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Beware Social Media's Pitfalls

Scott Mace

Clinicians and patients, speaking in their authentic voices on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube can trump formulaic marketing materials. But the need to employ a metric ton of common sense and discretion is greater than ever. >>>


Editor's Picks

As HIX Deadline Looms, States and Feds Scramble

State plans for their proposed health insurance exchanges are due next week, but not all will meet the deadline. The federal government will operate exchanges for states that cannot or will not, but its capability to do so are not entirely clear. >>>

Better Practice Efficiency Comes with Automation

When it comes to physician documentation of professional charge information for reimbursement, high physician adoption of automated processes remains elusive for many practices. >>>

Top 10 Healthcare IT Hazards

Alarm hazards and patient data mismatches in electronic health records systems are prominent on the ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report for 2013. >>>

How Hospitals Engage Seniors Online

Online vehicles for reaching patients aren't limited to young adults. More than half of Americans aged 65 and older use the Internet or email. Here's how three hospitals have set up websites dedicated for seniors. >>>

Better Patient Flow Boosts Physicians Group Revenue by $3.5M

By taking a page from Toyota Motor Group, FedEx, and the manufacturing world, the largest primary care physician group in Massachusetts is yielding a net gain of $1.75 million per year, after a gain in the first year of $3.5 million. >>>

Recovery Audits Targeted by House Bill, AHA Suit

A bill in the US House and a lawsuit brought by the American Hospital Association and four members signal deep discontent with the financial structure of Medicare audits under current policy. >>>

The Election Is Over, But Not the Shouting

Monumental tasks lie ahead for those in healthcare. Most pressing is the "fiscal cliff," which healthcare executives expect to squeeze reimbursements even more. >>>

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News Headlines

Hospitals say health reform work still on track

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 13, 2012

Medicare electronic submissions system makes slow start

InformationWeek, November 13, 2012

Hospitals use patient data to target ads

The Columbus Dispatch, November 13, 2012

How hospitals are using palm readers

The New York Times, November 12, 2012

States must play catch-up on health overhaul

Treasury & Risk / Bloomberg, November 9, 2012

NYC's ongoing blackout: hospitals in lower Manhattan

Pro Publica, November 9, 2012

Detroit Medical Center CEO's e-mail to employees

Detroit Free Press, November 9, 2012

What election means for healthcare access

The Atlantic, November 7, 2012

National health information exchange: Why the delay?

InformationWeek, November 7, 2012

EHRs push private practice docs out of business

InformationWeek, November 7, 2012

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