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For Healthcare, Windows Picks a Bad Time for a Facelift

Scott Mace

Microsoft will soon release a radical rethink of Windows. It's terrible timing in a period when so many healthcare providers will be struggling to complete their first year of Meaningful Use implementation. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Are You Ready for an ACO?

Whether your organization is ready to adopt the accountable care organization model or still trying to figure out the options, here are some of the key questions leadership teams must consider carefully. >>>

ACA Funding Threatened by House Committee Vote

A vote by the Republican-dominated House Ways & Means Committee has set the stage for the full House to consider repealing the excise tax on medical devices and the use of health savings accounts to purchase over-the-counter remedies such as cough syrup and pain killers. >>>

'Historically' Low Healthcare Spending Growth Predicted for 2013

PricewaterhouseCoopers attributes much of the projected slower growth to the tepid economy, the healthcare industry's broad focus on cost containment, and efforts by employers to keep health insurance expenses down. >>>

Healthcare Drives US Job Growth in May

Healthcare continues to be one of the few steady bright spots in the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly job growth report. The reports have otherwise been erratic and lackluster since the economic downturn in 2008. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Prevent 30-Day Readmissions

Date: June 27, 2012 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
Join us for readmissions approaches that work. You'll leave this interactive webcast with strategies to standardize care protocols for cardiac and pneumonia patients, improve federal funding for these initiatives, and assess and assign patient risk for readmission, including Medicare FFS patients. Featuring speakers from Mount Sinai Medical Center and Intermountain Healthcare. >>>



News Headlines

'Body Area Networks' should free hospital bandwidth, untether patients

ComputerWorld, June 5, 2012

Can patient photos help cut medical errors?

Reuters, June 5, 2012

Doctors swap pagers for smartphones

WNYC, June 5, 2012

Accretive senior VP apologizes, defends firm's mission

Star Tribune, May 31, 2012

State health insurance exchanges choke on health IT

InformationWeek, June 1, 2012

Sen. Franken: Encrypt laptops with medical info

CBS News, June 1, 2012

Touchless technology put to test by surgeons

BBC, June 1, 2012

IT could end up being health reform's highest hurdle

Politico, May 31, 2012

EHRs show no effect on diabetes care

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 31, 2012

Clinical goals drive paperless hospital's IT choices

InformationWeek, May 31, 2012



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>

 

Aetna Building National ACO Network

 

Emphasis on Support in Decision Support



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