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To Contain Hospital Costs, Leaders Must Look to IT

Edward Prewitt

With the need to control costs a top concern among hospital executives, technology is the only means by which healthcare systems can make it out of their current impasse. >>>


Editor's Picks

What's Wrong with the da Vinci Robot?

As more health systems use devices such as the da Vinci robot, there's growing controversy about their value. But for head and neck surgeons, the robot means a "new era" in patient care. >>>

Disclosure Report Could Reveal HIPAA Breaches

A proposed rule would give patients the right to get a report on who has electronically accessed their protected health information. Some legal experts worry this could pose problems for healthcare providers. >>>

Book: Oncology—Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance

The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading healthcare organizations to transform the oncology care model. Gain realistic strategies and business guidance from oncology leaders to develop the structures and processes for oncology service line success in the future.  >>>

News Headlines

UM patient data stolen

The Miami Herald, January 31, 2012

Report: Electronic health records still need work

CBS News / Associated Press, January 30, 2012

GE to fold Web-based EHR

InformationWeek, January 27, 2012

Robot cleaner a 'game changer' for hospital infection epidemic

CNNMoney, January 27, 2012

Highmark to spend $500M on care network

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 25, 2012

US health breach tally hits 19M

Gov Info Security, January 25, 2012

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Rounds On-Demand: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

Reaching the vision of patient-centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. View a special, complimentary Rounds hosted by St. Joseph Health System and sponsored by RelayHealth. >>>

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Reaching New Heights

Hospitals are enjoying success with outpatient strategies, but it may be time for a more calculated, even cautious, approach.  >>>


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