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  August 20, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

The Trouble with Image Sharing, and the Opportunity

Scott Mace

Hoarding medical imaging data is one of the most highly profitable, and strategic, tactics of hospitals competing in a fee-for-service market. It also represents a huge opportunity to reduce the high cost of healthcare as reform comes online. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CFO Exchange: Healthcare Reform Breeds Innovation

Chief financial officers from some of the country's top hospitals and health systems meeting at HealthLeaders Media's third annual CFO Exchange shared the exciting and often frustrating adaptations they're making to accommodate healthcare reform. >>>

CFO Exchange: Top Execs Talk Strategy

At HealthLeaders Media's third annual CFO Exchange, chief financial officers from hospitals and health systems across the country discussed cost reduction strategies and the impact of HIT initiatives on the revenue cycle. >>>

Private HIX Pose Challenge to Public Health Insurance Exchanges

Private health insurance exchanges, embraced by both payers and employers, enable businesses to cap how much they spend on employee healthcare benefits. One report says enrollment in private HIX may exceed public by 10 million members in 2018. >>>

HIX Navigator Grants Get $67M Boost

States that have declined to set up their own health insurance exchanges will receive additional funds to help individuals work through online health plan options. >>>

How Prehabilitation Can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs

Better preparing cancer patients for surgery and the rigors of treatment regimens can improve patient outcomes and generate cost savings through shorter hospital stays and fewer readmissions, researchers say. >>>

UnitedHealth Exec Offers 5 Tips on Patient Engagement

The giant health insurer has learned much from its consumer engagement program. Lewis G. Sandy, MD, senior vice president for clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group, shares some practical lessons. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

FDA issues guidelines on wireless medical devices

InformationWeek, August 20, 2013

More hospitals use social media to gather feedback from patients' families

The Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2013

Telemedicine improves care for kids seen in rural ERs

Reuters, August 20, 2013

Doctors who profit from radiation prescribe it more often, study finds

The New York Times, August 19, 2013

Medical hacking poses a terrifying threat, in theory

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 16, 2013

A powerful tool in the doctor's toolkit

The New York Times, August 16, 2013

ACO tools to keep patients out of the hospital

Kaiser Health News, August 15, 2013

47% of doctors use smartphone, tablet, and PC

InformationWeek, August 15, 2013

Seeing doctors on video? Most insurers won't pay

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 15, 2013

Kaiser Permanente automates quality reporting to joint commission

InformationWeek, August 14, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

New Approaches to Patient Experience

The simplest and most effective patient experience strategy may be listening to the patient, directly through personal discussions and indirectly through survey data analysis. >>>

 

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