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Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future

A global study was released this morning by the Intel Corporation indicating that around the world people’s health care wants and needs are principally focused on technology and personalization. The “Intel Health Innovation Barometer” found a consistent theme: customized care. At the intersection …

Poll shows growing disaffection over private healthcare providers

The public's attitude has hardened against private providers running healthcare services, a poll has found.<p>When asked last month whether they agreed with the statement: "as long as health services are free of charge, it doesn't matter to me whether they are provided by the NHS or a private …

Moody's predicts disappointing 2014 for nonprofit hospitals

• For the sixth year in a row, Moody's Investors Service has issued a negative outlook for the nonprofit hospital business.<br>• Among the biggest challenges …

Medicaid and HIX plans may overlap « Healthcare Economist

Consumers in 30 states (60%) will have the option of at least one plan operating as both a qualified health plan (QHP) in the health insurance …

Research finds almost half of Brits feel 'stressed'

<b>Bupa found 27% of 10,000 workers surveyed said they regularly "feel close to breaking point".</b><p>Stress levels were highest among those aged between 45 …

Oregon Newspaper Publisher Cuts Health Insurance Benefits To Employees

Oregon newspaper publisher Western Communications informed its employees on Monday that they could no longer provide them with health insurance benefits, cutting off 280 employees from the company health insurance plan starting January 1 2014.<p>Jim Romenesko reported the story first on Tuesday, …

Competition Commission: Private patients pay too much

<b>Most patients in UK private hospitals are paying more than they should for treatment because of a lack of local competition, an inquiry has found.</b><p>More than 100 private hospitals around the country are in areas with little rival healthcare provision, says the Competition Commission (CC).<p>Many of …

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5 Days Left to Avoid 2015 PQRS Penalties

<i>UPDATE: On Oct. 11, a CMS spokesperson announced that the agency had extended the registration period for the PQRS claims-reporting option to Oct.</i> …