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  November 19, 2013 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

Why e-Scheduling May be Healthcare's Most Valuable App

Scott Mace

Cheap, ubiquitous teleconferencing technology can turn any visit to a primary care provider into a patient-centered care team huddle, cutting weeks off the referral run-around and reigning in costs. But it only works if the right team of providers, specialists, and the patient are available at an agreed-upon time. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Anatomy of a Readmissions Master Plan

Memorial Hermann leaders have been able to reduce preventable readmissions by closing care continuum gaps. They've tackled poor communication among disjointed or unaligned providers, a lack of systemic accountability and follow through, and inadequate human and IT resources. >>>

What's Wrong With Healthcare Quality Measures? Part I

We need to measure the hell out of healthcare to help us compare one organization or system with others. I believe measuring quality helps healthcare systems improve. But I also believe that we can measure healthcare quality a lot better than we do. >>>

Rethinking Retirement Plans for Healthcare Workers

Many provider organizations are taking a hard look at the design of their pension plans and opting for a new benefit structure that reduces their financial risk. >>>

Senior ED Program is a Winner By Almost Every Measure

To patients, the benefits of implementing a senior emergency department program like the one at Summa Health System are unquestionable. To CEOs whose hospitals or health systems are struggling for revenue, there may be hesitation. >>>

Toxic Politics Hinder Debate on Healthcare Cost Drivers

Healthcare has become "a surrogate for all the other problems of the country," and "patients have been disenfranchised in the process," says the leader of a Johns Hopkins study on factors that drive healthcare cost growth. >>>

Individual Health Insurance Markets That Work, Part One

After a trip to Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia, the chief marketing officer of a Massachusetts payer discusses success factors for the direct-to-consumer markets she observed in her travels. >>>



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

New scrutiny for medical devices

The New York Times, November 19, 2013

Medical specialists are increasingly 'beamed' into remote hospitals

Business Insider / Associated Press, November 19, 2013

EHR adoption a struggle for rural hospitals

InformationWeek, November 19, 2013

Healthcare apps that doctors use

The Wall Street Journal, November 18, 2013

Obamacare will create healthcare jobs

The Hill, November 15, 2013

CA takes down 10 fake Obamacare websites

Reuters, November 15, 2013

Officials say they don't know cost of health website fixes

The New York Times, November 14, 2013

Wound care goes beyond pressure ulcers

, November 1, 2013

Officials appeal to frustrated healthcare.gov users: Come back

The Miami Herald / McClatchy, November 13, 2013

How mobile apps could transform rural healthcare

National Journal, November 13, 2013



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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

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