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Structured Data Leads to Better Analysis, Outcomes

Scott Mace

Software that can create structured tables of data from clinicians' notes and then incorporate them into any standard electronic medical record, is easing concerns that structured EHRs are killing the clinical narrative. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How Telemedicine Drives Volume, Revenue

Not only is health information technology helping to control costs, it's also creating new opportunities for revenue. >>>

4 ICD-10 Staffing Strategies

Healthcare providers need an ICD-10 strategy that includes adequately training medical coders and retaining them in their jobs. With an already extremely low unemployment rate, ICD-10 coders will be very much in demand. >>>

Remote Patient Monitoring Poised for Growth

New penalties for preventable hospital readmissions are prompting hospitals to adopt technologies that allow patients to measure blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs from home. >>>

Emergency Docs Use EHRs, PMPs to Help Drug-Seekers

Physicians encountering patients seeking oxycodone and other pain medications in the emergency department are using electronic medical records and prescription monitoring programs to identify doctor-shopping patients and to get them help. >>>

Consolidation Comes with Benefits (and Costs)

The volume of healthcare mergers and acquisitions lately has been stunning. But to some hospital and health system executives, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>

Hospital CEO Pay Out of Alignment with Quality of Care

Researchers find that the salaries of top hospital leaders can be linked to the use of advanced technology and favorable hospital experience survey scores. Facilities with low 30-day mortality rates pay their CEOs less than hospitals with the highest mortality rates. >>>

Claims Data Underreports Pressure Ulcers

Rates of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers vary widely in hospitals based on how the data is collected, researchers say. In one study, surveillance data identified 10 times more pressure ulcers than billing data. >>>



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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

Obama pushes health law but concedes website problems

The New York Times, October 22, 2013

Opinion: Why doctors hate EHR software

InformationWeek, October 22, 2013

How long does Obama have to fix Healthcare.gov?

Kaiser Health News, October 22, 2013

Contractors see weeks of work on health site

The New York Times, October 21, 2013

How Healthcare.gov doomed itself by screwing startups

TechCrunch, October 21, 2013

Obamacare helpers frustrated as tech problems stall enrollment

Reuters, October 18, 2013

The case for computer-based healthcare

National Journal, October 17, 2013

Search tools wanting on many exchanges

The New York Times, October 17, 2013

Hospital progress toward Meaningful Use, so far

Health Affairs, October 16, 2013

Improving patient engagement equal parts technology, empathy

CIO.com, October 16, 2013



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Webcast: Predictive Analytics—Reducing Readmissions and Hospitalizations

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

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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

 

Readmissions: The Big Picture



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