Tag Archives: Healthcare

GE Pitches Investors on Its Health-Care Unit, a Steady Source of Cash – The Wall Street Journal

A manager at GE Healthcare’s production facility in Madison, Wis., shows the company’s new infant warmer and infant incubator. Photo: John Hart/Associated Press By Thomas Gryta Thomas Gryta The Wall Street Journal Biography @tgryta Thomas.Gryta@wsj.com Dec. 1, 2019 8:00 am ET General Electric Co. GE -0.18% aims to excite investors about its health-care division, a… Read More »

HIMSSCast: CMS price transparency rule, telehealth parity laws, and healthcare consumerism

Top Stories The HFN team discusses some recent pieces of news from federal and state governments, and speculates on these developments. Whitepapers Clinical Quality Measures 101 Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need… Read More »

Unnecessary healthcare supply chain spending reaches almost $26 billion; savings opportunities remain

Unnecessary hospital spending on supply chain products and related operations and procedures has reached about $ 25.7 billion a year, according to an annual analysis by Navigant. The potential savings opportunity represents a 11.8% surge from 2017, representing $ 2.7 billion. For individual hospitals, the average total supply expense reduction opportunity by percent remained steady… Read More »

Why interoperability matters to the current and future state of healthcare

In the modern world of healthcare, it’s critical for technology to be interoperable. Different EHR systems must have the ability to exchange information between providers. Offering better workflows, improved clarity, and better patient care, true interoperability between systems, however, remains elusive. Fundamentally, interoperability delivers the opportunity for better care coordination and lower healthcare costs. The… Read More »