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Connected Health Advocate Seeks Wider Audience

Scott Mace

The founder of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare launches a start-up project on the side—a social media-driven online support group with tools for "everyday folks" to be more active. >>>


Editor's Picks

Few States Choose to Operate Health Insurance Exchanges

The federal government is scrambling to ensure that every state has an exchange ready to launch by October. So far, fewer than 10 states have opted to partner with the feds and fewer than 20 have opted to build their own HIEs. >>>

Coding Issues Land Life-Saving Doc Behind Bars

An Illinois physician, convicted of making false statements in connection with surgical codes, is serving a 10-month prison term. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says the federal case against him is having a "chilling effect" on doctors nationwide. >>>

Revenue Can't Fix Bad Metrics; Only Strategy Can

A declining macro environment suggests that organizations in financial straits are likely to stay there. Rising revenues won't save them—they may need a strategy revamp. >>>

NCQA Issues First ACO Accreditations

The National Committee of Quality Assurance evaluates accountable care organizations on the basis of 65 elements including whether they have sufficient specialists and primary care providers. >>>

Business Roundup: HMA Finalizes Deal with Bayfront Health

Hospitals in Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire have announced deals to partner, collaborate, or merge in recent days. The biggest monetary deal comes from Cardinal Health in Ohio, which intends to acquire AssuraMed for more than $2 billion. >>>

Q&A with WellPoint's Next CEO, Joe Swedish

In an interview, outgoing Trinity Health CEO Joe Swedish discusses the challenges he will take on next month when he becomes head of the nation's second-largest health insurance company. >>>

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Recruiting and Retaining Physicians for the Post-Reform Era

Date: March 22, 2013, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Metro Health System and the National Association of Physician Recruiters share benchmark data and best practices to create the "right fit" for your organization when it comes to physician recruiting in the post-reform era.

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News Headlines

Feds will run most Obamacare exchanges

The Washington Post, February 19, 2013

Hundreds sue KY hospital over heart procedures

USA Today / The Courier-Journal, February 19, 2013

Express Scripts 4Q profit jumps 74 percent

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 19, 2013

US official touts health insurance markets, lawmakers leery

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, February 15, 2013

EMRs probed for over-billing

The Center For Public Integrity, February 15, 2013

Docs push back against health IT's workflow demands

InformationWeek, February 15, 2013

Hospital translators at the push of a button

The Olympian, February 15, 2013

Report: Fake drugs pose threat to US

The Hill, February 14, 2013

Does health IT safety need new regulatory body?

InformationWeek, February 14, 2013

Personal note from ER doc written after woman's death goes viral

Yahoo! News, February 13, 2013

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Tablets and the Influence of Connective Technology

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