HealthLeaders Media IT - September 6, 2011 | Tech That Powers Quality Standards
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Gienna Shaw, Senior Editor

Diabetes patients treated by physicians using electronic health records fared much better than those whose docs use paper records, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The numbers are impressive. But are they good enough? [Read More]
September 6, 2011
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EHRs Beat Paper in Head-to-Head Competition
After accounting for patient differences, practices using electronic health records show annual improvements in diabetes care that are 10% greater than paper-based practices, according to a study in New England Journal of Medicine. [Read More]

Final CMS e-Prescribing Rule Eases Requirements
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has added "significant hardship" exemptions and is extending the deadline to apply for exceptions to the e-prescribing final rule in response to provider comments that the proposed rules were confusing and cumbersome. [Read More]

Disasters Test Hospital Social Media Strategies
Hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters are challenging hospitals' emergency response systems. Social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook are both vital for emergency communication. [Read More]

Breakthroughs: The High-Performing Surgical Program
Given a reimbursement model based on outcomes, not volume, only those surgical services that can deliver state-of the-art care, value, and an outstanding patient experience will survive. In this HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems—St. Francis Hospital, Methodist Hospital System, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Bassett Healthcare—share lessons learned about new ways of approaching surgical care and strategy. [Register Today]

Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes
Date: October 26, 2011
About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Host Denver Health with invited guest Virtua share how to make continuous quality improvement with a focus on bottom-line value part of your institutional culture and process.
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Tech Headlines
SC to reject federal HIX funds
The State, September 2, 2011

iPods, Androids could be cancer-detection tools
PBS NewsHour, September 2, 2011

Final CMS e-Prescribing Rule Eases Requirements
Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 2, 2011

Florida's prescription-drug database launches
Orlando Sentinel, September 1, 2011

HIMSS discourages proposal to report patient-level data
CMIO, September 1, 2011

Taming high health costs takes taming high-tech
NPR, August 31, 2011

How one HIX cut testing costs
InformationWeek, August 31, 2011

Natural language processing IDs medical complications
InformationWeek, August 30, 2011

For WI clinic, EHRs + quality reporting = shared savings
Government Health IT, August 30, 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

October 26: Rounds: Performance Improvement for Quality and Bottom-Line Outcomes


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