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Hacking Healthcare is Fred Trotter's Passion

Scott Mace

Fred Trotter is closing the gap between the needs of patients and providers to see and share data, and the reality of unlocking it from where vendors have stored it. Driven by a passion for transparent access to data, he's just getting started. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Data Collaborative Taps Predictive Analytics to Coordinate Care

Four geographically disparate health systems are banding together to redesign clinical care based on data to solve population health challenges such as preventable readmissions. >>>

Hospital Apps Must Be Problem Solvers

"There's no reason to have [a smartphone] app unless it's meaningful for the user," says a former vice president of marketing for a three-hospital nonprofit community health system. >>>

Healthcare Leaders Seek Strategic Sweet Spot

Hospitals and health systems are getting squeezed at both ends of the revenue spectrum. To survive they must effectively integrate a number of healthcare services and add value. But how? >>>

3 Reasons Wellness Programs Fail

Despite the concerted effort of employers, industry consultants, and fitness app makers, unhealthy employee behaviors don't seem to be changing. Workplace wellness is a hot trend, but employers are struggling to find real value. >>>

ACOs Widespread, Yet Challenged

Two of the pioneering forces behind accountable care organizations say the model is gaining significance as it proliferates across the country, even though there are concerns over lack of uniformity in performance measures. >>>

AHIP: Kaiser CEO Advocates for Quality of Care

At the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, George C. Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan cited "better technology, better databases, and better science" among the tools that will help improve patient care. He urged attendees to "do the right things." >>>

CareFirst Boasts $136M in Savings on PCMH

The Maryland health plan, 3,600 primary care providers-strong, says it has saved $136 million in projected healthcare costs over two years through its large-scale network of patient-centered medical homes. >>>

Solve Hospital Staff Shortages with Humanoid Robots

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News Headlines

Mostashari asserts no more ICD-10 delays

Government Health IT, June 18, 2013

Opinion: Sharing EMRs still too hard

InformationWeek, June 18, 2013

Hospital price data—There's an app for that

Time, June 18, 2013

Cellphone photos of surgery prompt inquiry

The News-Gazette, June 17, 2013

After patent ruling, availability of gene tests could broaden

The New York Times, June 14, 2013

FDA, facing cybersecurity threats, tightens medical-device standards

The Washington Post, June 14, 2013

NY hospitals shelve rivalries for proton beam project

NPR / Kaiser Health News, June 14, 2013

This is what 'Instagram for doctors' looks like

The Atlantic, June 14, 2013

OIG: Medicare could have saved $910 million on lab tests in 2011

Bloomberg BNA, June 13, 2013

Mostashari: Slow but steady interoperability progress

Government Health IT, June 12, 2013



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