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Aetna Scores with Interactive Patient Engagement Game

Gienna Shaw

The goal of Aetna's online wellness platform is to engage patient-consumers in their own health and encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. The insurer has tapped into technology, social media, gamification, and behavioral health principals to create a site that's part motivation, part information, part action plan, and a whole lot of fun. >>>


Editor's Picks

Rise in MRI Calamities Highlighted at FDA Safety Session

Compared with radiation risks from a computed tomography scan, a trip through the donut hole of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner might seem benign. But in response to an alarming rise in patient injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration calls a two-day session on MRI safety and reporting. >>>

ECRI Unveils Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

In addition to alarm fatigue, exposure hazards from radiation therapy and medication administration errors are among the most serious health technology safety issues, says a report from the non-profit ECRI Institute. >>>

Jury Awards $52M to MRI Group in Suit with ID Medical Center

For the second time in four years, a jury has handed an Idaho radiologists' group a multimillion-dollar award in its suit against one-time partner Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. >>>

Spine Surgeons Waste Millions On Opened, Unused Implant Devices

Surgeons at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center estimate that more than $126 million a year is spent nationwide by spine surgeons improperly using or disposing of medical implant devices, but say that waste easily can be avoided. >>>

News Headlines

Top 5 roadblocks HIEs face

Government Health IT, November 15, 2011

Journalism groups, Obama administration clash over restrictions on doctor data

Post-Dispatch, November 11, 2011

MD stent doctor sentenced to federal prison

The Baltimore Sun, November 11, 2011

CMS says new analytics are model for future fraud and abuse system

Government Health IT, November 11, 2011

IL mammogram providers to be paid more if they submit quality data

Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2011

Federal database on doctors is available again

Post-Dispatch, November 10, 2011

Radiologist tells FDA to change mammography rules

The Record, November 10, 2011

Progress on health data exchange specs

InformationWeek, November 10, 2011

Expert tells Congress EMRs rarely encrypted

Reuters, November 10, 2011

Panel emphasizes safety in digitization of health records

The New York Times, November 9, 2011

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Webcast: On-Call Compensation—Data-Driven Solutions

Date: December 6, 2011
About: By engaging physicians in a data-driven approach to payment, you can develop a workable solution to the call coverage conundrum. Join compensation experts from Children's Hospital of Orange County and ECG Management for strategies for affordable, sustainable call compensation. >>>

Rounds: A Programmatic Approach to Cancer Care

Date: December 16, 2011
About: Attend on-site or via live simulcast. Live at host Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center with invited guest UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, learn from one of the world's most respected cancer brands as it takes its proven success models to a community health system.  >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine

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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