April 2015

Tectonic shift in US reimbursement is coming

April 30, 2015

Medicare, the largest healthcare payer in the United States, is aggressively moving from quantity to quality in its payment mechanism. The Hospital Value-based Purchasing (VBP) initiative was introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of the 2010 Affordable Care …

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Women and mobile payments

April 29, 2015

I recently found myself at a ‘Women in Payments’ conference as part of Card Forum in Chicago earlier this April. I’ll admit, I had no intention of going to the women’s sessions, but I was lured by the offer of free breakfast. However, I am very thankful that my stomach made my decisions instead …

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Wearables: hot or not?

April 22, 2015

The wearables market is causing a real buzz of excitement.  But where’s the growth coming from, and how is the market likely to develop within the next 12 months, and beyond? With sales of wearable devices set to pass the 100 million mark in 2016, this is a market that you can’t afford to …

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