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  April 24, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

EMR Apps Taking Off, Starting with Refill Requests

Scott Mace

EMRs can be a platform for a multitude of healthcare apps, much as personal phone apps now get built on Apple's iOS or Google's Android platform. Healthfinch's refill management app offloads a time-consuming task from physicians. >>>


Editor's Picks

Save Millions Using GIS Technology for Strategic Workforce Planning

Quality talent acquisition doesn't work like Field of Dreams, nor does truly strategic workforce planning. Thanks to geographic information systems, healthcare leaders can transform reactive recruiting into a proactive, data-driven effort. >>>

Roundtable: Strategic Operations

Operational excellence and efficiency affects the patient experience, clinical quality and safety, and the organization’s bottom line. Many executives, along with the federal government, look to information technology for improving operations. The cost of healthcare IT adds to the imperative of operational efficiency. >>>

CABG Readmissions Data Added to CA Outcome Reports

California is the second state to include rates of 30-day readmission in its annual report on coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes. >>>

Slideshow: Meet the 2011 HealthLeaders 20

In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Meet them all in this image gallery. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Lower Costs, Boost Productivity in Your Emergency Department

Date: April 30, 2012
LAST CHANCE: 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. >>>

News Headlines

Insurers alter cost formula, and patients pay more

The New York Times, April 24, 2012

What one entrepreneur's rise says about the future of medicine

Forbes, April 23, 2012

Arrest in SC Medicaid breach of 228K records

The State, April 20, 2012

Profile: Epic Systems' tough billionaire

Forbes, April 20, 2012

DIY doctor reduces cost of surgery

CNBC, April 20, 2012

Peter Orszag: Washington fighting wrong healthcare battle

Delaware Online, April 19, 2012

Patient data missing for 315,000 Emory Healthcare patients

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 19, 2012

AZ cardiologists fined for Internet privacy violations

The Republic, April 18, 2012

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Rounds: 4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System

Date: May 1, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Henry Ford Health System for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event and learn new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the event to receive exclusive content. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


The End of Us vs. Them

With economic incentives aligning for hospitals and physicians as never before, the need on both sides to dispense with blame has never been so critical. >>>


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