Research shows that value-oriented payment systems are on the rise, with 40 cents of every healthcare dollar now tied in some way to value—up from only 11 cents one year ago, according to Forbes.

Nashville’s next big thing may be healthcare data mining, reports The Tennessean.

Republicans continue to cite’s rocky launch when making the case against the Affordable Care Act, reports the Washington Post.

Judge Ronald White of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma has ruled that the Affordable Care Act does not authorize federal exchanges to issue premium tax credits, reports Health Affairs.

With reimbursement penalties starting up on Oct. 1 for providers who fail to adequately share patient data, many physicians are reporting struggles with exchanging health data between disparate EHR systems, reports The New York Times.

A new task force formed by Concerned Veterans for America is calling for a complete revamping of the way veterans receive medical care, reports USA Today.

Healthcare reform is about reducing waste and increasing the focus on prevention and high quality care. But at the end of the day, will it make people healthier? “Probably not, unless individuals, families and communities begin dealing with the multiple impediments to health in our daily lives and change their behavior accordingly,” wrote Alice M. Rivlin in a Brookings Institution brief.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, hospitals will spend $5.6 billion less on uncompensated hospital care, according to Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, reports USA Today.

Health plans available to small businesses in health insurance exchanges are on average about 7 percent cheaper than comparable plans offered elsewhere, reports The Washington Post.

The Affordable Care Act, and its push to reign in healthcare spending, is catalyzing a new wave of telemedicine ventures.

The Accountable Care Act is fueling positive changes in healthcare, as it pushes the industry toward EHRs, analytics and preventative care. This movement is improving patients’ health and care delivery while lowering costs, former Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, MSc, wrote in an editorial in the New York Times.

Philips is merging its healthcare and consumer goods assets into one operation called Healthcare, reports Bloomberg. Together, these assets are valued at $19 billion.