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Obamacare /Affordable Care Act: InformationWeek Special Report
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Healthcare Fee Structure: Changes Ahead
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Both payers and providers support a shift to value-based payments, a study says.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 6/11/2014
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Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 2/18/2014
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3 Ways Affordable Care Act Can Empower Health IT
Meg Grimes, Senior Strategist, MedSys Group
Commentary
The Affordable Care Act should not only change the business of healthcare, but also inspire new thinking on healthcare IT.
By Meg Grimes Senior Strategist, MedSys Group, 2/10/2014
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Healthcare.gov Still Insecure, Critics Tell House Panel
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
At Congressional hearing, critic who suggested in November site should be shut down says, "Nothing has changed."
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 1/16/2014
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5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Linda Cureton,
Commentary
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
By Linda Cureton , 1/6/2014
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Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
Patience Wait,
News
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?
By Patience Wait , 12/16/2013
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HealthCare.gov Leaders Play IT Blame Game
Bill Hurley, CIO, Westcon Group
Commentary
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.
By Bill Hurley CIO, Westcon Group, 12/12/2013
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2014 Healthcare Industry Forecast: Sweeping Change
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Long-percolating trends will come to a head with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the rise of private exchanges, says PwC report.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/11/2013
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HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Dave West, Chief Product Officer, Tasktop Technologies
Commentary
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
By Dave West Chief Product Officer, Tasktop Technologies, 12/11/2013
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Rackspace CTO's Prescription For HealthCare.gov
John Engates,
Commentary
Rackspace CTO John Engates offers a prescription for HealthCare.gov's complete recovery and continued health.
By John Engates , 12/9/2013
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HealthCare.gov Snafu: Not That Hard To Believe
Ric Telford, VP, IT Services Strategy and Cloud, IBM
Commentary
Leveraging cloud-delivered services would have helped in the overall stability and success of the HealthCare.gov website, and probably still can going forward.
By Ric Telford VP, IT Services Strategy and Cloud, IBM, 12/4/2013
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How Would You Fix HealthCare.gov?
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Commentary
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?
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/4/2013
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Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Former DHS CIO Talks Recovery
Wyatt Kash, former Editor, InformationWeek Government
News
Former Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says the key to running big IT programs -- and recovering when they fail -- is first-class program management.
By Wyatt Kash former Editor, InformationWeek Government, 12/3/2013
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How I'd Fix HealthCare.gov: Extend Health CEO
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
Government shouldn't be in the business of trying to provide "a spectacular user experience," says head of the largest Medicare insurance exchange operator.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 12/3/2013
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Lessons For HealthCare.gov: Project Crash Recovery
Wyatt Kash, former Editor, InformationWeek Government
News
Former Air Force Col. Mark Douglas shares lessons learned from a $5 billion problem IT project, as the HealthCare.gov recovery effort moves forward.
By Wyatt Kash former Editor, InformationWeek Government, 12/3/2013
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Rackspace CTO Engates Analyzes HealthCare.gov Meltdown
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 12/2/2013
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HealthCare.gov Shows Government IT Procurement Needs Reform
Ken Terry,
News
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.
By Ken Terry , 12/2/2013
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Do Patient Portals Improve Healthcare?
Ken Terry,
News
Study results are mixed on how portals affect the quality and efficiency of patient care, suggesting more research is needed.
By Ken Terry , 12/2/2013
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Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
News
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.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/25/2013
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Thanks Obama! Technology Should Not Be An Afterthought
Paige Francis, CIO for IT, Fairfield University
Commentary
The HealthCare.gov debacle offers valuable lessons.
By Paige Francis CIO for IT, Fairfield University, 11/21/2013
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