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Readmissions 'Drop Like a Rock' with Predictive Modeling

Scott Mace

Predictive modeling offers the key to understanding which healthcare services most affect utilization, readmissions, and payment, and how to tackle the outliers. These analytics are within the grasp of any healthcare system. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MGMA Fears 'Catastrophic Backlogs' From ICD-10 Testing Pullback

MGMA is "extremely concerned" that Medicare has announced it will not be conducting ICD-10 end-to-end testing with external trading partners, including physician practices, says the group's  CEO. >>>

Failing to Prep for ICD-10 Will Cost You

With ICD-10 implementation now less than a year away, hospitals and health systems should be deep into transition planning. NYU Langone Medical Center has hired coders, installed training software, and called on physician leaders. >>>

Providers Face Tougher HIPAA Rules

More stringent privacy regulations now in effect mean hospitals and medical practices can expect random audits, higher fines, and a surge in formal complaints from patients who ask for, but do not receive their medical records in a timely fashion. >>>

Tech Glitches Snarl HIX Opening Day

High traffic volume contributed to consumer complaints about problems with the federal health insurance exchange and several states operating their own marketplaces reported similar problems on launch day. >>>

RWJF Hospital Price Transparency Challenge Winners Announced

Since Medicare released pricing data on hospital charges months ago, the pressure has been on hospitals to be more transparent. A challenge from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has brought forth interactive tools that should help providers and consumers. >>>

Tell Execs About Social Media Outcomes, Not Process

Instead of trying to teach senior healthcare executives marketing lingo in order to get them to understand the complexities of social media's ROI, a marketing expert suggests communicating with executives about outcomes rather than process. >>>

'MacGyver' Nurses Build Their Own Solutions

MakerNurse is searching nationwide for nurses who are creating new devices and workarounds that fix healthcare problems and improve patient care. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

What everyone is getting wrong about Healthcare.gov

The Washington Post, October 8, 2013

Robotic surgery risks, harms rise with marketing

Bloomberg, October 8, 2013

Opinion: Sebelius Touts HealthCare.gov

USA Today, October 8, 2013

A techie walks us through healthcare.gov's two big problems

The Washington Post, October 7, 2013

Obamacare wait times cut by one-third, HHS says

The Hill, October 4, 2013

Online health exchanges: How secure?

InformationWeek, October 4, 2013

Obamacare has time to fix exchanges — but not forever

Politico, October 4, 2013

Problems at healthcare website not from online attack, experts say

The New York Times, October 3, 2013

Texans bypass website glitches to get healthcare

The Miami Herald / Associated Press, October 3, 2013

How do you design a hospital that can foster great ideas?

Wired, October 2, 2013



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

Date: October 28, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Clinical decision support experts from Penn Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reveal how they powered predictive analytics to reduce readmissions, improve care, and reduce financial risk. Register Today >>>




From HealthLeaders Magazine

A Fresh Look at End-of-Life Care

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Restructuring Reimbursements



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