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Unwise Medical Choices Stubbornly Defy Eradication

Studies suggest both physicians and patients are reluctant to give up low-value healthcare services that waste money and can do more harm than good.

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Providers See Only Minor Productivity Declines After ICD-10 Implementation

Steven Andrews, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2016

Safety Net Hospitals Aim for Road Map to Population Health

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 5, 2016

US appeals court: Hospitals can be 'urban' and 'rural' at same time

Reuters, February 5, 2016

Opinion: What new data tell us about doctor choice

The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2016

'Speed dating' connects FL physicians with potential patients

Sun Sentinel, February 5, 2016

Could hospital ERs provide missing data on police shootings?

NPR, February 5, 2016

Opinion makers: Shooting for cancer cure without bullets?

MedPage Today, February 4, 2016

ASCO: Checkpoint inhibitor drugs top cancer advances in 2015

MedPage Today, February 4, 2016

Smoking Bans Appear to Improve Health Outcomes

Salynn Boyles, MedPage Today, February 4, 2016

Swedish Medical Center patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C

The Denver Post, February 4, 2016

The startup tracking 'valuable' doctors for Big Pharma

Bloomberg, February 4, 2016

Sitka (AK) task force chair opens two-hospital conversation

KCAW, February 4, 2016

Goodbye standard of care, hello reasonable practice

Emergency Physicians Monthly, February 4, 2016

Number of obesity medicine specialists on the rise

MedPage Today, February 3, 2016

After Medicaid Expansion, a Sharp Drop in Uninsured Hospital Stays

Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, February 3, 2016

Surgical Residents' Shift Length Not a Factor in Patient Safety

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, February 3, 2016

Telemedicine advances faster than states can keep up

Governing, February 3, 2016

FL balance billing legislation pits consumers, payers against providers

Sunshine State News, February 3, 2016

1 in 3 rural KS hospitals at risk of closing in study

The Wichita Eagle, February 3, 2016

Hospitals turning a 'pager' on data hardware

The Boston Globe, February 3, 2016


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