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Why Hospitals, Doctors Trail the HIT Revolution

Scott Mace

Chris Wasden, a managing director and innovation practice leader at PwC, is convinced that the current healthcare IT revolution will happen last at hospitals and in doctors' offices. In an interview, he explains why. >>>


Editor's Picks

10 Technologies Hospital Leaders Should be Watching

In its annual list, the ECRI Institute identifies 10 health information technologies it says bear consideration by healthcare leaders—with caveats. Among them are full-scale angiography systems, PET/MR scanners, and lung cancer screenings. >>>

Hospitals Rethink the Service Line

While general surgery, cardiovascular care, and orthopedics still head the list of service lines with strong positive margins, more areas of specialization are popping up and providers of all sizes are reviewing their service lines. >>>

What is Fair Payment for Outpatient Care?

A senior finance executive explains how he hopes to help minimize the "natural conflict that exists between the forward-looking technology companies and process innovators and the retroactive-looking team at CMS." >>>

EHRs Rush in Where Doctors Fear to Tread

While the healthcare industry scrambles to equip providers with interoperable electronic health record systems, what can be done to counter the very real reasons many physicians are technology-resistant? >>>

How the Hospital Inspections Database Came to Life

It used to take weeks or months for a government response to requests for federal hospital inspection reports. A new online tool expands access to many of these documents, but it took years of advocacy and a lot of work to get the searchable database from CMS. >>>

Stop Ignoring Online Review and Rating Sites

About one-third of consumers would trust a random, faceless person posting on the Internet over a well-established brand. How well-equipped is your hospital to reap the maximum benefits of online reviews? >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Healthcare IT—Tackling Regulatory, Clinical, and Business Needs

In this comprehensive research report, learn how Peninsula Regional Medical Center created a robust IT infrastructure to help clinical teams identify patient problems earlier.

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News Headlines

Salesmen in the robotic surgical suite

The New York Times, March 26, 2013

Allscripts Healthcare ends NYC Health & Hospitals suit

Bloomberg News, March 26, 2013

TN race for Medicaid: Dial fast and try, try again

The New York Times, March 25, 2013

Intuitive robosurgery training seen lacking in lawsuits

Bloomberg News, March 22, 2013

The face of future healthcare

The New York Times, March 22, 2013

SC lawmakers turn to technology to solve state health problems

The State, March 22, 2013

Doctors and their online reputations

The New York Times, March 22, 2013

Healthcare orgs go big for analytics

InformationWeek, March 20, 2013

Boulder hospital stymied by computer problems

Houston Chronicle / Associated Press, March 20, 2013

The doctor is in (well, logged in)

The New York Times, March 20, 2013

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