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Fresh Tech-Based Concerns Show No Time for Complacency

Scott Mace

IT leaders at healthcare providers are under siege. ROI, legacy systems, cloud software, and the EHR wars are a few of their current concerns. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Datapalooza: CMS Unveils More Hospital Pay Data

Data made public by CMS includes information comparing the average hospital charges in 2012 for the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays at more than 3,000 hospitals. >>>

EHR Letdowns Won't Hinder HIT Spending

While provider organizations continue the spending frenzy on their health information technology capabilities, not all are pleased with their purchases. >>>

4 in 10 Healthcare Execs Dissatisfied with EHRs

Spending on electronic health records systems by hospitals and health systems continues to rise, as enthusiasm for them wanes among senior healthcare executives, survey results show. >>>

The Hospital of the Future is Not a Hospital

Pursuing expensive inpatient volume in the traditional sense is a strategic dead end. Any new construction undertaken by hospitals and health systems should be based on adaptability, patient flow, and efficiency gains—not bed count. >>>

Partnering for Better Population Health Management

Hospital and health system leaders know the reimbursement transformation is coming—even if it hasn't reached them yet—and they are beginning to form alliances with regional providers to find strength in numbers. >>>

CMS Opens Physician Registration for Sunshine Act

The process is going forward despite the protestations of the American Medical Association, which has complained that CMS "has missed nearly every deadline laid out in the law and regulations to implement it." >>>

Slideshow: The ED Fix: Triage, Coordination and Navigation

Emergency departments play a unique and critical role in maintaining the health and well-being of a community. Emerging best practices in care team composition and patient flow can improve ED throughput and patient satisfaction. >>>



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News Headlines

The movement for patient access to doctors' notes is growing

The Daily Beast, June 3, 2014

Integration engines tackle healthcare's lack of standards

InformationWeek, June 3, 2014

When doctors need advice, it might not come from a fellow human

Kaiser Health News / Wired, June 3, 2014

Opinion: Can healthcare and tech work together?

The Boston Globe, June 2, 2014

Medtronic settles whistleblower lawsuit for $9.9M

ABC News / Associated Press, May 30, 2014

Physicians, hospitals size up value-based healthcare

InformationWeek, May 30, 2014

Senators push for Medicare to cover lung cancer test

The Hill, May 30, 2014

Healthcare's new friend: Avatars

InformationWeek, May 30, 2014

Healthcare IT security worse than retail, study says

InformationWeek, May 29, 2014

Patients advise doctors on ways to reform medical practice

Times Union, May 28, 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. >>>

 

Transitions of Care Go Digital

 

Making It All Public



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