This year, the magazine's algorithm for determining hospital scores gives less weight to a facility's reputation and more weight to hospital data that is publicly available, such as information collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>
Rogue physicians are being tempted by personal technology devices such as tablets and apps available outside traditional information technology departments, raising issues about how health data can be protected from being inappropriately captured, analyzed, and transmitted. >>>
Medicare beneficiaries would feel the brunt if the healthcare reform law were to be repealed, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the matter Wednesday. >>>
The announcement this week of 89 Accountable Care Organizations is like a college acceptance letter: Great work so far, you got in, now the real work begins. The project's viability will be proved only when ACOs have to sign up for their second contracts, which will require two-sided risk. >>>
Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>
NHPR, July 17, 2012
NPR, July 17, 2012
InformationWeek, July 17, 2012
The New York Times, July 16, 2012
Journal Star, July 13, 2012
Minnesota Public Radio, July 11, 2012
Indianapolis Business Journal, July 17, 2012
Chicago Tribune / Reuters, July 16, 2012
The Boston Globe / Associated Press, July 16, 2012
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