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The Hospital Room PC, Reimagined

Scott Mace

A new PC being tested in hospital rooms isn't like any PC you know. Sure, it delivers streaming video and gaming, but it can also provide patient monitoring and reporting. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

The Trouble with EHRs

Although electronic health records are known to reduce healthcare costs, concerns about accuracy and usability—and the risk of EHR-caused medical errors—are growing. >>>

Don't Overlook Fraud in EHRs, OIG Cautions CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has eagerly pushed EHRs onto healthcare providers without adequately addressing the risk of fraud, suggests a report from the Office of Inspector General. >>>

Hospitals Entice Patients with iPads, Quiet Spaces

Some hospitals are kicking off the new year with plans to improve the patient experience by upgrading patient rooms and birthing suites, and even doing away with waiting rooms. >>>

12 Things I'd Change On Hospital Compare

Hospital Compare is a valuable, yet deeply flawed tool for reporting on hospital quality measures. It doesn't have to be that way. >>>

Fresh Take on Hospital Discharges Cuts Readmissions

A multi-step approach to hospital discharges redefines them as 'transitions' and is driving down readmission rates at Detroit Medical Center. To really address readmissions, healthcare leaders must dissect the discharge process and sharpen a hospital-to-home program. >>>

Financial Challenges Top Healthcare CEO Concerns

A survey from the American College of Healthcare Executives reaffirms the top issues affecting community hospital leaders. Among the top-of-mind issues: Government funding cuts, the shift to value-based purchasing, and CMS and state regulations. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Leveraging Social Media Content to Drive Patient Engagement & Loyalty

Date: January 23, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Healthcare marketing leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Jennings Co. outline strategies to connect with patients and staff through rich social media content. Register Today >>>



News Headlines

CMS replaces executives who departed after Healthcare.gov troubles

The Washington Post, January 14, 2014

App's map of the human body also charts next generation of surgical training

New York Daily News, January 14, 2014

A busy doctor's right hand, ever ready to type

The New York Times, January 14, 2014

Administration taps Accenture to take over Healthcare.gov

CBS News, January 13, 2014

House votes to increase security measures on healthcare exchanges

The New York Times, January 13, 2014

GA hospital fires two workers over missing computer

News & Observer / Associated Press, January 13, 2014

Some find health insurers have no record of them

Boston.com / Associated Press, January 10, 2014

MA Health Connector fraught with uncertainty

The Boston Globe, January 10, 2014

Understanding the updated EHR donation rules

InformationWeek, January 10, 2014

Report finds more flaws in digitizing patient files

The New York Times, January 8, 2014



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Multimedia/Events

Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

Date: January 28, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Telemedicine pioneers from UC Davis and Mercy Health share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies, while driving down costs. Register Today >>>




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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