The U.S. government spent $36 billion computerizing health records, yet they’re of limited help in the COVID-19 crisis.
“Unscrupulous providers” could take advantage of the boom in treatment delivered via voice or video calls.
Government officials want to focus on fighting COVID-19 instead of recouping overcharges that run into the millions.
Congress retreats on long-planned cost cuts to benefit the health care industry with a grab bag full of incentives.
Varios estados informan solo resultados positivos de la prueba para COVID-19 de laboratorios privados, una práctica que pinta una imagen engañosa del ritmo de propagación de la enfermedad.
Maryland, Ohio and others are reporting only positive tests, which skews tracking and an understanding of how the virus spreads.
A Kaiser Health News analysis shows that counties with ICUs average one ICU bed for every 1,300 older residents, those most at risk for needing hospitalization.
Patients would have far more control over their health care with complete medical histories stored on their phones, proponents say.
The federal government funneled billions in subsidies to software vendors and some overstated or deceived the government about what their products could do, according to whistleblowers.
Special interests and congressional inaction blocked efforts to track the safety of electronic medical records, leaving patients at risk.