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Esther Dyson's Population Health Dream

Scott Mace

The former Wall Street technology analyst turned key Silicon Valley investor believes city-wide ecosystems of health incentives and disincentives for unhealthy habits could have a significant positive effect on the nation's health. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Telemedicine is Retail Health Clinics' Newest Tool

Once a way for people in rural areas to access medical specialists, telemedicine is now being piloted by Rite Aid at its in-store clinics. Competitors Walgreens and CVS may not be far behind. Where does that leave traditional healthcare providers? >>>

Access to EHR Notes Lauded by Patients, Providers

In a pilot, a system which permits patients to view all the notes in their electronic health records was such a hit with hospital patients and physicians that Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Geisinger Health System are dramatically expanding their OpenNotes programs. >>>

Value-Based Healthcare Needs New Bond Rating Metrics

Hospitals and bond rating agencies will likely spend the next decade adjusting to the transition from volume-based to value-based payments. Moody's Investors Service is trialing 20 new value-focused indicators to evaluate hospitals. >>>

Online Nursing Master's Program Stresses Leadership

An online university program for aspiring family nurse practitioners promises "an exact replica" of the rigorous clinical and leadership training offered on campus. >>>

Building a Better Healthcare Board

Whether boards are too large, too unwieldy, or have members who are underqualified to effectively provide strategic direction, many of them need help to deal with the new realities of healthcare. >>>

Spirituality Presents a Paradox in End-of-Life Care

The amount of spiritual support received by terminally ill patients has a direct impact on the aggressiveness of their end-of-life care. But not in the way you're probably thinking. >>>

Surgeon-Driven Quality Effort Slashes Complications, Costs

The National Surgical Quality Improvement Project, a growing effort run by the American College of Surgeons since 2004, reports that 83% of program participants have been able to decrease their surgical complication rates by a statistically significant level. >>>



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News Headlines

20 health IT leaders who are driving change

InformationWeek, May 14, 2013

Medical device companies more frequently investigated under Obama

The Hill, May 14, 2013

Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need

The Washington Post, May 14, 2013

Online tool shows how healthcare law impacts IL

WGNTV.com, May 13, 2013

Health IT execs' top worries: Security, BYOD, cloud

InformationWeek, May 10, 2013

Glimpsing the future of e-healthcare from a Rio favela

Bloomberg Businessweek, May 10, 2013

NC hospitals fight bill that would benefit free-standing surgery centers

Charlotte Observer, May 10, 2013

Allscripts plans 350 NC jobs

Charlotte Observer, May 9, 2013

HIPAA rules, outdated tech cost U.S. hospitals $8.3B a year

ComputerWorld, May 8, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare exchanges will need the young invincibles

The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2013



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