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New ONC grants to boost data exchange, population health efforts

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will award $38 million in grant funding to 20 entities to help boost the adoption of health information exchange technology, improve population health strategies and update training materials for use of health IT tools.

Online education to help meet need for sophisticated health IT workforce

There is increasing need for sophisticated technology workers in the industry, and education is one way to meet that need, according to Health and Human Services Department employees Michelle Washko and Jon White.

How Anthem and Cigna went from hostile takeover to friendly merger

When Anthem and Cigna announced a $54.2 billion deal Friday, it marked an abrupt turnaround from where negotiations between the two health insurers stood just a month earlier.

Panel: Despite health industry advances, education remains in 'Dark Ages'

Healthcare education is still "back in the Dark Ages," and as new advances in information and technology change the industry, the way the workforce learns and is educated also needs a reboot, according to panelists attending STEMHealth's forum "Moving at the Speed of Healthcare."

C-suite execs often see CISOs as cybersecurity scapegoats

Almost half of C-level executives throughout all industries lack confidence in their chief information security officer (CISO), often viewing him or her as a scapegoat when data breaches occur, according to a recent survey.

4 ways to use dress rehearsals in your practice

Last week, we talked about the value of critiquing our own performance, both individually and as a group. I use this tactic in my non-professional life, too, reviewing the mental game footage of the...

5 ways the physician-recruiting scene is shifting

Family physicians ranked first among Merritt Hawkins' most requested recruiting assignments from April 2014 to March 2015--keeping these primary care physicians in top demand for nine years running, according to the firm's latest recruiting survey. But ongoing changes in the healthcare environment contributed to some less predictable results.

Study: Physicians should talk to one another about delivering bad news

When it comes to giving patients bad news, there is no take-home message about the right way to do so--just acknowledgment that such physician-patient interactions are incredibly complex, Teresa Gilewski, M.D., from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, told  Medscape Medical News in response to new research on the topic.

Get ready for new payment and delivery systems

It's no secret the healthcare industry is in the midst of a transformation, as more practices consider new delivery and payment models to help achieve the Triple Aim of improved care, better population health and lower costs. What's less certain are the particular changes practices should make to adapt.

In memo to employees, Aetna CEO lauds deal with Humana

Perhaps trying to ease concerns about the company's impending merger with Humana, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini reiterated the benefits of the deal in an internal memo to his employees.