Healthcare News & Insights

What hospitals can learn from HHS’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General  (OIG) is passing on a data security lesson from a recent audit it conducted on the rest of the department. 

Value-based care: The newest initiatives

The feds have already put several value-based payment initiatives in place for Medicare. They’ve also recently pledged to work with private payors, states and other providers to expand this system of reimbursement. 

Feds announce value-based payment timeline

It’s not just a vague threat anymore: Value-based payments are coming – and soon.

Will Stage 3 finally fix hospitals’ meaningful use issues?

Many providers are choosing to give up on trying to attest to Stage 2 of the meaningful use program. But they may have more luck in the newly proposed Stage 3. 

Feds give guidance for handling shooters in hospitals

It’s the worse-case scenario for your hospital: There’s an active shooter in your facility.

Does value-based pay stifle care innovation?

A new study shows pay-for-performance models discourage care innovation, but new legislation may fix that. 

Hospital commended after admitting to role in patient’s death

Admitting a mistake isn’t easy for anyone, but more hospitals are finding real benefits from taking a more up-front approach to discussing their own errors.

One in seven hospitalized Medicare patients suffers harm

A new report raises some alarming questions about the quality of care Medicare patients receive.

The No. 1 cause of health data breaches is …

A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that the leading cause of health information being lost is frustratingly simple:

Feds to spend $250M on building primary care

It’s no secret there’s a critical shortage of primary care docs. Uncle Sam is trying to do something about it.