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3 Health Technologies to Watch

Gienna Shaw

Healthcare organizations have checked a lot of technologies off their to-do lists. Here's my take on three technologies that demand the attention of leadership: telehealth, patient portals, and ICD-10 - - a ticking time bomb that could blow margins to smithereens if it's implemented too late. >>>


Editor's Picks

How HIT Can Make Care Transitions Safer

A working group of healthcare providers, patient organizations, health information technology experts, and officials from government agencies discusses technologies that allow primary care providers to track patients along the continuum of care. >>>

CMS Kicks Off Innovation Advisors Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is recruiting up to 200 innovation advisors skilled in healthcare economics and finance; population health, and systems analysis research, to help drive improvements to patient care and reduce healthcare costs. >>>

Do-It-Yourself IT Solutions

With a shortage of IT techs putting at risk providers’ goals for meaningful use, leaders are considering in-house efforts. But supply continues to trail demand. >>>

Once You Have Them, Don't Let IT Staff Get Away

Hiring tech staff or retraining your own people is only half the battle, says Subra Sripada, senior vice president and chief information officer at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, MI. You also have to keep them. >>>

*NEW* Industry Survey 2012

We know you have something to say. And we want to hear it. Take the 2012 Industry Survey now—in 10 minutes or less, share your insight and help define industry trends. Enter today for the chance to win an iPad! >>>

News Headlines

Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2011

Those scan results are just an app away

The New York Times, October 17, 2011

Mostashari: 'Our healthcare system is in trouble'

Government Health IT, October 18, 2011

Nemours patient data tapes missing

The News Journal, October 14, 2011

14 rural hospitals join NE health data exchange

InformationWeek, October 14, 2011

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Date: November 11, 2011 About: Attend on-site or participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>

Webcast: Achieving Alignment on Strategic Marketing Initiatives

Date: November 8, 2011 About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities. >>>

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Engaging the Patient

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Yes, people should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers have in turning the consumer of care into a partner in care? >>>


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