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CommonWell Plans EHR Pilot; Denies Data Will be For Sale

Scott Mace

A joint effort to provide interoperability among the electronic health records systems of competing vendors is proceeding without a great deal of transparency and openness outside of the participating members. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Heritage Health Prize Awards $500K

For its work so far on building a model that predicts how many days a patient will spend in the hospital, one team has been awarded a half million dollar cash progress prize. Competition for the Heritage Health Prize continues. >>>

Datapalooza: HHS Unveils Medicare Outpatient Costs

Healthcare cost data released by the federal government Monday includes estimates for average hospital charges for 30 types of outpatient procedures. >>>

How to Get a Handle on ED Overcrowding

A projected increase in emergency department volume within the next three years means hospitals need to get to work now to implement better patient flow schemes. The need is urgent because how patients move through the ED has significant financial implications throughout the rest of the hospital. >>>

Medicare Fund Future Still Grim

The Medicare program's current forecast is slightly less bleak than last year's, but the fund is headed for insolvency in 2026, say the trustees of the Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. >>>

Revamp Nurse Staffing Policies and Cut Costs

The more disordered a nursing unit is with its staffing, the more turnover and costs will go up. A thorough assessment and overhaul of scheduling, tracking, and staffing policies can put an end to the chaos. >>>

Wellness Initiatives Are Going Down the Drain

In the news this week: Workplace wellness initiatives aren't paying off, Sebelius finds her zen, and hospital staff still aren't washing their hands. >>>



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News Headlines

Most doctors don't meet US push for EHRs

Bloomberg, June 4, 2013

Kaiser API opens healthcare data to mobile apps

InformationWeek, June 4, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare's 'productivity paradox' may be short lived

The Washington Post, June 3, 2013

Hospital calculates the ROI of an iPad at 9 days

Forbes, June 3, 2013

Home healthcare firms foresee boom, challenges

The Times Leader, June 3, 2013

Proton beam therapy sparks hospital arms race

NPR / Kaiser Health News, May 31, 2013

MN health insurance exchange to cost $58.1 million in 2014

Star Tribune, May 31, 2013

With money at risk, hospitals push staff to wash hands

The New York Times, May 29, 2013

Why some doctors don't lean on EHR

InformationWeek, May 29, 2013

Boxes of medical records missing from Jackson Health System

The Miami Herald, May 29, 2013



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