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Patients Take Back Control with Technology

Scott Mace

The very instruments that diagnose and treat us can often make us feel more like test subjects than patients receiving care. But technology can be applied in the interests of healing the entire patient—mind, body, and soul. >>>


Editor's Picks

ICD-10 Would be Delayed One Year Under HHS Proposal

A rule proposed Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services would push the ICD-10 implementation deadline to October 1, 2014. >>>

ICD-10 Delay Doesn't Address Procedural Hurdles, Critics Say

A federal proposal to delay the ICD-10 implementation deadline for one year buys providers time, but "the process itself is flawed," says a policy advisor with the Medical Group Management Association. >>>

4 MU Tips from a Multispecialty Practice

The physician leader of a multispecialty practice with years of EHR experience shares what he's learned about achieving Stage 1 meaningful use attestation. >>>

Intelligence Report

Service Lines Grow Amid Strategic Challenges

Healthcare leaders foresee dramatic growth in service lines, but anticipate obstacles in aligning with physicians. Over the next two years, 50% of leaders expect to establish new service lines; 75% plan to expand existing service lines. This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders on their service line strategies.  >>>

News Headlines

Scope of UT Medicaid data breach explodes

The Salt Lake Tribune, April 10, 2012

Startup aims to curb medical errors

The Tennessean, April 9, 2012

Claims format blamed for Medi-Cal payment problems

Ventura County Star, April 9, 2012

CO pharmacy board denies Medicaid, insurer access to prescription drug registry

Denver Post, April 6, 2012

Partners HealthCare exec: Energy overhaul to save hospitals $15M annually

Boston Business Journal, April 6, 2012

Dartmouth Atlas's Skinner on high-cost hospitals

The Washington Post, April 5, 2012

Medicare payment system—aiding or preventing fraud?

CNBC, April 5, 2012

AL initiative uses tech to track hygiene compliance

HealthcareITNews, April 5, 2012

Doctor sues MGH bosses over control of inventions

The Boston Globe, April 5, 2012

Nation's top tech official advocates putting health data in patients' hands

Bangor Daily News, April 4, 2012

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Webcast: Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
About: Increase emergency department throughput with proven cost-reduction and efficiency improvement strategies from three ED leaders at BestPractices, Ochsner Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center. This customizable webcast allows you to pre-submit speaker questions to guide the discussion and ensure you get the answers your organization needs. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


Red-Tape Mandates Spark Innovation

Mounting compliance requirements and declining revenues are fast becoming catalysts for improvement at healthcare organizations. >>>


Strategic Physician Recruiting Calls for Forecasting, Profiling


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