Big data helping accountable care organizations

Big data helping accountable care organizations The federal government’s goal was to improve quality of care when moving towards accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are all about getting out in front of people’s health in hope of preventing on going care and treatment. Leaders within the government that push for ACO development believe electronic health…

Republicans release ACA alternative

Republicans release ACA alternative An alternative to Obamacare has been proposed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, and Senator Richard Burr, which would eliminate the individual mandates under the ACA while maintaining the tax credits for low-income individuals to obtain private health insurance coverage, reports The Hill.…

EHR market impacts how hospitals invest in HIT

EHR market impacts how hospitals invest in HIT A new report from Frost and Sullivan predicts a change in how hospitals invest in health IT is coming as a result of a maturing EHR market. EHR Intelligence reports the recent shift in the hospital EHR market reflects transformations in healthcare consolidation and reimbursement. “Hospitals understand…