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A new blockchain alliance that wants to improve the accuracy of provider information just added two healthcare powerhouses to its efforts. Aetna and Ascension have joined Synaptic, the blockchain-focused alliance launched earlier this y..
Amazon has released new machine learning tools with a wide range of applications for the healthcare space. The new Amazon Elastic Inference service harnesses a scalable GPU model, enabling customers to choose the amount of computing pow..
In 2007, insurers, state regulators and federal officials gathered before a Senate committee to answer what had become a nagging question within a growing Medicare Advantage (MA) market: Who was benefiting from the marketing of the incr..
Dive Brief: Profitability in the U.S. healthcare industry could be elusive for some players in the coming year, but the overall outlook is stable, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Issuer fundamentals, including leverage and cove..
Dive Brief: Amazon is partnering with life sciences tech company M3Health to bring the tech giant’s IoT 1-Click technology to the healthcare space. The thumb-sized device allows pharma and biotech companies to engage physicians an..
Dive Brief: Breaches of protected health information can seriously harm an organization’s brand and finances, but little is known about how breaches occur and the steps organizations take to prevent a recurrence, according to a re..
Dive Brief: The nation’s largest Catholic health system reported volume declines in key categories during its first quarter for FY19 on Monday. On a same-facility basis, volume declined for discharges, inpatient admissions, emerge..
Medicaid beneficiaries are, by definition, the most vulnerable healthcare population in America. Despite this, innovative health technology companies tend to bring their products elsewhere—usually the employer-sponsored or Medicare Ad..
Fewer patients with employer-sponsored insurance are visiting their primary care doctors, but more are seeing other advanced practice providers (APPs), according to a new study. The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) dove into claims dat..
ClearData, IBM, PureStorage and others are positioning themselves for an environment where providers rely on a mix of public and private secure clouds for their data. Recent announcements from three major healthcare cloud vendors offer ..
- 1. ACOs may affect physician employment patterns, JAMA study finds
- 2. OIG: CMS paid out $434M in improper premium assistance payments
- 3. Opioid prescriptions aren’t decreasing, study finds
- 4. ACOs using medical home physicians save money, yield higher quality, report finds
- 5. Uninsured rate stays stable in 2018
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