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Telemedicine Starts with the Doctor's Voice

Scott Mace

Sometimes, the most basic tools are all you need to get the job done. One physician explains how all he really needs to deliver primary care to his patients is his training, his experience, a telephone, and a Web browser. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Slideshow: 3 Hospital Rankings Compared

See how top hospitals measure up across three ratings systems. We compare hospital safety scores from the Leapfrog Group and Consumer Reports alongside the overall rankings of U.S. News & World Report's 17 top-rated hospitals. >>>

Healthcare's Big Data Problem

While there is an abundance of data in healthcare, it's often unstructured and trapped in silos. One approach for health system leaders is to craft an information management master plan. >>>

Imaging Rates Scrutinized; Conclusions Mixed

One study finds that the use of imaging tests for certain late-stage cancer patients is climbing steadily despite limited proof of benefit. Another finds rates have slowed among Medicare recipients. And a third finds that overall advanced imaging by providers in integrated healthcare systems has increased significantly. >>>

In Nursing, Accountability Fosters Quality

To know how well nurses are executing on quality and patient safety issues, give them a barometer—in the form of metrics and standards—to measure where they stand compared with individuals and units at their hospital and at like institutions. >>>

Use Telehealth to Zap the Cost of Sick Days

Next time you hear an obviously ill employee sneeze, grab the tissues—then use them to dry your own tears, because your bottom line is about to take a hit. Now reach for telemedicine. It holds the potential to bring relief to your hospital or healthcare organization. >>>



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 versions with exclusive research and analysis. >>>



News Headlines

Big Med: Can hospital chains improve the medical industry?

The New Yorker, August 7, 2012

Surveillance may help doctors decide to prescribe

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, August 7, 2012

Few use MI’s Internet doctor-shopping check-up

The Clarion-Ledger, August 6, 2012

CA patient data outage exposes risks of electronic medical records

Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2012

FL ready to revamp medicaid payments to hospitals

The News Service of Florida, August 3, 2012

MA healthcare costs overhaul bill on its way to Gov.'s desk

WBUR, August 2, 2012

Unencrypted computer with patient information stolen from CT hospital

Hartford Courant, August 1, 2012

Unclear if ICU telemedicine can save hospitals money

Fox News, August 1, 2012

RFID tags help MD medical center track emergency drugs

The Baltimore Sun, August 1, 2012



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Multimedia/Events

Rounds: A Comprehensive Women's Health Service Line—Lessons from North Shore-LIJ

Date: August 9, 2012, 12:00–3:00 p.m. ET

In three hours, learn direct from the founders of the Katz Institute for Women's Health about how to position your women's health programs to meet evolving physician and patient demands. Move beyond OB/GYN and learn to plan, build and operate a women's health center of excellence. >>>



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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