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  February 7, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

What If Your Car Cared About Your Health?

Jim Molpus

Will Ford's plan to install health monitoring devices and interfaces in its cars work? Healthcare professionals know how difficult it is to get people to monitor their health. But this is just the start of a lot of industries imagining how they can gather, use, and communicate health and wellness data back to the consumer. >>>


Editor's Picks

Engineering a High-Performance Emergency Department

A revamped staffing model for nurses and a boost to physician compensation and accountability are among the operational and clinical improvements documented in our case study of Cambridge Health Alliance's internal transformation. >>>

5010 Deadline Extended, But Threat Remains, Says AMA

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the 5010 HIPAA transaction standards deadline to March 31. The delay is meant to enable more physician practices to implement the billing coding standard without incurring penalties. But the American Medical Association says CMS should do more. >>>

2 Tactics for ICD-10 & VBP Clinical Documentation

Clinical documentation is on the mind of every healthcare leader. How accurately a patient's hospital visit is documented will affect value-based purchasing incentive payments and whether reimbursements dip, grow, or stay the same during the ICD-10 transition. To do it right, ease in ICD-10 codes now and beef up your clinical documentation integrity. >>>

CIO of the Year, Rick Schooler, on HIT

The award-winning chief information officer of Orlando Health discusses the legacy of health information technology and its prospects over the next decade. >>>

Impact Analysis Report

Value-Based Purchasing: Facing the HCAHPS Hurdle

New research finds that 25% of organizations have not yet begun preparing for VBP. Get additional data in this final report in a series of four from the inaugural HealthLeaders Media CFO Exchange, with analysis and insight from leaders at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, Hackensack University Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare, Griffin Hospital, and Sharp Healthcare.  >>>

News Headlines

Why do cardiologists often pass up safe, low-tech treatments for chest pain?

The Washington Post, February 7, 2012

Penn Cancer Center, in lawsuit, says a doctor appropriated a discovery

The New York Times, February 6, 2012

Health IT managers say tablets can cause problems

InformationWeek, February 6, 2012

Hospitals mine patient records in search of customers

USA Today, February 6, 2012

EHR deployment costs approach $30,000 per doctor

InformationWeek, February 2, 2012

Improved patient problem list enhances diagnoses

InformationWeek, February 1, 2012

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Rounds: Creating a High-Performance Emergency Department

Date: March 29, 2012
Transition your emergency department into a high-performance, patient-centered unit. Join HealthLeaders Media at Cambridge Health Alliance for a three-hour leadership event with strategies to improve ED flow, communications, and outcomes. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content.  >>>

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Outpatient Care Expansion Comes Under Scrutiny

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