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The 15 wealthiest health care executives in the US, according to Forbes

October 12, 2018


Forbes' 37th annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States includes 15 people who work in the health care industry.

The rise in health care data breaches, charted

October 9, 2018


Hackers increasingly are turning their attention to the health care sector—but new research finds data breaches among certain industry stakeholders are more likely to compromise patient records than others.

Why providers can't seem to ditch the fax machine

October 8, 2018


Hospital administrators and federal regulators are pushing full-speed ahead to eradicate the fax machine from health care communications, but some doctors are not ready to give it up.

The future of EHRs, charted

September 27, 2018


A new paper from Stanford Medicine spotlights what primary care providers want from electronic health records.

How this hospital involved patients in updating their EHRs—and saved time and money

September 26, 2018


A unique approach at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gets patients more involved in the data entry process for their electronic health records—a move that has reduced provider data entry time and produced cost savings, hospital leaders say.

Overriding EHR alerts could have negative effects for patients, study suggests

August 22, 2018


An observational study suggests that when physicians do not follow electronic health record alerts that notify them when they are deviating from industry guidelines, their patients experience higher inpatient complication rates and health care costs.

Payment bumps and price transparency requirements: Inside CMS' 2,610-page IPPS final rule

August 3, 2018


CMS' final rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Payment System for fiscal year 2019, which overhauls the meaningful use program and aims to improve hospital price transparency, will affect about 3,300 acute care facilities and about 420 LTCH facilities.

Diagnostic discordance occurs in about 85% of hospital transfers. Here's how providers are trying to do better.

August 1, 2018


A study finds that diagnostic discordance—when a patient receives different diagnoses after being transferred—occurs in roughly 85% of hospital transfers, and some hospitals are looking to resolve the issue.

How CMS wants to change MACRA's QPP in 2019

July 13, 2018


CMS says its Quality Payment Program proposed rule for 2019 includes changes to reduce clinician burden, emphasize patient outcome measures, and promote electronic health record interoperability.

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