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Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
News  |  6/11/2014
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
3 Ways Affordable Care Act Can Empower Health IT
Commentary  |  2/10/2014
The Affordable Care Act should not only change the business of healthcare, but also inspire new thinking on healthcare IT.
Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
News  |  1/16/2014
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Commentary  |  12/12/2013
It's not fair to just point the finger at technology or its implementers when IT projects go bad. Let's talk about the business team that originally defined the project vision.
2014 Healthcare Industry Forecast: Sweeping Change
News  |  12/11/2013
Long-percolating trends will come to a head with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rise of private exchanges, says PwC report.
HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Commentary  |  12/11/2013
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  12/9/2013
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Commentary  |  12/4/2013
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
How Would You Fix HealthCare.gov?
Commentary  |  12/4/2013
The Obamacare website launch was an embarrassment. Whether it's truly "fixed" is questionable. What actions would you take, IT pros, and what lessons have you learned?
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
How I'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Extend Health CEO
News  |  12/3/2013
Government shouldn't be in the business of trying to provide "a spectacular user experience," says head of the largest Medicare insurance exchange operator.
Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
News  |  12/3/2013
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
Rackspace CTO Engates Analyzes HealthCare.gov Meltdown
News  |  12/2/2013
John Engates went to the White House Monday to get a closer look at what went wrong with HealthCare.gov. Unlike actor Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith, Engates came away from Washington saying this problem can be fixed.
HealthCare.gov Hitting Performance Targets, Says Zients
News  |  12/2/2013
User-facing components performing well, says project overseer Jeffrey Zients. But questions remain whether the back end will work for insurers.
HealthCare.gov Shows Government IT Procurement Needs Reform
News  |  12/2/2013
Former ONC chief David Blumenthal says a disconnect between the contracting office and IT managers increases the risk that government tech projects like HealthCare.gov will fail.
Do Patient Portals Improve Healthcare?
News  |  12/2/2013
Study results are mixed on how portals affect the quality and efficiency of patient care, suggesting more research is needed.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
Thanks Obama! Technology Should Not Be An Afterthought
Commentary  |  11/21/2013
The HealthCare.gov debacle offers valuable lessons.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round Two
News  |  11/12/2013
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
How To Get Obamacare Moving Now
Commentary  |  11/11/2013
CMS should let insurance brokers use its eligibility hub to start enrolling people who have been frustrated by HealthCare.gov.
CMS CIO Leaves HealthCare.gov Mess For Private Sector
News  |  11/6/2013
CIO Tony Trenkle, who oversaw $2 billion IT office for CMS, including Healthcare.gov program, heads for the private sector.
HealthCare.gov Faced Security Risks, Feds Were Told
News  |  10/31/2013
As HHS secretary Sebelius testified to Congress about the flawed rollout, a memo surfaced that predicted security risks due to inadequate testing.
EHealth To Obama: We Can Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/30/2013
Obama Administration response to online health insurance site is cool, but proposal reveals backup possibility. EHealth offers to help Covered California, too.
Will HealthCare.gov Mess Spur Procurement Reform?
News  |  10/29/2013
Review and overhaul of government IT purchasing procedures needed, trade association expert says.
Obamacare Rollout Hampered By Operating Rules Lag
News  |  10/29/2013
Backend transmission rules, slated for 2016, may have prevented the rampant errors sending enrollment data from health insurance exchanges to insurance companies.
Why Do Big IT Projects Fail So Often?
Commentary  |  10/28/2013
Obamacare's website problems can teach us a lot about large-scale project management and execution.
Private Sector Rides To Rescue Of HealthCare.gov
News  |  10/25/2013
Handful of Web insurance brokers will start enrolling people in HealthCare.gov plans within a month, but backend coding problems could continue to delay completion of policy purchases.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
News  |  10/24/2013
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
Tech Contractors Reject Blame For HealthCare.gov Mess
News  |  10/24/2013
Contractors point fingers at each other and the government as they attempt to shift responsibility for healthcare website problems.
HealthCare.gov: Latest Victim Of Federal Acquisition Problems?
News  |  10/23/2013
Healthcare.gov's problems aren't unique to federal IT projects, but they are uniquely visible to the American public.
Obama Addresses HealthCare.gov Glitches
News  |  10/21/2013
President expresses frustration with the marketplace's problems in Monday press conference.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.


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