The award honors hospitals and health systems for "excellence in health information technology," with a focus on those that have used their technology to improve patient outcomes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Indiana, and Vermont.
A bipartisan group of 10 governors are urging Senate leaders not to consider the bill, which would use Affordable Care Act funding to provide block grants for states to cover the Medicaid expansion population, while a separate group of 15 Republican governors say the bill is "the last, best hope to finally repeal and replace Obamacare."
As health systems look to boost their population health efforts, many struggle to build and sustain integral community relationships that could hold the key to their success, according to Modern Healthcare's quarterly CEO Power Survey.
An American Medical Association panel of physicians that gives recommendations to CMS on payment rates is facing heat from critics who say the panel represents a conflict of interest—but the panel has pushed back against the criticism, citing its members' expertise and emphasizing that the panel has no control over CMS' decisions.
A STAT News investigation shows patients with sickle cell disease experience several barriers to competent treatment, including inadequate provider training and an aversion to prescribing pain medication amid the opioid misuse epidemic.