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Self-insured hospital expands into accountable care

As accountable care gains momentum in healthcare, one hospital isn't just focused on the general health of the population it serves. Instead, It is primarily concerned with the health of its employees, according to  MedCityNews.  

HIMSS15: Population health management is this year's biggest buzzword

My favorite aspects of the annual Health Information and Management System Society's annual conference, in no particular order, include reconnecting with friends and colleagues, hearing health...

HIMSS15: Payer tech plays to consumers' hands, wrists

Payers made several product and partnership announcements at the Health Information and Management System Society's annual conference in Chicago. Here's a sampling of payer news from HIMSS15.

Another reason to use Twitter: Tweets can predict emergency room visits

Twitter users who post personal health-related information online may help hospitals predict how many emergency room visits they can expect on a given day, according to new research from the University of Arizona.

Beware of drowning patients in paperwork

When it comes to the amount of paperwork and red tape now involved in healthcare, patients don't like it any more than physicians do.

Primary care model brings docs, specialists to the workplace, improves patient experience

Scott Shreeve, M.D., aims to transform primary care delivery with a streamlined approach that brings healthcare to the workplace.

New study shows Ebola virus no more deadly now than in 1970s

A new study from the University of Manchester shows that despite mutations, the Ebola virus hasn't become deadlier since the initial outbreak in the 1970s

Paperwork overload may drive patients away from providers

Few patients or providers will admit they enjoy all the paperwork involved in healthcare, but according to a new survey, this overabundance of red tape may even cause patients to skip the hospital or doctor's office entirely.

Vermont BCBS, MVP Health owed millions thanks to technical glitch on state exchange

Vermont health insurers may be owed millions of dollars thanks to a technical glitch on the state's insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect, which told two insurers to stop billing customers.

House calls make a comeback--with an IT twist

As pressure mounts for physicians to manage patients' chronic conditions out of the hospital, the house call has re-emerged as a way to complement office-based care. Unlike doctors' black bags of the 1950s, however, today's tools of the trade rely heavily on health information technology.