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Meaningful Use or Useful Life? Can Both Exist?

Jim Molpus

A reliable system of interoperable electronic medical records is the make-or-break operational evolution for healthcare to have even the chance to reduce costs and improve care. But there is a difference between a sustained investment in a long-term "utility" and throwing capital at vaporous, "disposable" systems.   >>>

 

Editor's Picks

10 Hospital Technologies to Watch Carefully

The ECRI Institute lists ten high-priced technologies, including radiation reduction tools and proton beam radiation therapy, that it says bear a look by healthcare leaders, but come with a slew of caveats. >>>

Telemedicine as Talent Strategy

Incentives for cutting costs are starting to line up, and physician productivity has never been more critical. Providers have been experimenting for years with telemedicine as a substitute for office-based visits. But it had not progressed much past the experimental stage—until recently. >>>

Top 12 Healthcare Buzzwords for 2012

Our third annual list of healthcare buzzwords and catchphrases includes a handful of terms that are really oxymorons. And if you think about it, that's the very theme of health reform today. >>>



News Headlines

The history of healthcare spending in seven graphs

The Washington Post, January 10, 2012

More patient data risks, lawsuits predicted in 2012

InformationWeek, January 10, 2012

FBI interviews patient in Prime Healthcare inquiry

San Francisco Chronicle / California Watch, January 10, 2012

The virtual anatomy, ready for dissection

The New York Times, January 9, 2012

Seven health data privacy and security trends to track in 2012

Government Health IT, January 9, 2012

$2M in reimbursements awarded for EHRs to MD hospitals

The Baltimore Sun, January 6, 2012

GOP front-runners see market solutions for healthcare

Government Health IT, January 4, 2012

2011 saw surge in HIPAA compliance issues

Forbes, January 3, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2011

Determination and a willingness to take a chance are among the qualities we see in our annual HealthLeaders 20 as they set about dedicating their professional lives to making a difference for good in healthcare. >>>

 

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