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The Most Polarizing Topics in Healthcare IT

Scott Mace

Seven healthcare IT issues that divide people, including Healthcare.gov, Epic Systems, ICD-10 and SNOWMED CT, and the BYOD trend. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

How CPOE Will Make Healthcare Smarter

Computerized physician order entry is a key requirement of meaningful use stage 1. Now that CPOE has reached a tipping point, healthcare IT leaders are at the beginning of a journey that takes the accumulated wisdom of a healthcare provider and codes it into decision-support systems. >>>

The 5 Biggest Healthcare Finance Trouble Spots

Healthcare finance executives have had more than their share of challenges to deal with in 2013. Which ones top the list—and will continue to be headaches in 2014? >>>

Nonprofit Hospital Outlook 'Negative' in 2014

Several negative factors are unlikely to abate soon, including declining inpatient volumes, increasing expenses, and historically low increases in commercial payer rates. >>>

Engaging the Chronic Care Patient

Frustrated and noncompliant patients can lead to increased healthcare costs. Through remote monitoring, video conferencing, and nurse navigators, health systems and hospitals are tapping into the needs of patients facing an array of chronic conditions – and lowering their cost of care. >>>

Injuries Among Surgeons Carry Hidden Costs

Hospital and health system HR departments rarely receive injury reports from surgeons, but the financial consequences—specifically among orthopedic surgeons—are high, and the problem will only worsen as the workforce ages, a study shows. >>>



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

Healthcare.gov has rocky relaunch

Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2013

Obamacare website sign-ups said to reach 100,000 last month

Bloomberg, December 3, 2013

Why fixing Healthcare.gov won't fix the fight over Obamacare

The Washington Post, December 3, 2013

Do patient portals improve healthcare?

InformationWeek, December 3, 2013

White House meets goals for HealthCare.gov, but more work ahead

Reuters, December 2, 2013

Linking genes to diseases by sifting through electronic medical records

The New York Times, December 2, 2013

A new worry looms online for the Affordable Care Act

NPR, December 2, 2013

Inside the race to rescue a healthcare site, and Obama

The New York Times, December 2, 2013

Hospitals urged to report quality electronically in 2014

InformationWeek, November 27, 2013

Why 23andMe terrifies health insurance companies

Fast Company, November 27, 2013



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Population Health and the Analytics Opportunity

Innovators are blending technology with new care models while targeting high-risk patients in a patient-centered strategy. >>>

 

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