The vast majority of states and the federal government fail to track how many Medicaid physicians use EHRs, reports Politico. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released additional quality data to give patients and their families more information to inform their selection of a provider, according to an agency blog.

Apple iOS 8/2, which was released in beta form to developers last week, contains notes indicating that blood glucose tracking will be included as a feature, reports Forbes.

The recent hack of Sony Corp. is bringing to light how much electronic health data proliferates outside of the medical setting, according to Bloomberg.  

Trinity Health is set to acquire three-hospital St. Francis Care, reports Modern Healthcare.

Many healthcare partnerships and mergers announced in 2014 will soon take shape in the New Year, reports Albany Business Review.

The Department of Health & Human Services is awarding more than $665 million in Affordable Care Act monies to design and test healthcare payment and service delivery models. 

Independent and objective data on physician performance are only available for 15 percent of U.S. docs, according to non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in the state, reports NPR.  

Health Catalyst, a Utah-based data warehousing and analytics company, is partnering with Microsoft to deploy data warehouse and analytics solutions for the healthcare sector, according to Clinical Innovation + Technology.

Legislation introduced in California would require the establishment of a statewide healthcare cost and quality database, reports California Healthline.

Boeing, Starbucks and Costco, among other major employers, are aggressively pushing local hospitals and physicians to meet rigorous standards in how they deliver healthcare, reports Los Angeles Times.