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Health Policy Brief: Interoperability

“Health Affairs” discusses the state of health data interoperability in the US given the nation’s $26 billion investment in health IT adoption.

Norton Healthcare stabilizes as EHR expenses fall

Five-hospital Norton Healthcare (KY) returns to a net positive revenue after two years of posting losses brought on by its system-wide Epic implementation. With the implementation complete, overhead costs have dropped and Norton’s revenue has climbed 4.7 percent.

Secretary Burwell further strengthens HHS management team

HHS welcomes Kevin Thurm as its new senior counselor. Thurm worked with HHS under the Clinton administration, and most recently worked at Citigroup as a senior executive overseeing corporate compliance.

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