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Behind the mHealth, Telehealth Boom
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

The market for mobile healthcare and telehealth is growing at a healthy clip. Not only is there a real need for better access to healthcare in developing countries and in rural areas of the U.S., but there is also evidence that remote healthcare is significantly better than in-person care. [Read More]
August 30, 2011
Editor's Picks
Mammography Screening Debate Reignites
In contradictory reports, the authors of three papers in Radiology spark renewed debate over the practice of radiological screenings for breast cancer. [Read More]

TJC Calls for Restraint in Diagnostic Radiation
Healthcare organizations must be more judicious in deploying CT imaging and other technologies that use harmful radiation for diagnoses, says the Joint Commission. [Read More]

Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates
Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation?s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.
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Tech Headlines
Rural emergency departments lag in E-prescribing
InformationWeek, August 25, 2011

Hacked medical device sparks Congressional inquiry
InformationWeek, August 24, 2011

Cleveland Clinic studying iPad app to screen for concussions
The Plain Dealer, August 24, 2011

WY hospital sets electronic health records milestone
Wyoming Business Report, August 30, 2011

For WI clinic, EHRs + quality reporting = shared savings
Government Health IT, August 30, 2011

Natural language processing IDs medical complications
InformationWeek, August 30, 2011

Webcasts/Rounds
September 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

September 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes

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