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CHIME Certification Gives HIT Leaders a Boost

Scott Mace

Challenged to keep up with healthcare's accelerating technological pace, information technology leaders turn to the world's only program for certifying healthcare CIOs, offered by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals List Shifts Methodology

This year, the magazine's algorithm for determining hospital scores gives less weight to a facility's reputation and more weight to hospital data that is publicly available, such as information collected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. >>>

Personal Tech-Wielding Docs Challenge IT Leaders

Rogue physicians are being tempted by personal technology devices such as tablets and apps available outside traditional information technology departments, raising issues about how health data can be protected from being inappropriately captured, analyzed, and transmitted. >>>

Repeal of PPACA Would Be 'Devastating,' Sebelius Says

Medicare beneficiaries would feel the brunt if the healthcare reform law were to be repealed, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the matter Wednesday. >>>

ACOs' Real Test Will Come with Two-Sided Risk

The announcement this week of 89 Accountable Care Organizations is like a college acceptance letter: Great work so far, you got in, now the real work begins. The project's viability will be proved only when ACOs have to sign up for their second contracts, which will require two-sided risk. >>>



Intelligence Report

Clinical Quality—Data is the Key to Survival

Healthcare organizations today overwhelmingly track clinical quality outcomes and patient safety metrics. However, while 76% are implementing EHRs, only 44% say the systems benefit patient safety, according to this HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report. Get the free report or Premium version with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

NH hospitals go high tech to secure drugs

NHPR, July 17, 2012

When does an app need FDA’s blessing?

NPR, July 17, 2012

Interactive PHRs make patients more proactive

InformationWeek, July 17, 2012

Economic outcomes in tug of war over Medicaid

The New York Times, July 16, 2012

New tech could reduce intensive care mortality rates

Journal Star, July 13, 2012

Mayo tries different approach to healthcare consolidation

Minnesota Public Radio, July 11, 2012

Reform may hit hospitals harder than insurance

Indianapolis Business Journal, July 17, 2012

Govs make risky political bet on healthcare funds

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, July 16, 2012

Govs put off healthcare questions until November

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, July 16, 2012

Better prep could improve quality of death and life for terminal patients

Scientific American, July 16, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: 2 Proven Strategies to Reduce Nurse Labor Costs

Date: July 24, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
How do you reduce nurse labor expenses—one of the top expenditures at every hospital—without sacrificing quality of care? Learn how to optimize nurse schedules for maximum cost savings, create a deep float pool, and drastically cut the need for staffing agency nurses. Nurse leaders from St. Francis Hospital and other industry experts provide proven tactics in this customized webcast. >>>



From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

Refocus: Building the Best Physician Team

As hospitals move from a fee-for-service to value-based world, leaders are exploring how to create a physician team of generalists, specialists, and subspecialists to best meet the new needs of care.  >>>

 

Financial Benefits of Telehealth

 

The New ICD-10 Deadline



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