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A survey by Accenture looks at use of health information technology in several countries, finding increased use by physicians, especially for clinical purposes.
The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions conducted a survey of about 613 physicians on health issues, finding many concerns.
Another study published in the Health Affairs health cost issue examines the financial implications of a slowdown in the growth rate of national health spending.
A survey published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that physicians and nurse practitioners have different perspectives on their respective value to and place in the health system.
A new analysis published in Health Affairs suggests that the recent slowdown in national health spending growth may persist, as it appears to be due to factors other than just the economic downturn.
UnitedHealth Group, Aetna and Cigna have all decided not to participate in California’s health insurance exchange, limiting the possibility of additional competition in California’s highly concentrated small group and individual market.
A survey from the American Action Forum suggests that only about 65% of younger Americans would not buy health insurance if premiums rose as much as 20%, but it is unclear that they understand whether or not they would be eligible for subsidies.
In an apparent bit of good news regarding reform implementation, it appears that premiums for plans sold on the insurance exchange in Washington State may go down from current rates, but Washington already is a highly regulated individual insurance market.
According to survey research published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, hospital ER workers spend an astounding amount of their work time on Facebook, and actually spend more time on it when the ER is busier. Think there might be an opportunity for productivity improvement there?
The Wall Street Journal reports that many employers, especially those with large numbers of low-wage workers, are considering bare-bones insurance poli
According to Mark Farrah Associates, Medicare supplement enrollment continues to be strong with over 10 million people covered by the policies, which are controversial in some circles because of a perception that they may encourage overuse of services.
A new report from PWC suggests that employer-based insurance will still be strong after full implementation of the reform law, basing its analysis on the experience of Massachusetts, however different industries had different apparent reactions to the reform law there.