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'Late Adopters'—How Small Hospitals Can Navigate Meaningful Use

Scott Mace

Hospitals and health systems just now getting around to meaningful use have clearer guidance from CMS, a better selection of off-the-shelf EHR software, and the cautionary lessons learned from HMA. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

MU Audit Fears Escalate as HMA Returns $31M

Meaningful Use audit-related givebacks and penalties can pack a much harder punch than other Medicare audits, says the CEO of CHIME, because failure in one area of MU attestation is perceived by auditors as "failure in aggregate." >>>

EHR Interoperability Remains Elusive

A lack of standards, privacy concerns, and proprietary and competition issues are just a few of the hurdles hampering the interoperability of EHR data among participants in health information exchanges. >>>

CEO Exchange: Top Execs Share Insights, Solutions, and Strategies

With 40 hospital and health system chief executives attending HealthLeaders Media's second annual CEO Exchange, my challenge is to analyze their insights on reimbursement and the impact of health reform, and overall cost reduction and efficiency—their top priorities. >>>

5 Cost Reduction Priorities for CEOs

Three out of four hospital and health systems CEOs cite overall cost reduction and efficiency as one of their top two financial priorities, so it was no surprise to hear a robust conversation on this hot topic at HealthLeaders Media's annual CEO Exchange. >>>

Health Plans Talk Strategy in 3Q Earnings Calls

Senior health plan executives sound upbeat about health insurance exchanges, Medicare Advantage plans, and collaborative risk-sharing agreements with providers. >>>

Physicians-for-Hire Must Tread Carefully

Doctors considering accepting an employment offer from a hospital or health system should consider carefully whether the medical model and culture will be a good fit. >>>

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

Population health management presents many challenges, particularly with data and data analytics and pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This Intelligence Report from HealthLeaders Media shows that mastery of data analytics and shared risks across the care continuum can drive a winning population health management program. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>



News Headlines

Insurers press for way around Healthcare.gov

The New York Times, November 12, 2013

Robot surgical incidents may pressure hospital training

Bloomberg, November 12, 2013

Health IT could reduce demand for physicians

InformationWeek, November 12, 2013

White House relying more on insurance carriers to help fix healthcare.gov

The Washington Post, November 11, 2013

S.F. programmers build alternative to healthcare.gov

CBS News, November 11, 2013

Could mass DNA testing change healthcare?

CBS News, November 8, 2013

Sebelius rejects delays to get time to repair problems at health site

The New York Times, November 7, 2013

Government healthcare IT official leaves

USA Today, November 7, 2013

Patient dies after hospital's monitoring alarms shut off

USA Today / The Des Moines Register, November 7, 2013

Two US hospital chains dismiss Obamacare technical woes

Reuters, November 6, 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

 

Readmissions: The Big Picture



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