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Chronic Condition Rates Highest Among Rural Teens

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, editor for HealthLeaders Media

A report from the Health Resources and Services Administration shows that compared to children in urban areas, children in rural areas have less access to care. And, the report says, the percentage of children with chronic conditions such as obesity, asthma, and diabetes is highest among teenagers living in small rural areas. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Tele-Navigation Reduces Admissions, Cuts ED Costs

A New Mexico provider finds that patient navigators can improve care and slash costs by diverting non-emergent patients from the emergency department, helping them obtain primary care, and providing guidance on appropriate use of the ED. >>>

Record Increase in State Medicaid Spending Projected

Continuing economic woes, increased Medicaid enrollment, and the end of the federal stimulus program will contribute to a projected 29% increase in states’ spending for the Medicaid program in 2012, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. >>>

6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program

A successful connected health program between patients and healthcare organizations involves a lot of preparation. In fact, the planning begins well before even the pilot program. Here are six steps from Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health. >>>

Healthcare Workforce Planning Techniques Lagging

Projecting future healthcare workforce demand is a backward-looking process that doesn't account for new technologies and other changes that greatly impact labor forecasts, according to a bipartisan group study. But improving the process could prove nettlesome. >>>



News Headlines

Few hospitals qualify for digital funds

The New York Times, November 1, 2011

EHR training: Are your doctors fully prepped?

InformationWeek, November 1, 2011

Rivals' partnership improves patient satisfaction, lowers costs

Minnesota Public Radio, October 28, 2011

WY hospital accused of fraud by whistleblower

Billings Gazette, October 27, 2011

WI wants to exempt health insurers from 80% rule

Journal Sentinal, October 27, 2011

Low-income health coverage project off to slow start in WY

Billings Gazette, October 26, 2011

3 big-name hospitals stop publicly reporting some infection data

Consumer Reports, October 26, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Winning With Value-Based Purchasing

Date: November 17, 2011
About: Value-based purchasing brings real financial implications in the amount of CMS payment at risk, quality penalties, and the investments required to avoid those penalties. The stability of your future finances depends on your ability to successfully implement VBP. Join us for a 60-minute audio conference with VBP experts from Aurora Health Care and Premier. >>>


Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>

 

Managing the Continuum

 

Treating Patient as Partner


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