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How BI is Lowering Healthcare Costs

Scott Mace

Putting business intelligence in the form of cost accounting data directly into the hands of physicians can start rich dialogues within or between service lines to make healthcare more predictable, more consistent, and less expensive. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Data Analytics Takes on Medication Management

The expansion of e-prescribing and data analytics is leading to improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced patient engagement. And technology is allowing providers to earn hard cash for meeting medication adherence targets. >>>

As ICD-10 Deadline Looms, Providers Fret

Healthcare providers, payers, the government, and other players in the ICD-10 changeover are not working in a cohesive and coordinated fashion and won't be ready for the transition in eight months, says an MGMA policy expert. >>>

ICD-10 Prep Timing is Crucial

Providers are waking up to the need for ICD-10 education, but "one of worst mistakes [they] could make would be to get the training too early in the year," says one expert. >>>

Capital Spending Reflects New Era in Healthcare

As provider organizations look ahead to redesigning their care delivery models and taking part in more risk-based payment structures, their capital spending plans must keep pace with their evolving needs. >>>

Oncologist Blazes Trail Toward Bundling

The head of a multi-physician oncology practice and patient-centered medical home explains how his practice is "capable of signing any payment methodology that any payer could dream up." >>>

How Rural ME Hospitals Are Tackling Financial Challenges

Reimbursement cuts aren't the only challenge rural hospitals face. Recruitment and retention of clinical staff is a perennial issue. But creative leadership and telemedicine are making things better at two small Maine hospitals. >>>

Surgeon Uses Video Games to Sharpen Laparoscopic Skills

Meet the surgeon who established the world's first video game warm up suite for surgeons. James "Butch" Rosser, MD, has found through his research that surgeons who play video games are more efficient and make fewer mistakes in minimally invasive surgery. >>>



LIVE Webcast

Webcast: Orthopedics Service Line Success—Physician Engagement, Efficiency, and Quality

Date: February 27, 2014, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Orthopedic leaders from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center and Stryker offer evidence-based strategies for improving orthopedic efficiency, quality, and performance while also increasing collaboration, cost savings, and market share within the service line. Register Today   >>>



News Headlines

Firm fixing Obamacare website has history of problems

CBS News, February 11, 2014

Healthcare.gov to be out of service

The Hill, February 11, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare information security—Still no respect

InformationWeek, February 11, 2014

Researchers hope new data collaborative will lower healthcare costs, improve treatment

WSAW.com, February 10, 2014

Cyberattacks are on the rise. And healthcare data is the biggest target.

The Washington Post, February 10, 2014

Maryland hospitals don't know how they'll cover costs of new regulations

Baltimore Business Journal, February 7, 2014

The evolution of health IT continues

U.S. News & World Report, February 7, 2014

Insurance executive to help fix MA Health Connector site

The Boston Globe, February 7, 2014

TX hospital discloses huge breach

Information Week, February 6, 2014

Senator cites 'serious concerns,' demands National Quality Forum records

ProPublica, February 5, 2014



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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 difference in healthcare. Their stories are sometimes tinged with struggles or challenges, but always, ultimately, with success. >>>

 

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