Total Dollars Spent on Medications in the U.S. Reached $329.2B in 2013

Total Dollars Spent on Medications in the U.S. Reached $329.2B in 2013

The total dollars spent on medications in the U.S. reached $329.2 billion in 2013, up 3.2 percent, according to according to a new report issued today by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. Read More

Is Defensive Medicine Driving Up Healthcare Costs

Is Defensive Medicine Driving Up Healthcare Costs?

Hospital administrators estimate that one-third of healthcare costs are the result of tests and treatments that aren’t medically necessary and ordered to prevent lawsuits Read More

TrustHCS Partners with Greenway for ICD-10 Education_Training

TrustHCS Partners with Greenway for ICD-10 Preparation and Transition

TrustHCS and Greenway Health have solidified a partnership to assist users of the Greenway PrimeSUITE integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution with ICD-10 preparation and transition. Read More

The Patient Impact on Doctors Transitioning to Concierge Medicine

The Patient Impact of Doctors Transitioning to Concierge Medicine

Do patients feel abandoned when their doctor converts their practice to concierge medicine? (via http://mercuryadvisorygroup.com)

Recently, I had a friendly lunch with a colleague downtown. Our discussion migrated to marketing and branding of physician practices.  I learned that he had been a patient of the practice that my concierge physician owns as a majority shareholder. … Read More

10 Things We Should NOT Blame Obamacare For

10 Things We Should NOT Blame Obamacare For

There is a new report out from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) titled “The Slow Recovery of the Labor Market”, and as its title implies, it predicts a slow recovery from a labor perspective. Among other things, the CBO report is now making headlines in the political game of Obamacare because it forecasts a 2.5 million job reduction by 2024 due to the effects of the health care law. Read More

63% of Providers Reported No Change in Patient Volumes from ACA

9 Key Drivers of Physician Dissatisfaction with EHRs

The ACA has changed the healthcare landscape entirely, with an influx of newly-insured patients entering the healthcare system—in some cases for the very first time.

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Florida Blue, Baptist Health Quality Network Create ACO Program

Florida Blue, Baptist Health Quality Network Create ACO Program

Florida Blue, Baptist Health South Florida and Baptist Health Quality Network (BHQN) announced the execution of an accountable care agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in South Florida. Read More

Attitudes Towards ICD-10 Survey

Survey Invitation: Healthcare Professionals Attitudes Towards ICD-10

NueMD is conducting an online survey to measure healthcare professionals’ attitudes towards the transition to ICD-10. Read More

Survey Reveals Too Many Hospitals Stuck in the Supply Chain Stone Age

Survey Reveals Hospital Supply Chain Still Stuck in the “Stone Age”

Senior hospital executives cite hospital supply chain specifically in the operating room as a major obstacle to lowering overall healthcare costs. Read More

Care Continuum Alliance Changes Name to Population Health Alliance

Care Continuum Alliance Changes Name to Population Health Alliance

Care Continuum Alliance will now be known as the Population Health Alliance (PHA).

After representing population health, disease management, and wellness and prevention stakeholders Read More

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