside the Boundaries that the Constitution,...
Back when a presidential campaign was most definitely twinkling in Marco Rubio's eye, when he was speaker of the Florida House, he thought he had the solution to healthcare reform—a no-mandate, market-based exchange. Introduced and passed...Show More Summary
How much do Republican policymakers in Arizona hate "Obamacare"? Enough to pass a new law that punishes their own state for no reason.
Following February's big bounce back MoM, Consumer Prices in March rose 0.2% MoM (less than the expected 0.3% rise) but it is YoY that is the great news for Americans. CPI fell 0.1% YoY in March (below expectations of unch) which means Consumer Prices haven't risen YoY in 3 months. Show More Summary
A misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well.
More Americans than ever are buying their own health insurance plans, but navigating the marketplace has never been trickier. While it's not easy, there's a big upside to the patient-as-consumer healthcare economy: You now have the ability to shop for the most affordable care. All it takes is a...
A national physician survey of nearly 3,000 physicians who use the Epocrates medical reference app reveal that 95% of physicians have experienced a delay or difficulty delivering medical care because patients’ health records were not easily accessible or shared. Show More Summary
Hospitals and IDNs are investing in new technologies that enhance the value of their EMRs, enable interoperability across their internal and external information systems, and help deliver care directly to the patient, according to results of a survey update (2013 to 2014) conducted by HIMSS Analytics on behalf of Philips. These healthcare IT investments are... Read More
Today’s population health strategies currently used by health plans and employer groups are missing the mark when it comes to directly affecting healthcare’s number one health challenge: arresting the trajectory of compounding chronic conditions. Show More Summary
Anna Deavere Smith, whose documentary theater offerings have investigated the Rodney King riots ("Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992") and the crisis in U.S. healthcare ("Let Me Down Easy"), among other societal flash points, has been hard at work on a new piece on the school-to-prison pipeline in poor...
Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and the Obama administration are in a battle over federal funding for healthcare services to low-income Floridians, a fight taking place against the backdrop of a funding shortfall that Florida's legislature has been unable to figure out. Show More Summary
EHR leader Epic announced this week during HIMSS15 that it will no longer charge a fee to exchange patient records between Epic customers and non-Epic customers through a module formerly called Care Elsewhere, Modern Healthcare first reports. Show More Summary
EHR data aggregation/analytics and consulting firm Arcadia Health Systems announced this week, it has raised $13M in funding led by private equity firm Peloton Equity with participation by existing investors and Zaffre Investments, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Show More Summary
Partners HealthCare is partnering with Samsung Electronics to develop the next generation of personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness. The first phase of this partnership will include software development and...Show More Summary