Acceleration in National Health Care Spending and Why

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data showing that national spending on health care increased to $3.6 trillion in 2018, or $11,172 per person. 2018’s growth rate was 4.6 percent, where 2017’s was 4.2 percent.

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WEDI Conference Recap

This past week, hundreds of health care information technology (IT) stakeholders descended on Arlington, Virginia to attend the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange’s (WEDI) 2019 winter conference. WEDI brought together doctors, hospitals, health plans, laboratories, pharmacies, clearinghouses, dentists, vendors, government stakeholders and more.

In case you were not able to attend, here is a recap of the key topics discussed:

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TAHP Conference Recap

This past week, hundreds of health care stakeholders descended on Austin, Texas to attend Texas Association of Health Plan’s (TAHP) Texas Covered Health Care conference. TAHP brought together major health plans, providers, regulators, journalists and academics to discuss federal health reform, state policies and budget issues, and health plan operations.

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Honoring STEM Day: Softheon Supporting Afghani Girls’ STEM Education

Imagine a school of 330 girls with a 92% college acceptance rate in a country where only a third of girls go to school. Then imagine this school having no electricity.

When Softheon learned this was a reality at the Rustam School in Afghanistan’s Yakawlang district, we were committed to finding a solution.

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