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Do Decision Support Tools Make Docs Look Dumb?
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Evidence suggests there's resistance to decision support technology among some physicians and patients. But eventually, clinicians won't have a choice about using evidence-based medicine and decision support in the exam room. [Read More]
April 19, 2011
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CIOs' Hopes Sag for EHR Early Funding
Healthcare CIOs remain optimistic about getting federal EHR stimulus funding, but a growing number acknowledge that federal reimbursement will come later than they'd originally predicted, a quarterly survey by the College of Health Information Management Executives shows. [Read More]

CHIME Weighs In on ONC Federal HIT Strategic Plan
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has asked the Office of the National Coordinator to allow sufficient time to encourage the adoption of electronic health records systems and supporting technologies by providers. [Read More]

Physician Engagement Vital to EMR Implementation
Implementing an electronic medical records system requires more than funding and strong information technology resources. Hospital leaders need to engage physicians in the transition. Without doctors, the road to EMR will be torturous. [Read More]

Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
Patient-centered healthcare IS accountable care—accountable for quality, for value, and for patient satisfaction. Join us on April 27 live from Griffin Hospital and Planetree, recognized pioneers in patient-centered care, with more actionable strategies from invited thought leaders at Sharp Memorial and the Maine Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot. [Read More]

Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
At the heart of successful physician referral programs are relationships that result in buy-in, engagement, and alignment. How do you build those? And, how do you use data to prove your program's success to the C-suite? Join HealthLeaders Media on May 18 for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A and case studies, for lessons and insights from marketing leaders with successful referral programs. [Read More]

Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
Reform, reimbursement, and reintegration—a triple threat to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) or new opportunities for ROI? Join HealthLeaders Media for on May 11 a 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, to learn how to increase the financial return of ASC operations from leaders with proven ambulatory care ROI. [Read More]

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Tech Headlines
Rural surgeons to get community website
InformationWeek, April 19, 2011

Patient data access will kickstart PCAST exchange vision
Government Health IT, April 19, 2011

OR bill would allow healthcare 'exchanges'
Statesman Journal, April 19, 2011

CMS: Let the meaningful use attestation begin
Government Health IT News, April 18, 2011

Opinion: EHRs face human hurdles more than technological ones
Scientific American, April 18, 2011

Panel wrangles with timing, ACO effect on MU
Government Health IT, April 15, 2011

7 Ways Hospitals Can Trim Costs
HealthLeaders Media, April 12, 2011

Hospitals That Take Plastic Must Comply with PCI
HealthLeaders Media, April 19, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds
April 27: Rounds: Patient-Centered Accountable Care
May 11: Webcast: Achieving Ambulatory Surgery Center Success in the Reform Era
May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations

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