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15 Blockchain Whitepapers Awarded Winners of US Department of Health and Human Services Challenge

Luke Parker | Brave New Coin | August 30, 2016

A challenge held by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  to encourage Blockchain use in the Health Information Technology field resulted in 15 winning whitepapers. The Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) first announced the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-Related Research” challenge in July...

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AdvanceNet Health Completes RightSourceRx System Conversion

Press Release | Humana, AdvanceNet Health Solutions, Inc. | August 19, 2013

AdvanceNet Health Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has completed the conversion of RightSourceRx, Humana's prescription home-delivery service by mail, to the ePostRx™ Enterprise Pharmacy Management Software platform. Read More »

Aetna CEO To Justice Department: Block Our Deal And We'll Drop Out Of Obamacare

Scott Hensley | NPR | August 17, 2016

It's not often in the midst of an antitrust fight that the public gets a look at the gamesmanship that's happening behind the scenes. But thanks to the Huffington Post's Jonathan Cohn and Jeff Young, we got a glimpse at how health insurer Aetna is making its case to acquire rival Humana — and new insight into Aetna's decision announced Tuesday to pull out of Obamcare exchanges in 11 states. The reporters obtained a copy of a letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department on July 5...

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Aetna Has Revealed Obamacare's Many Broken Promises

Michael F. Cannon | Time | August 25, 2016

They’re dropping like flies. The health-insurance giant Aetna has announced it will exit 11 of the 15 health-insurance exchanges where it sells Obamacare plans. Aetna’s announcement comes on the heels of news that UnitedHealthcare, Humana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, and Texas’ Scott and White Health Plan, and 70% of Obamacare’s failed Co-Ops, and other insurers will exit many or all of the exchanges for which they had previously shown such enthusiasm...

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AHS completes Humana's RightSourceRx conversion to 'open source' ePostRx

Press Release | Fort Mill Times | August 19, 2013

AdvanceNet Health Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has completed the conversion of RightSourceRx, Humana's prescription home-delivery service by mail, to the ePostRx™ Enterprise Pharmacy Management Software platform. Read More »

Athenahealth Reveals Best, Worst Payers

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | May 30, 2014

The annual PayerView Report, from health IT company athenahealth, released today, reveals the healthcare payer that has the best relationship with providers and the one that has the most problems...

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Health Data Exchange Falling Short of Patient Expectations

Sara Heath | Patient Engagement HIT | February 23, 2017

Patients think health data access between multiple disparate providers is critical to quality healthcare, according to a recent survey, but that reality is not yet realized. The survey, conducted by Humana subsidiary Transcend Insights, found that 97 percent of patients want for healthcare organizations of any location or specialty to have access to their full patient records. According to 87 percent of the survey’s nearly 2,600 respondents, this access is especially important for primary care providers...

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use...

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Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | April 15, 2015

Five years ago, only 20% of physicians used electronic medical records (EMRs). Today, 80% use them. Since the enactment of the HITECH Act, which required that EMRs be adopted across all healthcare providers, the federal government has invested more than $28 billion toward their use.

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Humana Launches Blue Button® Resource That Provides Members Access To Their Medical Information Digitally

Press Release | Humana | October 23, 2013

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, is taking another step to simplify the ability of members to take charge of their health by providing access to their medical and financial information in digital form in alignment with the Blue Button initiative. Read More »

Humana: Obamacare Exchange Enrollment 'More Adverse Than Previously Expected'

Avik Roy | Forbes | January 10, 2014

On January 9, health insurance bellwether Humana formally announced something that industry observers have long suspected: that healthy and young people don’t think Obamacare’s insurance plans are a good deal for them. [...] The question now is: will taxpayers have to pick up the bill for the Obama administration’s last-minute changes to the law? Read More »

Is Blockchain Just Another Buzzword or Can It Transform Healthcare?

Tamara StClaire, PhD, MBA | HIMSS17 | January 30, 2017

If you follow technology in healthcare, you have likely heard of blockchain. But even if you are aware of the platform, it may not have truly hit your radar as possibly having near term impact. In fact Gartner puts blockchain at the peak of inflated expectations – speculating it will be another 5 to 10 years before it reaches mainstream adoption. However, there are a number of stakeholders that are working to defy Gartner’s predictions by putting blockchain into commercial use within the year...

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MIT Builds An Open-Source Platform For Your Body

Linda Tischler | Fast Company | February 5, 2013

MIT Media Lab's 11-day health care hackathon pulled students and big companies together with a common goal: Healing a broken industry.  [...] The goal is to jump-start an open source platform where apps that track all different aspects of your bodily health can exchange information. Read More »

Open Innovation Is No Longer A Rallying Cry In Healthcare — It’s A Movement

Deanna Pogorelc | MedCity News | August 31, 2012

It’s become a staple in the software industry. The telecommunications industry has done it. The automobile industry is doing it. And now, the healthcare industry as a whole has adopted the practice of open innovation — and it’s doing it with vigor. Read More »

Strengthening Protection of Patient Medical Data

Adam Tanner | The Century Foundation | January 10, 2017

Americans seeking medical care expect a certain level of privacy. Indeed, the need for patient privacy is a principle dating back to antiquity, and is codified in U.S. law, most notably the Privacy Rule of the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which establishes standards that work toward protecting patient health information. But the world of information is rapidly changing, and in this environment, U.S. rules fall precariously short in protecting our medical data...

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