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HIX, A Disaster Foretold, Needs Time

Scott Mace

It would be easy to focus on the price of the federal government's health insurance marketplace and expect it to work better than some Web startup launched by a couple of heavily-caffeinated kids. But it wouldn't be fair. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

CHIME: Mostashari Urges Focus on MU Hardship Exemptions

At the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari stopped short of supporting alterations to the 2014 final rules or deadlines, but suggested that providers determine whether hardship exemptions can postpone Meaningful Use Stage 2 penalties. >>>

EHRs, Red Tape Eroding Physician Job Satisfaction

Problems with electronic health records systems and the overall burden of rules and regulations imposed by payers and other entities are having a deleterious effect on the professional satisfaction of medical doctors, survey results find. >>>

How CMS Penalizes Hospitals for Finding Blood Clots

When it comes to blood clots in surgical patients, "vigilant hospitals get penalized because [when] they look more, they find more. Their rankings look atrocious," says the author of a report blasting a patient safety measure that he says is driving unintended consequences. >>>

HIX Lags in Texas, as Providers Wait on Feds

Without federal support, hospitals and health systems in Texas are hampered in their efforts to help the uninsured enroll in health insurance exchanges. >>>

Why Performance Scores Will Matter More in the Future

Strategic planning professionals say that in addition to traditional ROI, it will become increasingly important to evaluate healthcare organization performance in the areas of quality, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. >>>

3 Things Your Social Media Page Tells Job Applicants

Your most powerful recruiting tool is the message you're broadcasting on social media. Recruiters should be in lockstep with the marketing department if they hope to compete with other organizations to recruit and retain potential employees. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

With the shift away from volume-based reimbursement, population health management has emerged as a leading model to ensure quality care at lower costs. This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Download Today   >>>



News Headlines

Study: Hospital CEO pay not tied to quality of care

Reuters, October 15, 2013

Remote patient monitoring closer to mainstream

InformationWeek, October 15, 2013

Those proton beams don't come cheap

Slate.com, October 14, 2013

Health insurance exchanges plagued by data errors

InformationWeek, October 14, 2013

From the start, signs of trouble at health portal

The New York Times, October 14, 2013

Obamacare officials defend online exchanges

ABC News, October 11, 2013

Some say healthcare site's problems highlight flawed federal IT policies

The Washington Post, October 11, 2013

More proof that healthcare loves big data

GigaOm.com, October 11, 2013

For $49, a doctor will see you now -- online

CNET, October 10, 2013

Insurers getting faulty data from HIX

Insurance Networking News / Bloomberg, October 9, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

 

Compounding Concerns

 

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