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One in ten emergency department visits are for conditions that do not require emergency services and could be better treated through primary or urgent care, more »

The widespread lack of healthcare data transparency is one of the most significant barriers preventing a meaningful transition to accountable care and a data-driven healthcare more »

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have developed an interactive online tool to help healthcare organizations tackle one of the most insidious more »

Bundled payments for cancer treatments, which covered an entire “episode of care” for a single patient, resulted in a 34% reduction of overall medical costs, more »

Epic Systems doesn’t just have the hospital EHR market locked down – they’re a heavy favorite in the business intelligence arena, as well.  According to more »

Hospitals looking to ramp up their offensive tactics when it comes to patient engagement may soon have an interesting new tool at their disposal: a more »

While chief medical information officers (CMIOs) are generally satisfied with their role in fostering clinical analytics and overseeing health IT infrastructures in hospitals and health more »

A third of healthcare representatives polled by KPMG believe that value-based reimbursement arrangements will have a negative effect on the revenue cycle, with 12% anticipating more »

Eighty-four percent of financially insecure hospitals are putting off investments in population health management and clinical analytics infrastructure, says a new survey by Black Book more »

Patient engagement programs that lead to better population health management are among the few things physicians are looking forward to in 2014 amid a rather more »

You don’t have to be an avid coupon-clipper to know that getting rewards for taking small actions is a nice feeling.  The idea of earning more »

After taking similar actions in Rhode Island and Connecticut late last year, national insurer UnitedHealthcare plans to eliminate about 700 Massachusetts physicians from its Medicare more »

More than three-fourths of providers believe that a strong foundation of data analytics and health information governance is critical for the success of value-based payment more »

South Jersey-based AtlantiCare Health System has signed a strategic agreement with Pennsylvania heavyweight Geisinger Health System to explore new models of financial reimbursement, increase health more »

Personalized medicine?  Not if you want to make an extra $350 a month, WellPoint, Inc. is telling oncologists.  The insurer will be offering a financial more »

Healthcare organizations may be investing in clinical analytics, business intelligence solutions, revenue cycle management tools, and robust quality improvement programs, but all the technology in more »

With Kathleen Sebelius turning in her resignation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after a rocky year overseeing the launch of more »

When it comes to using health IT to make improvements within a healthcare organization, clinical analytics often steals the limelight.  Predictive risk scores, sepsis alarms, more »

Companies offering data analytics, care coordination, and practice management solutions raised more than $850 million dollars in the first quarter of 2014 from venture capital more »

When it comes to healthcare spending, much of the focus has been on chronically ill patients.  The commonly cited statistic that 20% of patients account more »

It takes a lot of stamina and determination to tackle the long hours, fast-paced decision making, and responsibility of being a physician in a hospital more »

Despite a slowdown in analytics infrastructure purchasing among hospitals, the market for new technologies to help organizations identify and remediate weak points in their financial more »

In an effort to level the playing field for patients who may not understand how wildly the price of a service can vary from provider more »

Two big names are muscling their way into the informatics and health IT game this year as Royal Philips and General Electric both announce forays more »

Many healthcare organizations might still be questioning the long-term ROI of EHR, analytics, and other HIT investments, but data-driven healthcare is already bringing great rewards more »

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