Most healthcare providers are just in the early stages of forming a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging strategy that will handle everything from radiology DICOM images to photos, pathology slides, and ophthalmology images. >>>
The Department of Health & Human Services innovation grants aim to enable states to test multi-payer payment models and reduce healthcare costs. >>>
Reducing the number of early elective deliveries to target rates could save an estimated $1 billion in healthcare costs annually, says Leapfrog Group president Leah Binder. >>>
Hospitals whose local governments subsidize treatment of the uninsured, and whose states have declined to create their own insurance exchanges, should look into the Medicaid waiver granted to Cleveland's MetroHealth through a CMS demonstration project. >>>
With 40% of rural facilities already operating at a loss, a 2% cut about to be triggered by unchecked legislation "is incredibly challenging," says an official at the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute. >>>
Bariatric surgery patients have lower costs for medication and physician's office visits up to six years later, but those savings are offset by more hospitalizations and hospital costs, health economists say. >>>
For the third consecutive year, healthcare leaders view the industry as being on the wrong track, according to the 2013 HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey. A possible solution is value-based purchasing—64% consider it their organization's greatest opportunity. >>>
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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