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  September 18, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Two-Way Data Archive Aims to Control Costs

Scott Mace

A tool that sits on top of an electronic medical record enables physicians to generate a care plan and give a patient access to it, while securely saving a copy in the patient's medical record. The goal is to ultimately drive patient engagement up and healthcare costs down. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Mobile Technologies Fuel TeleHealth Advances

The sheer power of smaller, cheaper, and faster healthcare is evident in today's mobile health solutions. Providers are already seeing mHealth as a way to curb hospital admissions among high-cost patients. >>>

Hopkins Surgeon Blasts Healthcare Safety, Ethics

In the excoriating book, Unaccountable, Martin A. Makary, MD, portrays a healthcare industry operated by a deceitful and dangerous cabal of over-worked charlatans who frequently profit from unnecessary and unsafe medical procedures. >>>

$11B in Looming Medicare Cuts Detailed

A report issued by the Office of Management and Budget shows that while the overall cut to Medicare is relatively small at just 2%, the actual dollar figure will put hospitals in a tough spot. >>>

Hospitals to Congress: Drop Payment Cap Proposal

The nation's four largest hospital associations and their allies are urging Congress to oppose a cap on payments for outpatient services in hospitals. The groups say the proposal would reduce payments by at least 71% for 10 of the most common outpatient hospital services. >>>

Leaders Speak Out on Value of VBP

The promise of value-based purchasing is that it will improve quality of care while reducing costs. We interviewed four healthcare executives and asked them to give reasons why they think VBP will succeed or fail. >>>



Intelligence Report

Physician Alignment—Integration over Independence

Nearly 70% of healthcare leaders anticipate the number of employed physicians to grow by more than 5% over next three years. Learn how healthcare leaders are ensuring alignment as the shift from independent to employed physicians accelerates. This original research and analysis, produced with support from MedSynergies, offers key insight from top healthcare executives, including new case studies from Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Gadsden Riverview Regional Medical Center, and Vanguard Health Chicago.

 

 

News Headlines

Doctors use EHRs to do 'chart biopsies'

InformationWeek, September 18, 2012

HIPAA: Another big fine after a small breach

Gov Info Security, September 18, 2012

Mapping next three decades of health technology

Fast Company, September 14, 2012

WellPoint's high-tech reboot

Fortune, September 14, 2012

U of Miami hospital confirms second patient info breach this year

Threatpost, September 13, 2012

Providers seek consulting firms for smaller EHR projects

InformationWeek, September 13, 2012

University Hospitals ER's online service lets patients wait in line at home

The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2012

ONC drops pursuit of NwHIN governance

Government Health IT, September 12, 2012

IT critical to new health learning system

InformationWeek, September 12, 2012



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