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CES Makes a Healthcare Splash

Scott Mace

I've been watching healthcare technologies incubate at the Consumer Electronics Show for years. But this was the year they blew up. That's good—it means they're growing like crazy. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

RAND Walks Back HIT Savings Estimates

Expectations about the safety and efficiency of healthcare information technology have not been met, in part because of "the failure of many providers to make the process changes needed to realize the potential," a researcher says. >>>

HHS Unveils Proposed HIE Rules

A lengthy proposed rule on health insurance exchanges gives states more flexibility in designing benefits and determining cost sharing in the Medicaid program, says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. >>>

Patient Safety Tool Helps ID Hospital Errors

An electronic tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality allows providers to categorize events as near misses, unsafe conditions, or actual patient harm incidents—and then drill down to the possible causes. >>>

CEO: Hospitals Should be 'Like the Maytag Repair Man'

NCH Healthcare System CEO Allen Weiss, MD is convinced that his health system's future lies in finding ways to keep his beds empty. One path to that goal is through collaboration with commercial payers. >>>

5 Social Media Resolutions for Hospitals

Most hospitals are behind the curve in the social media space. MySpace, the granddaddy of all social media, was created ten years ago. Stop making excuses and get with it. >>>

HL20: Hiep T. Nguyen, MD—The Robotic Surgery Jedi

In our annual HealthLeaders 20 feature, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. This is the story of Hiep T. Nguyen, MD, attending urologist, director of the Pediatric TeleUrology Service at Boston Children's Hospital, coordinator of more than 40 robotic projects, and passionate participant in international education. >>>



Book

The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs

Author: Michael F. Boyle, MD, FACEP and Daniel G. Kirkpatrick, MHA, FACHE

About: A growing demand for convenient urgent care and after-hours medical services has led to a rapid increase of walk-in clinics around the country. This comprehensive book offers a step-by-step executive-level guide to planning, staffing, marketing, and managing profitable urgent care centers.

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News Headlines

Mining electronic records for revealing health data

The New York Times, January 15, 2013

Are providers ripe for a massive medical records heist?

Government Health IT, January 15, 2013

Opinion: Finding an economic model for high-tech, efficient healthcare

Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2013

CA hospitals rebuff government over disaster plans

Los Angeles Daily News, January 14, 2013

US could save $2T on health costs

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, January 11, 2013

FL agency drops cost of healthcare overhaul

Bloomberg Businessweek / Associated Press, January 11, 2013

5 lessons in transparency from Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove

Forbes, January 10, 2013

When it comes to patient records, docs guilty of copy and paste

CNET, January 10, 2013

RAND: Health IT no bargain yet

InformationWeek, January 9, 2013

More EHR tech support may improve patient care

InformationWeek, January 9, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Optimize the Nurse Skill Set—Lower Labor Costs and Raise Quality

Date: January 24, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services develops new programs and tools as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, healthcare providers must focus on the care continuum model. Join Glide Health Services and Huron Healthcare as they share their tools for managing nurse labor costs.

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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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