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3 Cardio Health Promotions Pump Up Awareness

Marianne Aiello

February is American Heart month and while many hospital-based campaigns to promote heart health enjoy high visibility, these three are particularly engaging. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

ECRI Cautions Hospitals About Tech Hype

Independent research from the non-profit ECRI Institute aims to distinguish between must-have hospital technologies and manufacturer hype. >>>

Congress Cuts Bipartisan Deal to Scrap SGR

Seeking to avert a cut in Medicare's physician payment rate set for April 1, lawmakers in the House and Senate have embraced a pact that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula with a payment system that includes a small rate increase for doctors. >>>

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. >>>

Demand for Physician Assistants Intensifies

The rise in demand for PA's can be attributed to growing interest from large integrated health systems, retail clinics, health centers, and concierge physician practices, says one healthcare recruiter. >>>

CMS Proposes HIX Guidelines for 2015

Federal regulators overseeing public health insurance exchanges are taking a fresh look at adequacy standards for so-called narrow networks, which insurers say are an essential tool for controlling healthcare costs. >>>

Better Bariatric Surgery Outcomes Depend on Data, Accreditation

A surgeon's success in reducing readmissions among gastric bypass surgery patients underscores the importance of collecting data through a system of accreditation. >>>



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News Headlines

Obama says latest delay is 'smoothing out' shift to new health law

Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2014

Employers scrutinize latest healthcare concession

Boston.com / Associated Press, February 12, 2014

The White House is relaxing the employer mandate again

The Washington Post, February 11, 2014

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

IL using The Onion to reach young uninsured

Boston.com / Associated Press, February 11, 2014

Will saving on healthcare hurt the economy?

The New York Times, February 10, 2014

For 3 million, 'affordable' healthcare might not be

USA Today / Kaiser Health News, February 10, 2014

Insurers slash specialty hospitals to keep premiums low

Bloomberg, February 7, 2014

Insurers eye market for supplemental health coverage to fill various gaps

Kaiser Health News / The Washington Post, February 7, 2014



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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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