Information Technology

November 6, 2014 | Anthony Brino

More and more states are turning to all-payer claims databases to try to bring the ideas of transparency and shopping to reality.

November 3, 2014 | Anthony Brino

All HIPAA-covered health organizations, and especially insurers, have been handed a small victory in the war of administrative simplification, as federal regulators once again back off a policy change long in the making.

October 28, 2014 | Anthony Brino

UnitedHealth continued its shopping spree on Tuesday with Optum, the group's technology and services subsidiary, agreeing to pay $600 million to acquire Alere Inc.'s condition management and wellness subsidiaries.

October 27, 2014 | Anthony Brino

Many years ago, there was a saying in American politics to describe an important bellwether state: "As Maine goes, so goes the nation." Today the state is still an important indicator, especially in healthcare. 

October 22, 2014 | Anthony Brino

An established but growing player in the health insurance technology space is looking to get big and serious.

October 21, 2014 | Anthony Brino

As cardiovascular disease becomes a greater risk for both older and younger Americans, there may be new grounds for steering members away from traditional diagnostics.

October 16, 2014 | Ashley Rekem

Where time equals brain in preventing death, disability and millions of dollars in spending, insurers and providers have a huge opportunity to try an approach that can pay for itself.

October 14, 2014 | Erin McCann

Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters with a video-based platform that connects consumers searching online for health data with physicians.

October 7, 2014 | Ephraim Schwartz

The industry that prides itself on being at the cutting edge of biomedical research is at the back end when it comes to adopting mobile technology for healthcare professionals and patients.

October 7, 2014 | Tom Sullivan

Hewlett-Packard revealed on Monday that it intends to break itself into two distinct entities and, in so doing, shared a little about how it will all work.

October 2, 2014 | Anthony Brino

More and more insurers are getting on to the smartphone and mobile health wave, trying to both attract tech-savvy members and try out new wellness ideas.

October 1, 2014 | Mike Milliard

United Healthcare's shopping spree continues, as it acquires a Texas company with practice management, revenue cycle, physician referral management and other ambulatory-focused technology.

October 27, 2014 | Upcoming Webinars
Learn about key trends and important changes in health spending accounts and health plan administration, and find out how health plans and TPAs scope and implement the right solutions for themselves and their customers.

October 24, 2014 | White Papers
Visiting the emergency room for a health issue is usually a frustrating experience. There's often a long wait just to be admitted, followed by even more waiting for an available doctor or nurse. Then there are the discharge process and the visit to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. But HealthSpot, a small Ohio-based telehealth company founded in 2010, hopes to change all that.

October 24, 2014 | White Papers
In the U.S. and around the world, three factors are driving a "perfect storm" in healthcare: rapidly aging populations and their chronic, geriatric health conditions; a shortage of trained healthcare professionals; and the need for ever-greater efficiencies in healthcare delivery.

October 24, 2014 | White Papers
The affordable care act increased health plans' exposure to chronic disease costs in the private insurance market and created reimbursement models that put new accountability on physicians and hospitals for chronic disease outcomes and costs. To succeed in this new environment, payers, providers and life sciences organizations must collaborate to adopt more effective treatment modalities to stem the tide of rising costs. The good news is that better outcomes and lower costs are possible with integrated care and new technology that extends healthcare to patients when and where they need it most.

October 15, 2014 | White Papers
Box brings disparate parties together across the healthcare continuum to better collaborate, share data, and improve care delivery. Box serves providers, payors and life science companies around the world to: - Improve Care Coordination: Box helps coordinate care between doctors and care teams inside and outside of a healthcare organization by streamlining the secure sharing of administrative and patient information. - Mobile Access and HIPAA Security: Provides doctors, researchers, and administrators with a quick way to securely share files that may contain Protected Health Information (PHI) in them. - Accelerate Research: Box allows for secure collaboration across multiple departments inside your organization as well as with outside contracted research partners. - Enhance Sales Productivity: When selling to clinical customers, Box can enhances your sales productivity by making regulated sales and training materials available in real-time to sales reps out in the field.

October 15, 2014 | White Papers
Providing high-quality healthcare is a science--but securely managing the expanding amount of highly personal healthcare content can be an art. As the already-large volumes of healthcare-related data continue to grow, many organizations are turning to the cloud to store, manage and share data. When looking at ways to better share documents and files across healthcare organizations, IT and Security professionals need a cloud-based content management and collaboration platform that offers enterprise-grade security.

October 15, 2014 | White Papers
Hospitals have the need to collaborate internally and externally, respond to the trends of BYOD, consumerization of IT and the availability of free cloud solutions that are accelerating the occurance of Shadow IT which can lead to unintended data loss and HIPAA breaches. Read this inforgraphic to learn about statistics and information around BYOD, how HIPAA breaches affect revenue and reputation loss and ways to combat insecure file sharing.

September 11, 2014 | White Papers
Learn how health plans and insurers can use Teradata to succeed in today's healthcare environment by engaging with individual consumers through data-driven marketing.

September 11, 2014 | White Papers
Learn how to mitigate risk, stay compliant, and improve financial performance in the health insurance industry using advanced analytics.

September 11, 2014 | White Papers
In this era of healthcare reform, creating a data and analytics-driven environment can help you improve your marketing and operations and the health of your members to give you a competitive edge.

September 10, 2014 | White Papers
With the September 22, 2014 deadline to renew existing Business Associate Agreements and comply with updated HIPAA requirements, it’s important that you have the information and tools to take action. View this fact sheet and learn: Key changes from the HIPAA Omnibus final rule, steps you need to take to comply and how DocuSign can help your organization meet the deadline and stay ahead of the curve with HIPAA compliance.

September 10, 2014 | White Papers
From their inception, computers have depended on human operators’ manual efforts as the first critical step in performing their functions. In the 21st century, however, such manual unstructured processes are being automated to speed data-related tasks and reduce errors virtually to zero. In this context, automation is the linking of disparate systems, applications and software so that they become self-acting and self-regulating.

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