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Government Walks Fine Line on HIT Regulation

Scott Mace

Amidst evidence that EHR adoption is causing increasing costs to Medicare, questions about whether there is too much government regulation of healthcare IT, or too little, abound. >>>


Editor's Picks

Countdown to ICD-10 is On

The Department of Health and Human Services decision to delay the compliance date for ICD-10 to October 1, 2014 was based on knowledge that significant numbers of healthcare organizations would not meet the original deadline. Don't expect another delay. >>>

Mandatory Use of CPOE Prevents Blood Clots

Researchers find that the compulsory use of a computerized physician order entry system resulted in a 36% relative risk reduction in venous thromboembolism events and an 83% relative risk reduction in preventable harm in trauma patients. >>>

U.S. Trails in Adopting Value-based Healthcare

Of 12 countries evaluated, Sweden is the most advanced at implementing approaches to better controlling healthcare costs by improving outcomes while maintaining or lowering cost, says a study. The high costs and fragmented nature of the U.S. healthcare system are cited as reasons why it lags. >>>

CEOs Reveal Waste-Zapping Strategies

In a peer-to-peer exchange setting, a select group of healthcare chief executives discusses the hard work—and strategic necessity—of detail and discipline in any cost reduction strategy. >>>

Dive into Bundled Payments or Wait?

Bundled payments may be the reimbursement model of the future, but many healthcare CFOs are waiting on the sidelines. A bundled payment trial by 21st Century Oncology and Humana for radiation therapy could show the way. >>>

LIVE Webcast

Reboot for ICD-10—Training and Operational Readiness Checklist for 2013

Date: Oct. 22, 2012, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


Learn planning strategies and training solutions from coding experts at UnitedHealth Group and other organizations to assess your readiness, create a transition process, and to move toward compliance while meeting risk and cost constraints.


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News Headlines

UPMC invests $100M in big data

InformationWeek, October 16, 2012

The doctor can see you now. Really, right now.

The New York Times, October 16, 2012

At CDC, scientists fight to halt a deadly outbreak

The Boston Globe / Associated Press, October 15, 2012

Memorial works on efficiency to improve care, avoid health-reform penalties

The State Journal Register, October 15, 2012

Supercomputer speeds up cancer analysis

InformationWeek, October 15, 2012

MN estimates HIE costs at $40M

Minnesota Public Radio, October 11, 2012

Patients gain when hospitals work together on infection control

U.S. News & World Report, October 10, 2012

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