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Readmissions Battle Gets Help from Tech

Scott Mace

Online services that enable hospital staff to efficiently discharge patients to other care facilities may help curb readmissions the way online travel sites make trip scheduling breeze. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

IOM: Medical Disaster Planning 'Rudimentary at Best'

Years after lessons gleaned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, health systems and government agencies are ill-prepared to grapple with major medical catastrophes, says a report from the Institute of Medicine. >>>

'Striking' Data Links Periodontal Care to Lower Diabetes Costs

A study examining the medical records of 1.6 million people shows that medical costs can be drastically reduced in diabetic patients who receive periodontal surgery. >>>

Greater Claims Data Scrutiny Could Save Hospitals $800M

A web-based analytics tool is being used by some California hospitals and one major payer to reduce claims denials, cut the claims cycle, and increase the electronic transmission of data. Why aren't more payers offering tools like this? >>>



News Headlines

Heart CT scans in ER save hospitals money

The Baltimore Sun / Associated Press, March 27, 2012

FL hospitals, doctors vie to create patient data system

The Tampa Tribune, March 27, 2012

Consumers start to see more hospital data

American Statesman, March 26, 2012

FDA working to trim hospital ’alarm fatigue’

The Boston Globe, March 26, 2012

Social Media Intrusions Violate Employee Privacy

HealthLeaders Media, March 26, 2012

IBM, NYC hospital training Watson in cancer

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, March 23, 2012



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Beyond Compliance

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>

 

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