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Promoting Your Hospital's HIT Capabilities, Creatively

Marianne Aiello

Health information technology can be a real market differentiator and a way to solidify your organization as a cutting-edge hospital. Texas Health Resources shows one way to do it right—it made its CMO the star of a winning series of videos. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Bariatrics Gets its Own Quality Measures

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is creating a national database of quality measures so that all bariatric surgeons in the U.S. can see where they stand. >>>

Health Insurance Pricing Transparency Could Save $36B Annually

Billions of dollars could be shaved off the nation's healthcare tab each year if the cost for 300 common procedures covered under employer-based insurance plans were reduced to their median prices, Thomson Reuters Healthcare research shows. >>>

Diabetes Coordination Program a Lesson in Rural Innovation

A community health system in Maryland uses grant money to tackle diabetes at the primary care level. It believes the program will pay for itself with healthier patients requiring fewer emergency interventions and hospitalizations. >>>

ACO Lessons from Early Adopters Are Invaluable

If you haven't taken the plunge into an accountable care model already, you will soon. That's why it's important to learn from the early adopters >>>



Book

The Healthcare Executive's Guide to ACO Strategy

This comprehensive book dissects the integral components of ACOs from the view of physicians, providers, and payers and analyzes CMS's final regulations. Get the book that provides specifics on incorporating accountable care structure and strategy into your organization and enter the ACO era prepared and positioned to succeed. >>>



News Headlines

Medicare unveils new form to enlist seniors in fight against fraud

The Washington Post, March 7, 2012

New medical school 'crucial' to Austin

KXAN, March 6, 2012

North Shore-LIJ expands into NJ

Long Island Business News, March 6, 2012

Cleveland Clinic expanding EMRs with diagnostic test images

The Plain Dealer, March 5, 2012

Social media linking Las Vegas doctors, patients

Las Vegas Review-Journal, March 5, 2012

Trinity Health's MI hospitals, U of M sign deal

Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2012

'Gamifying' dull doctor office forms

Xconomy, March 2, 2012

Drugmaker code defines gifts to docs as industry faces probes

Bloomberg, March 1, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

LIVE Webcast: Commercial ACOs— Strategies from Early Adopters

Date: March 22, 2012
About:  Join HealthLeaders Media for 90 minutes of commercial ACO strategy and solutions, direct from top executives representing both providers and payers. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit questions to our speakers to help guide the discussion. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Putting Data in Nurses' Hands

Nursing informatics is an emerging field, and organizations that have been aggressive about getting data into nurses' hands (and smartphones) have reaped the rewards. >>>

 

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