Chronic Care Archives
Healthland, a vendor of clinical and financial/administrative information systems for rural community and critical access hospitals, has acquired American HealthTech, which sells software to skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care providers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued an interim final rule setting payment rates for treatment of patients enrolled in the federal governments Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan authorized under the Affordable Care Act.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is making about $1 billion in grants available in a second round of funding under the Affordable Care Act to support innovative ways to improve health care outcomes.
Health care accreditation firm NCQA announced in January 2013 a new program to credential patient-centered medical home content experts. Now, it has posted contact information for more than 100 credentialed experts in 29 states on a new Web site.
To control costs, Gundersen Lutheran Health System targets a relatively small group of patientsthat 1 to 2 percent of patients at risk for hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and other complications.
In the Spring 2013 Economic Outlook from provider alliance Premier Inc. that included surveying 530 hospitals and health systems, 43 percent of respondents expect health information technology and telecommunications to be its largest capital investment during the next year.
A free Web seminar on May 7 will feature two provider organizations discussing how they are using health information technology under the federally sponsored Million Hearts program to help reduce patients blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Twenty-five thousand individuals now have enrolled in the Mount Sinai Biobank Program of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, the organization announced on April 29.
Medical information content vendor Elsevier has published the first in a series of issue briefs examining the benefits and challenges of adopting evidence-based medicine.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is in the early stages of developing software to improve transitions of care for adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease, and seeks public comment.
Physician and hospital software vendor Allscripts has introduced new software to support the enhanced care coordination across provider settings required under accountable care organizations and other value-based treatment/payment programs.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization created in the Affordable Care Act, has issued two funding announcements to establish the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is adding a new routine for use of health information to eight systems of records or databases, to ease in identifying vulnerable individuals who may need health assistance during an emergency, such as a disaster.
A study at Kaiser Permanente finds 29.5 percent of women prescribed bisphosphonates, a class of drugs to prevent loss of bone mass in patients with osteoporosis and similar bone diseases, failed to pick up their prescription.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is again asking for public comments as it prepares a study to assess the relationship between health information technology implementation and health care workflows in six ambulatory practices becoming medical homes.