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Health Affairs: Diagnostic imaging orders increase with health IT capabilities
Widespread belief that modern technology will drive cost-saving efforts has rationalized recent federal investments to increase health IT adoption, but research published in the March issue of Health Affairs contradicts that belief, revealing that the ability to view imaging results electronically correlated with more orders for diagnostic imaging.
Calif. payors, providers unite for ACO initiative Blue Shield of California, Greater Newport Physicians and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced a three-year accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated healthcare to approximately 11,000 Blue Shield HMO members in Orange County, Calif.
2012 CMIO Compensation Survey: Those earning big bonuses, highest pay
Seventeen percent of this years CMIO Compensation Survey respondents earn a salary of $300,000 or more. Here is a closer look at said group.
Health Affairs: Colorado's bumpy road to bipartisan health insurance exchange An article published in the February issue of Health Affairs, "Colorados Health Insurance Exchange: How One State Has So Far Forged A Bipartisan Path Through The Partisan Wilderness," details the western states experience.
AdvaMed looks beyond device-tax repeal to urge broad tax code reform The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has come up with a set of principles on tax reform that, if enacted, would create jobs, grow the economy, develop new cures and treatments and help ensure Americas global leadership in medical technology. The group made the claim in a Feb. 7 news release.
Greenway Medical goes public Health IT vendor Greenway Medical went public Feb. 2, offering an initial public offering will make available approximately 6.7 million shares of common stock at $10 per share. 
Leavitt Partners creates panel of health IT leaders Leavitt Partners has created FuturePanel, a group of healthcare thought leaders to inform, refine and guide the healthcare intelligence shared by the Salt Lake City-based firm.
2012 CMIO Compensation Survey: A look at multi-hospital organization CMIOs
The results are in from the 2012 CMIO Compensation Survey. Were bringing you several articles with more facts and figures from this year's results. First up: CMIOs who work at a multi-hospital organization/integrated delivery network.
Survey: EU hospitals spent $3.2B on IT in 2010
Hospitals in western European countries spent $3.2 billion on health IT in 2010, and the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR) estimated that spending will grow to $3.5 billion annually by 2015, based on results of a survey conducted by the Brussels-based nonprofit trade association.
Report: Hospitals' long-term approach to healthcare reform underwhelming Despite recognizing that success with new healthcare delivery and reimbursement models will depend on commitments to quality, service and efficiency, hospitals havent done enough to prepare for ongoing and planned healthcare initiatives, according to a report by Towers Watson, a financial management firm.