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  February 27, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

4 Top Mobile App Types for Healthcare Providers

Marianne Aiello

The barriers to creating smartphone and tablet applications are less daunting than they may seem. This method of communicating with patients is only going to continue to grow in popularity and effectiveness, so get developing now. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Truven Top 100 Hospital Scores Measure 'Leadership Impact'

All hospitals on Truven's annual scorecard had to meet performance thresholds in several categories, including adjusted operating margin. "We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward," the company says. >>>

HIMSS Preview: Big Show; Big Ideas—Big News?

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society annual conference will put an unprecedented spotlight on Meaningful Use, mobile technologies, and EHR privacy and security. And pre-show buzz points to possible news about making EHR data interoperable. >>>

4 Ways to Keep Physicians From Leaving

Competitive salaries aren't enough to retain physicians, who are by nature among any healthcare organization's most ambitious and highly trained workers. >>>

Early Elective Delivery Still a Costly Health Risk

Reducing the number of early elective deliveries to target rates could save an estimated $1 billion in healthcare costs annually, says Leapfrog Group president Leah Binder. >>>

Robots, Weight Loss Surgery, and a Twisted Tale Out of Baltimore

A cluster of research findings on surgical quality and costs and a disturbing story about a Maryland gynecologist round out this week's news. >>>

Business Roundup: Summa Health Finds a Partner

Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners and Akron-based Summa Health System have signed a letter of intent to create a strategic partnership. Pittsburgh-based insurer Highmark inches closer toward affiliation with West Penn Allegheny Health System. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

Can the Cleveland Clinic save American healthcare?

The Daily Beast, February 27, 2013

Tenet Healthcare misses on fourth-quarter earnings

St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Bloomberg News, February 27, 2013

Opinion: The unfulfilled promises of HIT

Computerworld, February 27, 2013

Aetna consolidates health IT assets

InformationWeek, February 26, 2013

MGH employees watch customer service video—for $250

The Boston Globe, February 26, 2013

Rochester MN ponders $6B Mayo expansion

Star Tribune, February 25, 2013

Health insurance premium increases drop since 2009

Newsday, February 25, 2013

Louisville hospitals embracing alternative medicine

The Courier-Journal, February 25, 2013

Bitter pill: Why medical bills are killing us

Time, February 22, 2013

Getting patients to think about costs

The New York Times, February 22, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

Demand for devices such as the iPad and smartphone comes from clinicians and is having a powerful impact on healthcare delivery as the next wave of technology surges, but don't shut down your PCs just yet. >>>

 

Embracing Nontraditional Models

 

Conserve Energy to Preserve Margin



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