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Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Health IT contracts offer little protection for buyers
As healthcare providers purchase electronic health record software and other health IT to meet meaningful use...
A surgeon’s hands or a robot’s?
Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country to undergo robotic surgery in recent years. Since the first device...
NRC fines VA $39K over radiation violations in prostate cancer programs
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday levied a $39,000 fine against the Department of Veterans Affairs for...
Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiency
Patients treated at hospital emergency rooms that use all-digital-records systems are more likely to have shorter stays...
CA launches nation's largest "telehealth" network
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at the UC Davis Cancer Center to announce...
E-medical records: More ’meaningful use’
The push toward electronic medical records has garnered a lot of attention lately as the federal rules roll out for...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...

Webcast: Presenting Data to Leadership: What Your Board Needs to Know
During this 90-minute program, expert consultant Ken Rohde will explain what your quality and safety data really means...
Audio Conference: Beyond the MS-DRG: Capture SOI and ROM through Documentation Improvement Efforts
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Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
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Webcast: Overcoming Competency Assessment Challenges:
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