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What the "E" in E-Patient Really Means

Scott Mace

Patients today are empowered, engaged, equipped, and enabled. Healthcare providers should respond, and should help patients with another important "e": expectations. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Lower ED Margins Demand a Better Strategy

In this new Intelligence Report, we examine how resolving organizational problems in the emergency department will remain a challenge as demand for ED services increases, overcrowding elevates patient safety concerns, and quality metrics draw greater attention. >>>

Less Blood Testing for Some Surgeries Safe, Cost Effective

The ordering and testing of blood for surgery that rarely requires blood transfusions is expensive and "overutilized" by hospitals, researchers say. At Johns Hopkins alone, more appropriate blood ordering practices could save $200,000 a year. >>>

3 Reasons Urinary Catheters are Overused in Hospitals

Three cultural habits within hospitals, including "general disinterest" among staff, can hinder catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention efforts, researchers find. >>>

Keys to Managing Transitions of Care

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System's focus on care transitions for its elderly and heart failure patient population has continually resulted in good readmission scores. Other hospital leaders could do the same, but the process has taken years and attention to detail. >>>

Q&A: Rural Health Practitioner of the Year, Larry Rhodes, MD

West Virginia pediatric cardiologist Larry Rhodes, MD, speaks passionately about his work at three community outreach clinics. "It is always easy to hide under the guise of 'this is for patient care,' but the best days of the month for me are when I am in my truck driving to one of these clinics." >>>

Hospital Pricing Transparency a Marketing Game Changer

While hospital and health system marketers have traditionally been charged chiefly with touting the qualities of their healthcare services, the exposure of pricing data adds a level of complexity to the marketing mix. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Reshaping the Cardio Service Line for Population Health and Reform Challenges

Three out of four healthcare leaders report positive margin from cardio. This Premium report explores how best to evolve cardio service lines to support prevention, expand offerings, and maintain healthy margins. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Obamacare unveiled as CA, NY lead US

Bloomberg, May 28, 2013

National critic of healthcare IT says Marin General should heed nurses’ advice

Marin Independent Journal, May 28, 2013

Lack of insurance choice troubles some in NH

Boston.com / Associated Press, May 28, 2013

Incentives push doctors to electronic medical records

USA Today, May 24, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare alerts patients to cumulative radiation exposure

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 24, 2013

3-D printer makes life-saving splint for baby's airway

NPR, May 24, 2013

Opinion: Health IT—Make sure policy umbrella is big enough for all

The Hill, May 23, 2013

All ME hospitals sign on to electronic health records exchange

Bangor Daily News, May 23, 2013

Opinion: Colonoscopy mill operator doesn't concern insurance company

Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 23, 2013

WI hospitals reduce central-line infections

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Integrate HIEs into Physician and Staff Workflows for Better Outcomes

Date: June 17, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Learn how to successfully integrate Health Information Exchange (HIE) technology into existing organizational workflows using real-world examples and best practices. Participate in an interactive Q&A with leading IT experts from Atlantic Health and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Register Today >>>




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