You May Be Able to Compare Health Care Costs on Your Phone—One Day

Federal officials are proposing new regulations that for the first time could allow patients to compare prices charged by various hospitals and other health care providers using data sent to their smartphones. Donald Rucker, who coordinates health information technology policy for the Department of Health and Human Services, said he expects that the rules, first […]

A Healthcare Story Everyone Should Read

This morning, FORTUNE and Kaiser Health News published a report on our months-long investigation into electronic health records (EHRs), which you can read here. The story, by two of the best healthcare journalists in the business–FORTUNE’s Erika Fry and KHN’s Fred Schulte–is nearly 10,000 words, and once you get started, I’m pretty sure you’re going […]

All Your Health Records in One Place? This New Policy Could Make That a Reality

Over the past several years, technological advancements like electronic health records (EHRs), cloud computing, and connected smart devices have made the long-held vision of improving patients’ access to their medical records a genuine possibility. Patients should have access to their own health information in a standardized electronic format that reflects their complete medical history, aggregated […]