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Looking for Imaging's Missing Link
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Backed by millions in federal grant money, Wake Forest, the Radiological Society of North America, and other groups are investigating alternatives to low-tech image-sharing tools that are fast, easy, reliable, and interoperable. [Read More]
May 17, 2011
Editor's Picks
Is Social Media an Effective Healthcare Marketing Tool?
Social media seems like an obvious marketing platform, but it may not be as effective as you think in the healthcare sector. Only 4% of healthcare industry leaders reported social media as "very effective" for helping marketing efforts, according to HealthLeaders Industry Survey 2011. The majority of respondents (53%) answered that they were "neutral" on social media's effectiveness. [Read More]

CHIME Raises Concerns on ACO Data Sharing
The ability of patients in accountable care organizations to restrict access to their personal health information is one of several hurdles that could hinder the success of the new healthcare delivery models, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says. [Read More]

MN Hospital Fires 32 for HIPAA Violations
A Minnesota hospital fired this month 32 employees for inappropriately accessing medical records of patients—the highest reported termination tally at a hospital for such a violation in recent memory. Allina Hospital in Minneapolis terminated the employees who wanted a peek at the medical records of patients hospitalized in March due to a drug overdose at a party in nearby Blaine, a hospital official says. [Read More]

Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies
Go beyond the ACO regs furor to uncover commercial and Medicare alternatives for your ACO strategy. Join HealthLeaders Media for this 90-minute Webcast, including Q&A, for a deep dive with leading experts savvy on the legal and business operation of ACOs in commercial markets and CMS programs other than Medicare Shared Savings. [Read More]

Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care
Whether your hospital system is pursuing an accountable care organization or a broader program of clinical integration, the real work of creating high-value, cost-effective healthcare is in transforming the systems of care. But the solutions may not be as big and unmanageable as you think. Join us live or via live webcast from Gundersen Lutheran Health System with Gundersen's clinical and executive leadership team and invited guest Fairview Health Services, two of the nation's health system pioneers in high-quality, lower-cost healthcare. [Read More]

Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
Neurological service line success is all about managing the collision of technology, research, and care coordination. Get strategies for managing the collision on May 18, live from Barrow Neurological Institute with invited thought leaders from St. John Providence Health System and St. Luke Hospital. [Read More]

Tech Headlines
Reporting on hidden dangers of medical radiation
NPR, May 17, 2011

Only 13 RHIOs Meet Meaningful Use Criteria
HealthLeaders Media, May 17, 2011

Farzad: No CIO should have to choose between ACO, MU
Government Health IT, May 12, 2011

Computers help patients make decisions about end-of-life care
Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2011

Opinion: Certification regs complicate MU program
iHealthBeat, May 13, 2011

E-Prescribing increases 71%
Health Data Management, May 13, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds
May 18: Webcast: Ratchet Up Physician Referrals: Proven Methods & Measures
May 18: Rounds: Neurological Service Line Growth: Telestroke & Brain Tumor Innovations
May 24: Webcast: Blueprint for an Integrated and Alignment-Driven Physician Compensation Plan
June 7: Webcast: Beyond Medicare Shared Savings: Effective ACO & Clinical Integration Strategies
June 9: Rounds: Coordinating Systems of Care

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