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A Call for Intuitive EMRs

Scott Mace

"EMR 2.0" needs to know how to adapt to clinical workflows without an IT army making changes to the code. At the current pace of development, it will take a miracle for electronic medical records software to meet health systems' meaningful use deadlines. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Hospitals Reaping Financial Benefits of Telehealth

As legislators create state laws requiring payers to reimburse providers for telemedicine services, hospitals are viewing the move toward coordinated teleheath networks as a cost cutter and a competitive advantage. >>>

AHA: Christensen Cautions Hospital Leaders on Costs

"If you were suckered into taking a job as a CEO of a hospital, that is a really bad choice, because you have a job that's impossible to do," Harvard Business School professor and author Clayton M. Christensen told attendees, only half-jokingly, at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit. >>>

CMS Updates Hospital Compare Website

Annual readmissions and mortality rate data has been refreshed on the Hospital Compare website, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has also updated performance data for hospital-acquired conditions and outpatient imaging safety measures. >>>

Develop HIX Now, MD Official Urges States

States that sit idly waiting for the results of the November election before they commit to health insurance exchanges will face a "herculean effort" to establish their exchanges, says Maryland's lieutenant governor. >>>

Berwick's Top 7 Concerns About Healthcare Reform

Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chief Don Berwick urges healthcare stakeholders to be vigilant in making sure that real healthcare reform continues, and shares his concerns about costs, the role of prevention, and healthcare insurance exchanges. >>>



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

Healthcare IT pros face salary gap

InformationWeek, July 24, 2012

Watson's next test: improving quality of healthcare

Star Tribune, July 24, 2012

MGH, Brigham ink telemedicine deal aimed at Fortune 500

Boston Business Journal, July 24, 2012

Hospitals hype robot surgery for women: study

Reuters, July 23, 2012

When medical informatics clashes with medical culture

InformationWeek, July 20, 2012

Patient data 'mega-registry' could bolster clinical research

InformationWeek, July 20, 2012

OSF system hospitals join central Illinois HIE

East Peoria Times Courier, July 18, 2012

Top 12 reasons health providers pay too much for IT

Government Health IT, July 18, 2012



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Webcast: 4 Strategies to Transform Patient Experience

Date: July 26, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Don't aim for just a good patient experience; Build an exceptional, sustainable patient experience. Get proven strategies from executives at MemorialCare Health System and Fauquier Health and other industry leaders on how to tailor the message for specific departments, improve patient experience beyond the walls of the hospital—even how to sustain a patient experience transformation. >>>



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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