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UnitedHealth doubles down on telemedicine with app in employer-sponsored plans

Dive Brief: The country’s largest private payer is rolling out a new virtual care app for the more than 27 million Americans covered in its employer-sponsored health plans. The new UnitedHealthcare app gives users access to a practitioner via mobile device or computer. Beneficiaries can use it to schedule and conduct a virtual visit with… Read More »

The good, the bad, and the hopeful in new interoperability plans from Washington

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS Robust exchange of health information is absolutely critical to improving health care quality and lowering costs. In the last few months, government leaders at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have advanced ambitious policies to make interoperability a reality. Overall, this is a great thing. However, there are places… Read More »

Lawmakers concerned about VA plans for Cerner scheduling solution

The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to accelerate the deployment of a Cerner patient appointment scheduling solution so the VA can implement the system earlier than its new EHR. The agency is putting Cerner’s medical appointment scheduling solution on a faster track because of concerns about the 10-year implementation period required to deploy the $… Read More »