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Windows 8 Gets Its Foot in Healthcare's Door

Scott Mace

Since its debut last spring, the latest Microsoft operating system has shown that it contains elements that could serve healthcare well, despite a lot of negatives. It's a good thing, because healthcare providers don't have much of a choice. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

HIT Errors 'Tip of the Iceberg,' Says ECRI

A report from the ECRI Institute blames humans for 46% of errors in which health information technology malfunctions and either causes or creates a risk of patient harm. >>>

ONC Responds to HIE Criticism with Grants

Stung by a negative report on health information exchanges, the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is handing out nearly a half million dollars to spur private efforts in the area. >>>

$3 Million Health Puzzler Draws to a Close

Now we wait and see if the Heritage Health Prize, one of the greatest predictive analytics challenges in the industry, has produced a winner from among the 1,600 teams that submitted entries. >>>

Hospitals Re-Think Neurological Services to Meet Geriatric Needs

With the cost of treating dementia alone expected to double within 30 years, it's no wonder hospitals are ramping up their care planning with specialized clinics in neurological institutes aimed at geriatric patients. But shrinking reimbursements and physician resources are forcing innovative thinking. >>>

Docs Balk, But Email Improves Patient Experience

Less than one-third of doctors reported emailing with patients in 2012. This number is dismal and it's the marketer's job to improve it, because patient emails come with a number of benefits. >>>

CAH Study Author Defends Surprising Data

In an interview, Karen E. Joynt, MD, MPH, the lead author of a study suggesting that mortality rates in critical access hospitals are getting worse, offers her interpretation of the research findings. >>>



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News Headlines

Joint Commission warns hospitals that alarm fatigue puts patients at risk

Boston.com, April 9, 2013

Two DC hospitals vie to establish costly cancer treatment option

The Washington Post, April 9, 2013

Obama administration pushes toward EMR

The Hill, April 9, 2013

Big data could mean big savings in healthcare

GigaOm.com, April 8, 2013

Patients like online health records access

InformationWeek, April 5, 2013

Medical emergencies at 40,000 feet

The Atlantic, April 5, 2013

Dementia cost projected to double by 2040

The New York Times, April 4, 2013

CVS to pay US $11 million in lawsuit settlement

KOCO.com, April 4, 2013

Doctors allege shuttling patients among hospitals put profit ahead of safety

Las Vegas Sun, April 4, 2013

Penn investigates doctor for inappropriate stents

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2013



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