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Data, BI Key to Cutting Healthcare Costs

Gienna Shaw

Healthcare leaders say they're struggling to cut costs and waste in the emergency and surgery departments. But some say the real savings are to be found through technology and the use of business intelligence. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ICD-10: Mandate and Opportunity

While most providers cringe at the idea of being told what to do by Uncle Sam, the impending coding upgrade does open pathways to enhance quality outcomes. But getting to that point could take a while. >>>

Consumer Group Wants Full Access to Data on Problem Docs

Physicians' group gives mixed reviews to a consumer advocacy group's call for full and unfettered public access to the National Practitioner Data Base to help patients identify problem doctors in their states. >>>

Quashing Access to Data, Feds Muddle Commitment to Transparency

The Department of Health and Human Services has backtracked on its commitment to "transparency" by restricting public access to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which helps patients and others identify problem doctors by state. >>>

4 YouTube Best Practices for Healthcare Marketers

YouTube and other social media can be powerful marketing tools. But hospital marketers must follow a few critical rules in order for YouTube, along with Facebook and Twitter, to enhance their efforts. >>>

ICD-10 Cost, Timing Concerns Explain AMA Vote

"At a time when we are working to get the best value possible for our health care dollar, this massive and expensive undertaking will add administrative expense and create unnecessary workflow disruptions," says AMA President Peter W. Carmel, MD, about the mandatory switch to ICD-10. >>>



News Headlines

MA ’alarm fatigue’ suit settled

The Boston Globe, November 29, 2011

Medical database linked to better hospital care

InformationWeek, November 29, 2011

IL doctor profiles prove popular online

The Chicago Tribune, November 28, 2011

Theft of data on 4M patients part of wider problem

WNYT.com/Associated Press, November 18, 2011

CHIME debuts HIE guide

InformationWeek, November 18, 2011

One third of nation's PCPs enrolled in health IT extension centers

Government Health IT, November 18, 2011



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: On-Call Compensation; Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>


Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>




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? >>>

 

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