Surgeon Atul Gawande, MD, once named by Time magazine as one of the world’s most influential thinkers and author of The Checklist Manifesto, launches the Adriane Labs health innovation center. It will conduct research focusing on childbirth and death.
At a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday, Time magazine journalist Steven Brill told Senate Finance Committee members that President Obama’s healthcare law will do little to lower prices for consumers. Brill covered health care costs in a heavily circulated recent Time article titled, "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us."
Healtheway, the nonprofit organization that supports the eHealth Exchange, today announced its nine founding organizations, of which Epic is the only EHR vendor and Kaiser Permanente is the only health system.
Unionized nurses at Massillon, OH-based Affinity Medical Center call for a delay in its Cerner implementation scheduled for this weekend, citing insufficient training and patient safety concerns. The nurse’s union is using the issue to demand contract negotiations.