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Top 10 Takeaways From Silicon Valley Healthcare CEOs

Scott Mace

A meeting of the minds in California between Silicon Valley healthcare entrepreneurs and hospital executives at the HealthTech Conference 2012 highlighted the promises, pitfalls, and inflection point technology in healthcare has reached. >>>


Editor's Picks

Clinical Documentation for Higher Reimbursements

Hospitals and health systems must accurately define how sick their populations are—not only to take good care of patients, but also to be reimbursed correctly. Borgess Health uncovered more than $6 million in reimbursement by getting physicians to improve their documentation. >>>

Court Rulings Could Squelch Reports of Errors

Rulings by the Kentucky State Supreme Court may discourage healthcare providers from speaking up or collecting data about medical errors, say two hospital associations. >>>

Small Health Plans Sharpen Their IT Strategies

Some health plans with fewer than one million covered lives are just as focused as the big guys on provider connectivity, data and system interoperability, and consumer engagement. >>>

Bad CDC Data May Have Skewed Research

Some Centers for Disease Control data on emergency department visits is so marred by error, that it calls into question the veracity of "hundreds of papers," a researcher says >>>

Healthcare Collaboration Strategies Gaining Ground

In "collaboratories" designed to improve care for all patients, regardless of which health system renders care, providers learn what saves lives and lowers costs by being transparent about procedural sequences as well as results. >>>

Healthcare Reform Then, and Now

The 1990s' attempt at healthcare reform didn't work out too well for many hospitals and health systems because both patients and physicians rebelled against managed care and its blanket preauthorization rules. Will history repeat itself? >>>

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Cost Containment—Targeting Cuts, Enhancing Efficiency and Using IT

Healthcare leaders who have cut millions in costs reveal how to improve efficiency through process improvements and targeted cuts based on hard data. This original research and analysis, offers key insight from leading organizations, including new case studies from Beaumont Health System, Pocono Health System, and Southwest General Health Center.

News Headlines

Baptist, Vanderbilt to share cancer resources

The Commercial Appeal, October 30, 2012

Health IT holds key to better care integration

InformationWeek, October 30, 2012

UPMC constructing pneumatic tubes to link hospitals to new lab

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 29, 2012

FDA details contamination at pharmacy

The New York Times, October 29, 2012

Cyber crooks target healthcare for financial data

InformationWeek, October 26, 2012

McKesson plans to buy PSS World Medical for $1.62 billion

Bloomberg, October 26, 2012

Health companies sitting on cash may mean bigger deals

Bloomberg, October 26, 2012

Report: Medtronic helped draft, edit medical journal articles

Star Tribune, October 26, 2012

Feds take critical look at meaningful use payments

InformationWeek, October 25, 2012

Ex-hospital employee pleads guilty to stealing patient data

Orlando Sentinel, October 24, 2012

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Placing Your Bets

Value-based care is here and standing pat is not a viable option. Yet healthcare leaders face substantial risks for generations to come as they develop new businesses and clinical relationships to gain tighter control of the care continuum. >>>


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