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Love of Health Tech Doesn't Have to be (Double) Blind

Gienna Shaw

 In so many ways, so many kinds of health information technology make perfect logical sense. Making patient medical records easily accessible in electronic format, for example, is a no-brainer. But try proving it. >>>


Editor's Picks

HIT Barriers to Patient Engagement Persist

The correlation between accountable care models and healthcare information technology that connects and engages patients permeates conversations at The Center for Connected Health annual symposium in Boston. >>>

ACO Final Rules Ease Requirements, Reduce Risk

Federal health agencies have released their long-awaited set of final rules governing accountable care organizations. Major concessions to the original plan include a reduction in quality measures, and a significant change to meaningful use requirements for electronic health record use. >>>

ACO Final Rule: 10 Healthcare Leaders Sound Off

While the final rules governing accountable care organizations released allow numerous concessions and dangle many carrots to woo providers, many healthcare leaders still have serious concerns. >>>

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. >>>

Medicare Rule May Discourage Brain CTs in ED

Anger over a coming rule that would limit brain scans in emergency department patients echoed through many sessions of the American College of Emergency Physicians scientific assembly in San Francisco this week. >>>

News Headlines

Survey reveals reasons doctors avoid online error-reporting tools

The JHU Gazette, October 25, 2011

Bio: Steve Jobs was a details man, even in his Memphis hospital bed

The Daily News Blog, October 25, 2011

Doctors didn’t disclose spine product cancer risk in journal

Journal Sentinal, October 24, 2011

TN eye surgeons aim to block optometrists’ use of lasers

The Tennessean, October 21, 2011

IL doc database launches online

Chicago Tribune, October 20, 2011

Hospital rooms get smart

InformationWeek, October 20, 2011

Robotic surgery grows, but so do questions

Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2011

Mostashari: 'Our healthcare system is in trouble'

Government Health IT, October 18, 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: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal 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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Patient Engagement Takes Physician Leadership

As providers become increasingly accountable for healthcare outcomes, patient engagement grows in significance. Individuals should take responsibility for their health, but what role do the providers play in turning consumers of care into partners in care? >>>


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