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Disconnected Health Data 'Beyond Absurd,' Says Innovator and Patient

Scott Mace

Health data from medical devices and electronic health records remains frustratingly siloed beyond the reach of individuals and analytical tools. Anna McCollister-Slipp, co-founder of a real-time analytics platform, is working to change that. >>>


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Despite EHR, Patient ID Problems Persist

If you think that moving to electronic health records will eliminate mistaken identity in healthcare, you are mistaken. >>>

'Perverse Incentives' Perpetuate Use of Disproven Medical Treatments

In what researchers are calling "the largest and most comprehensive study of medical (finding) reversal," they identify 146 medical practices that have been refuted by subsequent studies, but which continue to be used by providers. >>>

Physicians Brace for Drug, Device 'Transparency'

Doctors groups are alerting members to be prepared to respond to public disclosures as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers begin tracking and reporting their financial interactions with physicians. >>>

Hospital HIE Use Up 41%, ONC Says

Six in 10 hospitals routinely swapped electronic health information with healthcare providers and health systems beyond their walls in 2012, says a study from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. >>>

4 Reasons to Ban Social Media in Your Hospital

If you are in an executive position at a hospital or healthcare system, consider blocking access to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. There's no better way to let the world know that you neither trust your employees, nor promote knowledge sharing. >>>

Community Health Systems Chief Talks HMA Merger

On an earnings call, the chief executive officer of CHS offers details on the forthcoming merger with Health Management Associates. Described as a "revenue opportunity," the deal will form the largest for-profit hospital system in the U.S. >>>

VRE Infection Control Needs Regional Strategy

Hospitals can't expect to control or prevent outbreaks of infections such as vancomycin-resistant enterococcus without sharing data and coordinating with other regional providers, a Johns Hopkins researcher says. >>>

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News Headlines

Physician Payments Sunshine Act goes into effect without initial concerns

Kaiser Health News, August 6, 2013

Why the private sector lags VA in telehealth

InformationWeek, August 6, 2013

Informatics helps doctors unlock medical mysteries in mounds of data

Star Tribune, August 6, 2013

In need of a new hip, but priced out of the US

The New York Times, August 5, 2013

Contractors hoping to win work marketing healthcare options

The Washington Post, August 5, 2013

Remote patient monitoring: 9 promising technologies

InformationWeek, August 2, 2013

Doctor profile data exchange in works

InformationWeek, August 1, 2013

Health exchange bracing for rough launch in CT

Hartford Courant, August 1, 2013

NC makes move to improve health cost transparency

Charlotte Business Journal, July 31, 2013

US proposes annual lung cancer screening for those at high risk

Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2013

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