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HIT Innovations Spring from Strategy, Design, and Need

Scott Mace

Innovation isn't the sole province of the wizards at Apple or Google. In healthcare, tech innovation often emerges from the good ideas of creative minds working in close concert with providers. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Adverse Drug Reactions ID'd by Phone

In a research experiment, an automated phone system and pharmacists' follow-up calls identify and catch adverse drug events in patients. One observer says the system is "highly promising," but not yet ready for widespread implementation. >>>

As PPACA Deadlines Near, States Dawdle

Only 11 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws or issued regulations to implement the health insurance market reforms mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The deadline is just 11 months away. >>>

Delaware Determined to Make Partnership Exchange Work

In an interview, the top official at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services discusses the benefits and challenges of implementing a health insurance exchange with the federal government as a partner. >>>

M&A Roundup: Prime, Tenet, BIDMC Announce Deals

Prime Healthcare Services has announced two separate acquisitions of financially troubled hospitals in New Jersey and Kansas. Tenet signed a joint venture with John Muir Health in California. >>>

CMS Unveils 4 Bundled Payment Models

Payment models introduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are intended to drive efficiency in the care of Medicare patients by bundling episodes of care and may vary with each hospital's negotiated contract. >>>



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From Heartland Health: Cost Containment Lessons

Date: March 19, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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News Headlines

Feds to publicize drug and device company payments to docs next year

Pro Publica, February 5, 2013

Obama urged to mandate medical error reporting

InformationWeek, February 5, 2013

Steward Health Care a force for change

The Boston Globe, February 4, 2013

Docs, patients dealing with shortage of barium

American-Statesman, February 4, 2013

L.A. County removing metal detectors from some hospital facilities

Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2013

Tick, tock: Administration misses some health law deadlines

Kaiser Health News, February 1, 2013

EHR accuracy remains problem, CHIME says

InformationWeek, February 1, 2013

Ask your doctor—but not via social media

IT World, February 1, 2013

Healthcare experts confront EHR-related medical errors

InformationWeek, January 31, 2013

Top healthcare breaches and their rising costs

CRN, January 30, 2013



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HealthLeaders Media Live from Parkview Health: The New Readmissons Plan

Date: April 18, 2013, 12:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Parkview Health of Fort Wayne, IN, has worked its way toward the top of the list for lowest 30-day readmission rates in the nation—and this event will show you how. Parkview leaders share their comprehensive strategy for reducing preventable readmissions through a plan of early action, best practices, and coordinated care.

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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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