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The Difficulty of Technology Disruption in Healthcare

Scott Mace

The new book by athenahealth's Jonathan Bush offers few ways out of the current healthcare mess, despite the importance of technological fixes. But liberated data is a bright spot. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Transitions of Care Go Digital

Healthcare leaders are finding value in Direct messaging, but transferring information remains a challenge. >>>

Mercy's Mega Vision for Telemedicine

From its virtual care center now under construction, the Missouri-based healthcare system says it will be able to extend telehealth services to patients across the entirety of its 42-hospital system 24/7 through audio, video, and data connections. >>>

CMS eHealth Summit: Physicians Call for Simplification

One doctor attending the eHealth Summit in Baltimore challenged electronic health records system vendors to simplify their implementations, saying "things that should be very simple… get very complicated when they get handed off to the vendor." >>>

EHR Use Surges at Health Centers

More than nine out of 10 federally qualified health centers reported having electronic health records systems in 2013 compared with 30% in 2009. >>>

Fall Prevention Study Focuses on Wearable Sensors

Researchers hope to learn whether small sensors attached to patients can help identify those at risk for falls. >>>

Physician Involvement Can Influence Marketing Metrics

By aligning hospital physicians with the marketing department and its strategies, the patient experience and marketing goals both stand to benefit. >>>

Throughput and Satisfaction in the ED

While many functions of the emergency department must be reactive in nature, with proper preparation, an effective response can ensure optimal outcomes. >>>



Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: The ED Fix—Triage, Coordination, and Navigation

Based on a recent survey, 54% of healthcare leaders are reducing avoidable ED visits via primary care coordination. This report uncovers emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow to improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Healthcare IT priorities: No breathing room

InformationWeek, May 20, 2014

What a doctor may miss when he reaches for the MRI first

The Washington Post / Kaiser Health News, May 20, 2014

Obama allies revive push for Obamacare CEO

The Chicago Tribune / Reuters, May 19, 2014

EHR adoption a success, says ONC leader

InformationWeek, May 19, 2014

Insurers to publish healthcare prices online

The Hill, May 15, 2014

GOP demands states pay for botched exchanges

The Hill, May 15, 2014

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Star Tribune / Associated Press, May 15, 2014

Healthcare dives into big data

InformationWeek, May 15, 2014

Opinion: How meaningful is Meaningful Use

InformationWeek, May 15, 2014

Three Harvard hospitals pilot Google Glass app Remedy

MobiHealthNews, May 14, 2014



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From HealthLeaders Magazine

Presidents, CEOs, and the New Leadership Model

Some hospital CEOs, used to captaining their own ship, are finding that healthcare reform means there are fewer opportunities to run things as they see fit. Maybe that's a good thing. >>>

 

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