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Can U.S. Mobile Health Efforts Survive the Wonks and Skeptics?
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Health workers around the world are using mobile devices and wireless technologies to bring healthcare to patients in developing nations, remote regions, and rural villages in ways never before possible. Various barriers are keeping the U.S. from doing the same, and the nation "has a long way to go," says one expert. [Read More]
November 9, 2010
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How to Prepare for ICD-10 Coding, Software Revisions
The first major alteration in decades of the International Classification of Diseases is looming. Here's a guide to the upcoming changes, which will affect the billing, payment, and software systems of every healthcare provider and healthcare payer organization in the U.S. Unlike earlier changes in the Code, this one requires a thorough and fundamental rewrite for implementation of the software systems.
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5 Ways to Boost Physician Acceptance of EHRs
Hospitals run the risk of losing some physicians if electronic health record system implementation becomes more of an obstacle than an opportunity. Here are tips medical teams have successfully piloted to keep physicians on board with EHRs.[Read More]

Data Security Inadequate at 71% of Hospitals
The majority of hospitals surveyed say federal regulations such as the HITECH Act have not improved the safety of patient records, research from the Ponemon Institute shows. According to respondents in the study, the economic impact of data breach incidents over a two-year period is approximately $2 million per organization.[Read More]

HealthLeaders Media Rounds: Building Accountable Care Organizations
Hospitals and physicians are working hurriedly to build systems of care that reward quality, outcomes, and high-value care—the ingredients of the accountable care organization. Innovative healthcare leaders like Carilion Clinic and Norton Healthcare are getting ready now for the future of healthcare system delivery. Join us on Dec. 9 from Carilion Clinic and share the lessons these leaders have learned. [Read More]

Breakthroughs Report: Future Healthcare and Collaboration
Explore strategies to accelerate the drive toward more cost-efficient and quality healthcare. In this new HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—Virtua, Crouse Hospital, Heartland Health, and The Chester County Hospital—share insights and lessons learned. [Read More]

Intelligence Report: Patient Experience — Help Wanted
While 72% of senior healthcare leaders say that patient experience has been a priority in the past year, only 1 of 8 CEOs has primary responsibility for it. Our exclusive, original research and analysis examines this paradox and delves into the realm of patient experience and its challenges, including why healthcare leaders report lack of success in achieving the kind of patient experience they need to provide.[Read More]

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Tech Headlines
Gallery: Military's freakiest medical projects
Wired, November 9, 2010

WellDoc brings mobile health tech to AT&T
The Baltimore Sun, November 9, 2010

3 Steps to Reach the Wireless Patient
Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, November 3, 2010

Electronic alerts to doctors can reduce unnecessary tests
Computerworld, November 8, 2010

Wireless technology could slash healthcare costs
MIT Technology Review, November 8, 2010

Healthcare reform uncertainty could chill tech innovation
InformationWeek, November 5, 2010

Data Breaches Cost Hospitals $6B Yearly
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, November 5, 2010

Online Recurring Payments Cut Bad Debt Simply, Cheaply
Karen Minich-Pourshadi, for HealthLeaders Media, November 8, 2010

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Surgeon General Addresses Electronic Health Data Security Concerns
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, speaks about the importance of electronic health record systems to America's public health and whether consumers are ready to access and share electronic health data with their providers through EHRs, patient portals, or health information exchanges. "People have real concerns, and that's where government comes in to protect that information," she says, in an exclusive interview with HealthLeaders Media during the American Health Information Management Association's annual conference in Orlando.
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