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Baker Leaves VA With A Sharper Focus On IT

David Stegon | FedScoop | February 18, 2013

There are many federal information technology events that happen in Washington, D.C., but few are truly memorable. One of those was the morning of Oct. 8, 2009, when Roger Baker [...] took to the stage at an INPUT event in Tysons Corner to a standing room crowd of more than 700 industry executives just to see him talk. Read More »

Doctors Group Hails Reintroduction Of Medicare-For-All Bill

Press Release | Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) | February 14, 2013

Single-payer health program would cover all 50 million uninsured, upgrade everyone’s benefits and save $400 billion annually on bureaucracy, physicians say Read More »

DOD, VA Shift Medical Record Strategy

Amber Corrin | FCW | February 7, 2013

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments , after several years of working toward a single, integrated electronic health record program, are changing their approach in the short term, the secretaries of both agencies said in a joint press conference Feb. 5. Read More »

EHR Incentives Over $10B To Date

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | January 9, 2013

Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record payments are estimated to have blasted through $10.3 billion to a total of 180,200 physicians and hospitals through December since the program’s inception... Read More »

Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps

J. Nicholas Hoover | InformationWeek | February 21, 2013

With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts. Read More »

For Medicare, Immigrants Offer Surplus, Study Finds

Sabrina Tavernise | New York Times | May 29, 2013

Immigrants have contributed billions of dollars more to Medicare in recent years than the program has paid out on their behalf, according to a new study, a pattern that goes against the notion that immigrants are a drain on federal health care spending. Read More »

Health Care Spending: A 21st Century Gold Rush

Philip Caper | Bangor Daily News | February 14, 2013

Winston Churchill once remarked, “Americans will always do the right thing, once they’ve exhausted all alternatives.” His observation, at least the second half of it, is proving itself as we continue to struggle with our health care system, especially its out-of-control costs that are crippling the budgets of businesses and government alike. Read More »

Healthcare Cloud Market to Hit $5.4 Billion by 2017

Susan D. Hall | FierceHealthIT | July 5, 2012

The global market for cloud computing in healthcare is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Read More »

Healthcare System Wastes Up to $800 Billion a Year

Maggie Fox | Reuters | October 26, 2011

The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as President Barack Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday. The U.S. Read More »

Hospital Spending Far Below Premium Increases

Ron Shinkman | Fierce Health Finance | October 18, 2011

Spending on hospital care grew the fastest of all healthcare expenditures over the past year, according to a new report from Altarum Health.

Hospital spending increased 6.4 percent between August 2010 and August 2011, compared to slightly more than 5 percent for prescription drugs, 4 percent for nursing homes, and slightly more than 2 percent for home healthcare. Read More »

N.H, Utah Hospitals Report Rise In Uncompensated Care

Ron Shinkman | FierceHealthFinance | February 19, 2013

Granite State hospitals projected to spend $358 million on charity care; $305 million will go unreimbursed Read More »

Unhappy Lawmakers Take Aim At VA, DoD Plans To Nix Joint EHR

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 8, 2013

After the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense announced plans to scale back costs by scrapping plans to create an entirely new EHR system shared between the two organizations, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressed disappointment and frustration... Read More »

VanRoekel Calls for Lean, “Future First” Federal IT Agenda

Abhi Nemani | Civic Commons | October 26, 2011

The nation’s new Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel unveiled on Tuesday his “Future First” agenda, which emphasized the need to change the way government procures software and sets policy: In the end, we can’t build a 21st century government without fundamentally changing how we invest in technology. Read More »

Watchdog Finds More Than $1T In Misreported Federal Spending

Camille Tuutti | FCW | February 6, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services tops the list of the agencies most delinquent in reporting spending on USASpending.gov, with nearly $800 billion in unreported funds, according to a watchdog group. Read More »