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  January 8, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Scot Silverstein's Good Health IT and Bad Health IT

Scott Mace

If healthcare IT has a canary in the coal mine, it is Scot Silverstein, MD. But he characterizes himself as a pragmatist rather than anti-technology, saying, "The hospital or clinic is not a software beta-testing shop." >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Top 10 Quality Issues for 2013

Among hopes for greater efficiency, patient safety, transparency, and overall quality of care, healthcare providers have a lot of work to do this year in advance of reporting deadlines. >>>

Drop in Central-Line Infection Rates Linked to Disinfection Caps

Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs has been shown to reduce bloodstream infections by half, a study conducted at three Illinois hospitals finds. >>>

Execs Grapple with Healthcare Cost Problem

Efficiency is the watchword as healthcare finance executives aim to reduce costs and improve processes. That's a tall order, and the coming changes in healthcare won't make it easy. >>>

3 Groups Payers Will Watch Closely in 2013

As the new year unfolds, several details of healthcare reform remain either unclear or unresolved. The actions of three groups in particular will have a significant impact on payers' decisions in the next 12 months. >>>

13 Top Healthcare Buzzwords for 2013

It's that time of year, again, when any self-respecting healthcare provider looks to bone up on the latest terms in the lexicon. >>>

HL20: Joseph Kvedar, MD—'Tech'-ing Better Care of Patients

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Joseph Kvedar, MD. After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, he has won fans and converted skeptics. >>>



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News Headlines

Athenahealth to buy Epocrates for $293M

The Boston Globe, January 8, 2013

Healthcare settlement highlights risk analysis, encryption importance

InformationWeek, January 8, 2013

Man admits to paying hospital employees to steal patient data

Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2013

Competition between medical centers affects liver transplant patients

Newsday, January 8, 2013

Vast cache of Kaiser patient details was kept in private home

Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2013

Officials hurry to set up CA health benefit exchange

Ventura County Star, January 7, 2013

UT and 6 others win OK to run state insurance markets

Kaiser Health News, January 4, 2013

Will rural healthcare providers pay more for broadband?

Government Technology, January 4, 2013

11 experts on health IT for 2013

iHealthBeat, January 4, 2013

South Jersey Healthcare tells patients data stolen

TheDailyJournal.com, January 3, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

 

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2012

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make healthcare better. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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