Tag Archives: Health Information Exchange

Shopping for Insurance? We’ve Got You Covered

Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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Fitbit raised a $43 million round from Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures, SoftBank Capital, Foundry Group and True Ventures. Fitbit devices can now be found in more than 15,000 retail stores. Founded in 2007, Fitbit has raised $96 million. PatientsLikeMe named … Continue reading

N.C. Introduces a Bill to Use Its HIE to Increase Price Transparency

The North Carolina state senate introduced a bill last week that would require hospitals to publish prices on their web sites for the 50 most common procedures offered. In addition the bill would have every hospital post its charity care … Continue reading

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Clinician-to-clinician Direct Messaging is now available across New York as part of the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY). Albany Medical Center, a busy trauma center in upstate New York, will be the state’s first provider to use … Continue reading

All Systems Go: Clinician-to-Clinician Direct Messaging in New York

Albany Medical Center will be the first in New York to use clinician-to-clinician messaging, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) said this week. NYeC along with Healthcare Information Xchange of New York announced the ability to offer the service called Direct … Continue reading

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One million patients have registered for the Department of Veterans Affairs Blue Button program since President Obama announced it two years ago. In that time, we’ve also seen CMS, Aetna and United Health Group unveil their own Blue Button initiatives. … Continue reading

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A new PricewaterhouseCoopers study looked at perceptions of mHealth. PwC found that in emerging markets, consumers said mHealth is a way to increase access to health care, while patients in developed markets said it’s a way to improve convenience, cost … Continue reading

Aneesh Chopra Talks About The Upcoming Hokie Health Code-a-Thon

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Aneesh Chopra – former Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology – to discuss health care information technology in Virginia and the upcoming Hokie Health … Continue reading