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Healthcare IT News For VARs 2-27-15: $28 Million Earmarked For HIT Grants

In the news, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) announces $28 million in awards to state HIEs, and vendors are named in holding back healthcare IT reform.

Hospitals step up efforts against ‘superbug’

Carolinas Healthcare System is stepping up its efforts to combat the spread of an antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug' that has claimed the lives of two Charlotte-area people in recent months and sickened more than a dozen others.

A Look at Dire Obamacare Predictions That Haven't Panned Out Yet

Since its inception, critics of the Affordable Care Act—or Obamacare, as it is popularly known—have warned that the legislation will prove disastrous for the nation.

Almost Family Announces Formation of HealthCare Innovations Segment Investment in NavHealth venture, Aneesh Chopra to ...

Formal creation of a new HealthCare Innovations business segment to house and separately report on the Company's developmental activities outside its traditional home health business platform. Investment of up to $2 million in NavHealth a development-stage enterprise that seeks to develop technology based tools and analytics to improve patient experiences and lower the overall costs of care ...

Obamacare program hits NHRMC with penalties

Healthcare spending in the United States has grown to $2.9 trillion, according to the  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services . In an effort to control escalating costs and improve the overall quality of care, the Affordable Health Care Act is targeting what it considers excessive and unnecessary hospital readmissions.

US initiative aims to improve cancer care, cut costs

The U.S. government on Thursday announced a cancer care initiative for Medicare beneficiaries that will link payments to oncology practices to quality of care and patient outcomes as a means of improving treatments and cutting costs.

U.S. initiative aims to improve cancer care, cut costs

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday announced a cancer care initiative for Medicare beneficiaries that will link payments to oncology practices to quality of care and patient outcomes as a means of improving treatments and cutting costs. The initiative by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, comes as ...

Sunday deadline driving health law sign-ups for 2015

With just days left until Sunday’s deadline to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, interest is surging, federal officials said Wednesday. Visits to healthcare.gov soared by 58 percent Wednesday morning compared to a week earlier, and calls to the federal call center increased by 37 percent.

Healthcare enrollment leads to economic growth for New Jersey, group says

With just four days until Sunday’s deadline for signing up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, a Trenton think-tank that advocates full enrollment issued a report saying the law‘s economic impact is as important as its health impact.

Pains & Gains: A year with Obamacare

WCPO Special Report: Obamacare's impact and what's at stake in 2015.


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