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5 Hot Healthcare Ideas from SXSW

Scott Mace

SXSW demonstrated that technology and innovation are leading the way in healthcare while regulators struggle to keep up. Everyone is trying to answer one question: "Who provides care, and how?" >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Slideshow: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

Providers must master data analytics to succeed in the new world of healthcare. This HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report explores the gains and gaps in this race to the future. >>>

Hospital Groups Strike Back at Hospital Rating Systems

The Association of American Medical Colleges has issued a list of 25 guidelines to help hospital officials evaluate rating systems that rank hospitals. Hospitals are urged to consider the validity of measures used, and transparency about methodology. >>>

AHIP: Enormity of HIX Challenges Sinks In

Rollout and triage have been the dominant concerns for the new public health insurance exchanges in 2014. But a whole new set of challenges looms as payers look ahead to building out and sustaining the centerpiece of the healthcare reform effort. >>>

Excluded Benefits Lists Spark Debate

President Obama's hallmark domestic policy initiative has been blunting the worst shortcomings of the US healthcare system. But it is unrealistic to expect the PPACA alone to totally transform the practice and financing of medicine. >>>

CDC Warns of Antibiotic Overuse in Hospitals

Hospital physicians who overprescribe antibiotics are putting patients "at unnecessary risk of future drug-resistant infections, allergic reactions, and intestinal infections that can be deadly," a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says. >>>

Medication Adherence Campaign Features Superhero

A health plan's community engagement campaign to educate patients to take their medications as directed ties into a strong popular theme to influence patients' prescription adherence rates. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare Analytics—The New Business Currency

As providers' risk exposure grows, this report delivers a clear view of leading organizations' progress toward mastering the analytics that matter most to making cost and care quality decisions with great precision. Download Today >>>



News Headlines

Feds open investigation of Maryland Obamacare site

, March 11, 2014

Electronic health records: A hard pill to swallow for some doctors

Star Tribune, March 11, 2014

NJ doctor wearing Google Glass peers into future of surgery

The Star-Ledger, March 11, 2014

Opinion: 5 lessons for healthcare providers from banks

InformationWeek, March 11, 2014

Maryland online exchange problems cloud doctor's vision for healthcare

The Washington Post, March 10, 2014

Health insurance marketplaces signing up few uninsured Americans, surveys say

The Washington Post, March 7, 2014

Is it ill-advised for doctors to Google their patients?

CBS Chicago, March 7, 2014

GAO to probe state-based health exchanges

NPR / Associated Press, March 6, 2014

Gadgets like Fitbit are remaking how doctors treat patients

Wired / Kaiser Health News, March 6, 2014

Opinion: The quest for population health management

InformationWeek, March 5, 2014



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