The metropolitan area of Detroit soon will only have one independent hospital left, as Crittenton Hospital Medical Center has announced its intent to join Ascension Health Michigan and Mercy Memorial Hospital System has disclosed plans to join Promedica, a healthcare company serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, reports The Detroit News.
The Department of Defense has yet to choose which bidder will take on its $11 EHR billion contract, but that has not stopped IBM and Epic from beginning preparations on their collaborative effort to overhaul the system, reports FCW.
Big news on the Meaningful Use Stage 3 front: The proposed rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget and will be published in the Federal Register upon review, reports Clinical Innovation + Technology.
Harvard faculty are in an uproar over rising healthcare costs, even as the school's very own economists and health policy advisors had championed heathcare reform efforts, reports The New York Times.
The good old days of "doctor knows best" are as good as gone, according to Eric Topol, renowned cardiologist at Scripps Translational Science Institute, in his new book, "The Patient Will See You Now."
A consumer group is filing a lawsuit alleging that Aetna discriminates against patients with H.I.V. when it requires these patients to obtain medications exclusively throughout its own mail-order pharmacy, reports The New York Times.