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HIT in 2014: Portal Perils and Half-Built Houses

Scott Mace

We do not know the extent of the trouble about to rain down on healthcare information technology, but it is out there, and will start pelting providers within weeks, not months. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ICD-10: Minimizing the Financial Hit

With the go-live date rapidly approaching, hospitals and health systems need to make ICD-10 a priority if they want to avoid costly surprises and setbacks. >>>

CommonWell EHR Interoperability Pilot Announced

The electronic health record vendors in the first series of CommonWell Alliance pilots include Allscripts, Athenahealth, Cerner, CPSI, Greenway, McKesson, RelayHealth and Sunquest. Testing will begin January 1. >>>

How One Provider is Saving Millions on Imaging Equipment

By adopting a data-driven strategy to determine its equipment needs, Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care has reduced capital spending on CT scanners by 9%, nuclear medicine by 25%, mammography by 3%, and X-ray by 10% since early 2012. >>>

Hospital Compare Adds Infection, Stroke, Readmissions Data

The latest update to the federal website that reports hospital quality data adds rates of stroke, C. diff and MRSA infections, blood clot prevention and care measures and expanded readmissions data. >>>

Top 3 Health Plan Game Changers of 2013

The landscape is changing rapidly for payers. To be successful, insurers must adapt to new reimbursement models and forge new partnerships with providers. >>>

SLIDESHOW: HL20 — 20 People Who Are Making a Difference in Healthcare - 2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a difference in healthcare. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama to meet with tech executives to discuss Healthcare.gov

NBC News / Reuters, December 17, 2013

Health insurance exchanges struggle to charm customers

InformationWeek, December 17, 2013

Healthplanfinder glitches prevent WA Medicaid enrollees from renewing coverage

The Seattle Times, December 17, 2013

IA readies for healthcare expansion

Quad-City Times, December 16, 2013

No major security breaches on Healthcare.gov, Democrats say

NBC News, December 16, 2013

A rush to reconcile health enrollment data, by hand

NPR, December 13, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare.gov leaders play IT blame game

InformationWeek, December 13, 2013

US health secretary calls for probe of Obamacare website launch

Orlando Sentinel / Reuters, December 12, 2013

Kaiser Permanente reports privacy breach to 49,000 patients

Los Angeles Times, December 11, 2013

3 ways to improve US healthcare, as demonstrated in India

The Atlantic, December 11, 2013



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

20 People Who Make Healthcare Better—2013

They are nurses and physicians. They are researchers and executives. They are providers and payers. They are watchdogs and innovators. And they are patients. They are this year's HealthLeaders 20 honorees, selected for their efforts to make a dfference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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