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Phishing a Real Threat to Healthcare, No Fooling

Scott Mace

When the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court falls prey to credit card fraud, you know that anyone, and any organization, is a potential target for email fraud scams and data theft. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Scores Predict Readmission Likelihood

Researchers say they have developed a formula that can identify roughly one-fourth of a hospital's patient population with the highest likelihood of being readmitted within 30 days. >>>

Hospitals Improve Collections with Patient-Friendly Loans

By offering zero-interest loans and generous terms to growing volumes of self-pay patients, some health systems are reinvigorating their cash flow. >>>

Lumbar Spine MRIs 'Frequently Inappropriate'

A study of requests for MRI scans of patients' lumbar spines finds that more than half of the medical imaging tests were "substantially" inappropriate or of uncertain value. >>>

Q&A: Lucian Leape Wants Tougher Patient Safety Regs

The man known as the father of the modern patient safety movement is calling for the creation of a special federal regulatory agency to compel safer hospital practices. >>>

Better Blood Use, Better Outcomes

Limiting blood transfusions to cases where it is really needed can reduce patients' adverse events, cut lengths of stay, drop hospital costs by millions of dollars a year, and even prevent mortality. >>>

Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue

A nonprofit coalition called Safe in Common is working to reinitiate safety efforts around sharps, believing that the healthcare environment has become complacent. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Develop an Innovative and Integrated Palliative Care Program

Date: Date: April 23, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Join experts from Sutter Health and Saint Agnes Medical Center and learn new tools and strategies for developing a multidisciplinary palliative care program. Register Today
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News Headlines

Health IT priorities put regulations before innovation

InformationWeek, April 2, 2013

Healthcare analytics market to exceed $10B by 2017

ZDNet, April 1, 2013

'Take your pills' reminders from apps and gadgets

Bloomberg Businessweek, March 29, 2013

5 underrated healthcare trends from a top CIO

InformationWeek, March 29, 2013

Dream jobs disappearing for radiology trainees

The New York Times, March 28, 2013

It's not exactly the Mayo Clinic

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 2013

Healthcare workarounds expose EHR flaws

InformationWeek, March 27, 2013

OIG: Doctor-owned device suppliers inherently suspect

Bloomberg News, March 27, 2013

Are doctors' hands clean? This wristband knows

MIT Technology Review, March 27, 2013

Re-engineering healthcare

The New York Times, March 27, 2013



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