The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020. The plan details how the federal government intends to apply the effective use of information and technology to "help the nation achieve...
UnitedHealth Group, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, stunned investors when it significantly lowered its profit estimates, placing the blame for an expected loss of hundreds of millions of dollars on selling individual policies under the federal healthcare...
Represent your facility, your state and your industry at the one political event that directly impacts you, your facility and your bottom-line — AAHAM Legislative Day. Our strong grassroots...
The federal EHR incentive plan has paid dividends in getting health systems to adopt electronic health records, but small hospitals still lag behind, even after nearly five years. These are the findings from a new study featuring nationwide data collected from 2008-2014.
The average annual retail cost of specialty drugs used to treat complex diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis now exceeds the median U.S. household income, according to a report. The study of 115 specialty...
Pfizer and Allergan announced they would merge in a massive, $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker, producing treatments as varied as Lipitor and Botox. The deal is structured as a reverse merger, with smaller Dublin-based Allergan buying New...
In a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall wrote that DoD "has met the interoperability requirements" of the National Defense Authorization Act.
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