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EHR Meaningful Use Incentives: Stage 3 Released

October 13, 2015 BY Definitive Healthcare

Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2

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With EMR implementation on the rise, EMR data breaches have doubled since 2014. Healthcare organizations have lost around $398 per data breach in the past year with EMR hacks contributing 50 billion annually.

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Recent Changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program

September 4, 2015 BY DHC Marketing

Recent Changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program

The 340b Drug Pricing Program was first introduced by Congress and later expanded under the Affordable Care Act. Recently, there have been changes to this established federal program. The purpose of the program is to aid hospitals that provide care for low-income patients, requiring drug companies to provide discounts of 20-50% to those patients. Ultimately, this program enables patients of low income to better afford prescription medications needed for treatment.

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More than 50% of patients in US hospital settings are malnourished. As a result, hospitals are looking to companies such as Nestle to support initiatives in improving patient nutrition. To combat this staggering statistic and aid providers, Nestle Health Science recently released an online program to systematically help hospitals improve patient nutrition and drive down overall costs.

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