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Technology's Role in the Patient Experience Imperative
Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

While some healthcare organizations are using advanced online tactics to improve the patient experience, many are still pinning their hopes on outdated methods of communication and interaction. [Read More]
August 16, 2011
Editor's Picks
OCR Identifies HIPAA Audit Goals
The Office for Civil Rights is taking a systematic approach to determining which organizations to audit based on risk. Key goals of a HIPAA audit include incident detection and response, OCR says. [Read More]

CMS Expands HospitalCompare Data
Federal health officials have announced that they have expanded the HospitalCompare website, making more information available on 30-day mortality rates for three conditions, and showcasing a new "one-stop shopping" format to find data on various types of healthcare services, from physicians to dialysis centers. [Read More]

OCR Data Breach Tally Passes a Milestone
Covered entities have reported breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals to the Office for Civil Rights nearly once every other day since the HIPAA privacy and security enforcer began posting the information 18 months ago. [Read More]

Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement
Date: September 22, 2011
About: More than just a buzzword, patient experience has become the quintessential objective in our healthcare climate. Fortunately, the thriving world of social media offers proven pathways to not only create patient engagement, but actually build community around your organization. Learn how Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital consistently scores above the 90th percentile in patient satisfaction using social media tools and metrics.
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Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates
Date: September 16, 2011
About: With 20% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries discharged from a hospital readmitted within 30 days, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center in Dallas, which boasts one of the lowest readmission rates nationwide (17.3%), and Our Lady of Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, which cut its readmission rate from the nation?s second-highest (32.4%) to 15%, share strategies to help you reduce your readmission rates.
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Tech Headlines
CT scans for lung cancer trigger debate
The Washington Post, August 16, 2011

3D mammograms: A breast cancer breakthrough?
The Boston Globe, August 16, 2011

Hackers hijack websites in online pharmacy scam
NPR, August 15, 2011

Thin electronic patches on skin could monitor hearts comfortably
Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2011

Tweeting health woes could help fight disease
PBS News Hour, August 10, 2011

Will Metatags improve EHR?
InformationWeek, August 11, 2011

Rise in CT Use in ED Curbs Admissions, Transfers
HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2011

AMA, 81 groups call on CMS to let docs review data
Government Health IT, August 11, 2011

September 15: Rounds: Women's Health Strategies for Service Line Growth and Quality

September 16: Webcast: Slash Your Readmission Rates

September 22: Webcast: Quantify & Cultivate Patient Engagement


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