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Healthcare IT Leadership Requires a Thick Skin

Scott Mace

Contrast the bright, shiny promises of healthcare IT vendors with the brutal, unforgiving punishment of making wrong choices in IT program selection, training, budgeting, and deployment and doing your job may feel a bit like running the gauntlet. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Healthcare a Seedbed for Analytics Research

The healthcare industry, which has long trailed other industries in its use of analytics, is a leader in research on natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and genomics, fueling advances in areas such as decision support. >>>

NCQA Offers ACO Accreditation Review

Provider groups that claim to be accountable care organizations now have a way to prove it through an accreditation program offered by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. >>>

Atul Gawande's 80% Healthcare Solution

An article by Atul Gawande, MD, suggests that healthcare should ape a popular restaurant chain's methods of attaining efficiency and quality of service. But the model is missing a crucial element—human flexibility. >>>

Pronovost Calls for an 'SEC' for Healthcare Quality

One of the nation's top quality leaders, Peter Pronovost, MD, characterizes the proliferation of quality and patient safety rankings as "confusing," in part, because they "measure different aspects of care. And none of them are really audited, like financial reports." >>>



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News Headlines

US warning to hospitals on Medicare bill abuses

The New York Times, September 25, 2012

Wendell Potter: Dangers of 'captured' regulators

Center for Public Integrity, September 25, 2012

Accountable care: IT gets us only halfway there

InformationWeek, September 25, 2012

When surgeons leave objects behind

The New York Times, September 25, 2012

New system for patients to report medical mistakes

The New York Times, September 24, 2012

Liking it or not, states prepare for health law

The New York Times, September 24, 2012

Hospitals grab at least $1B in extra fees for ER visits

Center for Public Integrity, September 21, 2012

Contra Costa County doctors air complaints about new $45M computer system

San Jose Mercury News / Contra Costa Times, September 20, 2012

Health information exchanges struggle to prove ROI

InformationWeek, September 19, 2012

 

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Webcast: Reboot for ICD-10—Lessons from UnitedHealth Group

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

With the implementation deadline confirmed, the transition to ICD-10 shifts into high gear. Now providers and payers must prepare quickly. Learn from UnitedHealth Group and other coding experts how to assess your organization's existing structure, create a transition process, and move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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