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A Single Version of the Truth Takes a Whole Toolbox

Scott Mace

Accountable care, value-based purchasing, and medical homes will require standardized data. That's no easy task, as Mountain States Health Alliance can attest. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HIEs Essential in Fee-for-Value Era

Though preliminary results indicate health information exchanges can help healthcare organizations save money, there's still reluctance by some to share data. To realize the cost benefits, healthcare leaders must make a clinical and financial leap of faith and work with their competitors. >>>

Sharing Analytics Improves Outcomes, Revenue

The secret to successfully using business intelligence in a healthcare enterprise is to not only distribute the data to top leadership, but to all those in the organization with a need to know. >>>

Why Health Insurance Exchanges Unnerve CFOs

To financial executives of organizations serving small Medicare- and Medicaid-dependent populations and few uninsured patients, state-run commercial payer plans can seem scary because they threaten the bottom line. >>>

Medicare Pay Cuts for Poor Readmission Scores Begin

Two provisions of the healthcare reform law will affect the way hospitals receive payment for care provided to Medicare patients. For some struggling hospitals, the change represents a significant financial chunk. >>>

Rounds: Will Health Systems Do Anything About Health?

Hospital and health system financial executives recognize that the strategic choice facing their organizations is whether they will evolve their focus from sick care to health care. Many are looking to the example set by Kaiser Permanente. >>>

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Date: October 25, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

 

Get the tools you need to align care transitions, prevent bounce-back readmissions, and improve overall quality of care, from subacute and postacute experts at Southwest Ohio Care Transitions Collaborative and University of Michigan Health System Sub-Acute Care Rehabilitation Program. This webcast reveals the latest continuum management strategies and proven tactics to align partners, physicians, and nurses.

 

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News Headlines

EHR savings debate grows

InformationWeek, October 2, 2012

Patients like reading their doctors' notes

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, October 2, 2012

SD declines to set up health insurance exchange

Sioux Falls Argus Leader, September 28, 2012

For ACOs, IT startup costs top $1M

InformationWeek, September 28, 2012

Medical devices vulnerable to hacking need oversight

Bloomberg, September 28, 2012

5 IT tips for state health insurance exchanges

InformationWeek, September 28, 2012

Patient-generated mobile data improves clinical care

InformationWeek, September 27, 2012

Michigan HIE to span one-third of state

Government Health IT, September 27, 2012

Hospitals: Feds share billing blame

Politico, September 26, 2012

UT health info database failing to deliver

The Salt Lake Tribune, September 26, 2012



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Rounds: Kaiser Permanente's Model for Total Health

Date: Oct. 16, 2012, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (ET)

Kaiser Permanente leaders explore how they successfully leverage information technology, social media, and community-based health programs to empower people to improve their own health. Get real-world solutions, including how to use web tools and social media to create effective linkages between physicians and members.

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