Errors in patient care, attributed to electronic health record systems used in emergency departments, are "incredibly common," says a researcher. But vendor contracts prevent physicians from speaking publicly about problems with the systems. >>>
Researchers and a journalist were able to re-identify, without much fuss, the de-identified medical records of scores of patients, thought to have been protected by HIPAA. Here's how they did it. >>>
Outpatient care coordination does not significantly reduce hospitalizations among high-cost Medicare patients, researchers say. Instead 90% of inpatient spending for those patients was "for treatment of conditions that you wouldn't think would be preventable by outpatient management." >>>
Hospitals that fail to stamp out verbal abuse among RNs and those that demand 12-hour shifts risk losing valuable employees to other organizations where working conditions are more favorable. >>>
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is only now putting a spotlight on the good work that's been going on in community health programs for decades. This week, five hospital-led collaboratives will be recognized for their work. >>>
Glenn Steele, MD, discusses the need for healthcare organizations to collaborate and learn from each other with shared data that can offer real-time insights as healthcare leaders re-engineer the industry to provide real value. >>>
OutcomesMiner is intended to help hospitals and clinics determine better medical treatments based on clinical data and patient characteristics. >>>
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Wired, June 27, 2013
The Miami Herald, June 26, 2013
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26, 2013
Bloomberg, June 25, 2013
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