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Friday, November 1, 2013


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Readmission Rates Stubborn, Even Among Best Hospitals

By: Doug Desjardins, November 1, 2013

Hospitals are doing a better job implementing best practices to reduce 30-day readmission rates for cardiac patients, but are still falling short in other key areas, Yale researchers find.

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3 in 4 Patients Want E-mail Consultations with Doctors

By: Ryan Chiavetta, November 1, 2013

Patient demand for e-mail consultations with physicians is high, but willingness to pay is low. Physicians practices are finding they can accommodate the preference for e-mail by identifying suitable billing strategies.

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5 Scary Things About Healthcare Quality

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2013

Despite stringent hospital protocols and watchful government agencies, tragic preventable medical errors continue to severely harm or cause death to some 400,000 patients a year in this country.

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Physician-Patient Engagement Model Is Wide Open

By: Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media, October 31, 2013

Whether using simple techniques or complex technologies, physicians must consider a patient's social needs in order to engage patients and elevate care, say panelists at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium.

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By: September 17, 2013

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HealthLeaders Media LIVE from Memorial Hermann: The Readmissions Master Plan

By: September 30, 2013

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Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

By: October 21, 2013

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health.

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