Firms Pursue New Digital Technologies To Meet Stimulus- and Health Law-Fueled Provider DemandThe Washington Post: "A growing number of companies are joining five-year-old AFrame Digital in offering products that link heath care with mobile and other remote technologies in an effort to increase the quality and reduce the cost of medical treatment. Health-care legislation made heaps of money available to digitize medical records and bolster the industry's information technology, including programs to foster innovation" (Overly, 11/8).
Crain's Detroit Business: "The Medical Group Management Association has found that medical practices that are part of hospital systems like Henry Ford Medical Group reported $42,042 more total medical revenue per full-time-equivalent physician after operating expenses than those practices using traditional paper medical records. While those practices incurred greater expenses, $105,591 per physician, they also generated greater revenue, $178,907 per physician, than practices with paper medical records, said the Englewood, Colo.-based MGMA" (Greene, 11/7).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.