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Q&A: Kaiser Permanente's CIO on Technology's Role in Redefining Healthcare

Scott Mace

Philip Fasano, CIO and executive vice president of Kaiser Permanente, discusses the rise of consumerism and what it means to providers, why cloud computing isn't quite ready for the demands of healthcare, and the current state of data security. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Diagnostic Errors Common, Costly, and Harmful

Wrong site surgeries and medication mishaps get more attention, but diagnostic errors are a larger, deadlier, and costlier problem, for patients and healthcare providers, Johns Hopkins researchers say. >>>

Whose Data Is It, Anyway?

Quality data should be transparent to payers and patients, not closely guarded secrets that only a hospital's insiders get to see. Now physician specialty societies that gather their own data are growing concerned about potential federal oversight. >>>

Big Data Contest Looks to Solve Healthcare Puzzles

The Care Transformation Prize Series will provide at least three quarterly prizes of $100,000 to teams that develop, using data analytics, the best solutions to healthcare challenges selected by the public. >>>

Hospitals Crack Down on ED Repeat Users

With renewed urgency, hospitals, healthcare leaders, and insurers are initiating strategies to curtail what is a growing problem: the use of emergency department services by patients who return time and again. >>>

Health Plan's Secret Sauce is Social Media

Magellan Health Services has found a surprising way to not only engage patients, but to change the behaviors that contribute to their health problems. In the pilot program, Magellan reduced readmission rates and exceeded its engagement goals. >>>

Managing Physicians May Be Impossible

If physicians can't be managed, we're all in for trouble, because healthcare is bankrupting us. Everyone needs to be managed, whether they're the President of the United States or a country doctor. >>>



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News Headlines

Cancer centers racing to map patients' genes

The New York Times, April 23, 2013

Questions arise about robotic surgery's cost, effectiveness

Kaiser Health News, April 23, 2013

Patients sue upstate NY hospital over records security breach

The Business Review / BizJournals.com, April 22, 2013

Inside India's 'no-frills' hospitals, where heart surgery costs just $800

Business Insider / Agence France Presse, April 22, 2013

Seniors get hung up in healthcare scams

Kaiser Health News / NPR, April 22, 2013

Charlotte doctor settles Medicare fraud case

Charlotte Observer, April 19, 2013

Why Boston's hospitals were ready

The New Yorker, April 18, 2013

Hospital program improves antibiotic prescribing

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, April 18, 2013

Intuitive's first robot-surgery trial to probe training

Bloomberg, April 17, 2013

Johnson & Johnson wins case on artificial hip

The New York Times, April 17, 2013



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Webcast: New Physician Referral Models for Value-Based Care

Date: April 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Grounding the Frequent Fliers

Strategies to curtail the unnecessary use of the emergency department involve efforts that rely on data, care management, and patient involvement. >>>

 

Improving Surgical Quality

 

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