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UnitedHealth still buying

Remember how patients were upset over insurers getting their medical records in order to exclude high-risk people from coverage? Now it's the doctors' turn, and they're going to be just as angry.

September 23, 2010 by Dana Blankenhorn


The wellness research center boom

Universities have replaced banks and corporate offices as the driving forces behind urban development and health is one of their primary products.

September 22, 2010 by Dana Blankenhorn


InfoGard becomes third certification authority

The rapid approval of new testing facilities is like the opening of new cash register lines in a store, preventing a backlog on testing would keep vendors from getting EHRs approved for customers seeking that sweet, sweet stimulus cash.

September 20, 2010 by Dana Blankenhorn


States dropping ball on health technology reform

Reformers like David Kibbe and Brian Klepper are despairing over the industry's refusal to change business models in the face of health reform, The market's growth is unsustainable, period, but its players refuse to accept that reality.

September 20, 2010 by Dana Blankenhorn


Dell health care FAIL

Dell is a hardware company and a system integrator. But what hospitals and clinics are looking for are software-based systems they can learn to use quickly if they're to soak up that sweet, sweet stimulus cash.

September 14, 2010 by Dana Blankenhorn