September 24, 2013

A decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to resolve conflicts that arose when it issued regulations under a law that establishes privacy rules for health information technology has drawn applause from a specialty pharmacy organization.

September 13, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services is setting aside $5.3 million to expand health information technology — particularly telehealth — in rural areas in order to improve mental health services for veterans.

Telehealth represents one of the best ways to expand healthcare services to underserved areas while also lowering costs by expanding the area a health professional can cover from a single location.

September 12, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services is devoting more than $5 million in grants to expand health information technology to rural areas, including telehealth, the agency said Thursday.

July 25, 2013

A new program in south Florida will provide health care for children in underserved communities using mobile telemedicine.

July 15, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced that Lisa Murphy Early will join the association as VP finance and administration and CFO.

July 15, 2013

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy will begin developing pharmacy practice parameters in about 20 specialty therapeutic categories this year, the group said.

June 25, 2013

The healthcare industry continues to prepare for ACA implementation and the expected influx of newly eligible patients, said Emdeon's Kevin Mahoney. Many pharmacies are changing their staffing models in preparation for customers with expanded Medicaid benefits — especially as we approach the New Year. This is a good time for me to remind you to be thinking about your eligibility program.

June 21, 2013

McKesson has announced that Jeffrey C. Campbell, EVP and CFO, will leave the company at the end of June to become the CFO of American Express.

June 17, 2013

Retailers are increasingly recognizing that technology is key to driving growth and bolstering customer engagement, and research suggests that companies take an omnichannel approach to reach shoppers in today’s challenging environment plagued by changing consumer confidence and high national unemployment rates, according to recent research.

May 31, 2013

Safeway announced today Barry Libenson has joined the company as SVP and chief information officer.

May 1, 2013

PharmaSmart International's blood-pressure screening program is in use in all the stores of a regional retail pharmacy chain in the Northeast.

April 29, 2013

Healthcare technology company CDW Healthcare and ConnectedLiving, an organization that provides technology for the elderly, have a deal to get senior living communities online, the two companies said.

March 28, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule that it said was necessary to protect the security of health information stored online.

March 22, 2013

Supervalu on Friday named several executives to the company's leadership team one day following the closing of its divestiture of five retail banners to AB Acquisition.

March 6, 2013

More Americans want technology to play a bigger role in the healthcare system, The Atlantic reported, as part of a survey the magazine conducted in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.

March 5, 2013

A number of pharma companies joined Monday on the launch of the CommonWell Health Alliance to better enable seamless access to healthcare data.

March 4, 2013

A system for connecting doctors with patients via smartphone is being presented at a healthcare information technology conference this month.

February 26, 2013

Bausch + Lomb named Robert Bertolini as president and CFO effective immediately.

February 26, 2013

The federal government has recognized the state of Michigan as a national leader in electronic prescribing, a group of health organizations in the state said.

February 20, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired a former information technology executive as its director of marketing.

January 28, 2013

99¢ Only Stores last week announced that Richard Anicetti has assumed the role of interim CEO.

January 28, 2013

Health care is evolving. As obvious of a statement as that is, it doesn’t change the fact that it is very real. Throughout last year, there was intense discussion on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what impact the outcome of the presidential election might have on its future. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled and elections are settled, healthcare companies and providers across the country are implementing strategies to meet ACA requirements.

January 21, 2013

Paper-products manufacturer Kimberly-Clark has appointed Jennifer Sepull as its chief information officer and VP information technology services, the company said.

January 9, 2013

Ten issues will take center stage as the healthcare industry moves to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.