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Q&A: Karen DeSalvo on EHR, Audits, and Buggy Software

Scott Mace

In Part Two of an in-depth interview, National Coordinator for Health Information Karen DeSalvo, MD, discusses EHR certification, modular functionality, meaningful use audits, and glitchy software. >>>

 

Editor's Picks

Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. >>>

Two-Midnight Rule Will Cost Hospitals Big

The simple demarcation between inpatient and outpatient status prodded by Medicare's proposed rule has the potential to turn into a big revenue problem. But good documentation can help. >>>

Alternatives to ACO Strategies Emerge

While joining an ACO can be the right decision for some physicians practices, the cost savings under this model are still being tested. Some doctors are banding together as independent physician associations, which improves their ability to practice independently, but still nets them better insurer reimbursement rates. >>>

New AMA President Talks Tough on SGR

The new president of the American Medical Association, Robert Wah, MD, says he is "beyond frustrated" that the sustainable growth rate formula has not yet been repealed, and says finding a way to pay for it is the job of Congress. >>>

Secret to Cleveland Clinic's Social Media Success: Content

Paul Matsen, chief marketing and communications officer at Cleveland Clinic, details how his organization uses Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to "build a relationship with healthcare consumers" by "sharing useful, helpful, and relevant information." >>>

CLABSI Prevention Spotlighted at APIC Conference

A trio of reports on protocols for reducing rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections was among the highlights of the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. >>>

Slideshow: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign and Standardization

While there are many barriers to attaining sustainable cost reductions, hospitals and health systems are looking for ways to continue serving their communities while cutting costs. >>>



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Intelligence Report: The Clinical Strategy for Financial Health—Care Redesign & Standardization

This report reveals how leading organizations are implementing programs aimed at care redesign, care standardization, and driving waste out of healthcare delivery. Free Download >>>



News Headlines

Power to the health data geeks

NPR, June 17, 2014

IN hospital works toward financial viability

News and Tribune, June 16, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock to launch 'virtual clinic'

Brattleboro Reformer / VT Digger, June 16, 2014

Poor Health: Poverty and scarce medical resources in U.S. cities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2014

More insurers joining Obamacare

The Hill, June 13, 2014

Medicare wades through backlog of disputed claims

The Arizona Republic, June 13, 2014

The 10 cities with the highest-rated doctors

Business Insider, June 13, 2014

Healthcare fee structure: Changes ahead

InformationWeek, June 12, 2014

Will computers replace doctors?

The Wall Street Journal, June 11, 2014

Seattle doctor suspended for sexting during surgery

The Washington Post, June 11, 2014



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