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  May 22, 2012 Follow us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterJoin us on LinkedInRSS feed

E-book Revolution Changes, Challenges Healthcare

Scott Mace

Electronic book readers such as Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad promise to upend the way healthcare professionals access desk references, journals, and text books. Now medical libraries and institutions are trying to reconcile costs and digital restrictions set by publishers. >>>


Editor's Picks

Mapping Out Revenue-Cycle Solutions

The Mayo Clinic is making strides to prepare for the largest overhaul of healthcare codes in the past 30 years. Its migration to ICD-10 includes a process map of the revenue cycle. >>>

ICD-10 Coding Uncovers Higher Rate of Fatal Falls Among Seniors

A report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy concludes that an increase in death rate attributed to falls is not because more seniors are suffering more serious falls, but because of updates in ICD-10 coding for death classification. >>>

HHS Exchange Funding Tops $1B

The Department of Health and Human Services has announced the award of $181 million in new grants to help states establish health insurance exchanges. HHS also issued two guidance documents to help states build exchanges. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Tactics for Valuing Medical Practices—Buying, Selling and Mergers

Date: May 31, 2012
About: From administrative issues to physician compensation, timing, and cultural fit, hospital and physician leaders must respond to the key motivations and market realities that come with buying or selling a physician practice. Get the strategies you need in a customized webcast. >>>

News Headlines

Data trove may shed light on healthcare uncertainties

The Washington Post, May 21, 2012

WA program to limit emergency room over-use through data sharing / KIRO, May 22, 2012

Healthcare industry's perfect storm

Daily Chronicle, May 21, 2012

Healthcare's top executive salaries increase with complexity of system, May 21, 2012

Cataloging wounds of war to help heal them

The New York Times, May 18, 2012

Fed-up doc creates app that connects MDs, patients

Xconomy, May 18, 2012

More than a third of prescriptions now electronic

The Washington Post, May 17, 2012

Health IT gap between large, small hospitals widens

InformationWeek, May 17, 2012

Utah hiring crisis team to manage health data breach

The Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2012

Data-mining in doctor's office helps solve medical mysteries

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, May 16, 2012

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Rounds: Building ACO Foundations—Lessons From Kaiser Permanente's Integrated Delivery Model

Date: May 30, 2012
About: Join HealthLeaders Media and host Kaiser Permanente for a live and simulcast three-hour leadership event on how to use the foundations of team medicine, population health management, and actionable data to create your own vision of integration. Access our FREE event case study now, then register for the exclusive companion event. >>>

From HealthLeaders Magazine


ACO Blueprints: Options in Accountability

As the healthcare industry moves away from a transaction-based system, leading organizations are exploring accountable care models of various types. >>>


Aetna Building National ACO Network


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