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Say So Long to PCs in Hospitals

Scott Mace

The personal computer has done a lot of good for clinicians in hospital settings, but its days are numbered. Zero-client terminals are quieter, safer, and cheaper to buy and to maintain. >>>


Editor's Picks

Using Data Analytics for Better Financial Outcomes

To make the best use of the massive amounts of data being collected by hospitals and health systems, CFOs are turning to powerful analytics tools to find revenue cycle efficiencies and other cost savings. >>>

Google Glass Medical Pioneers Balance Technology and Marketing

Some early adopters in the surgical suite are pushing ahead with efforts to capitalize on the promise of Google's revolutionary hands-free tool. >>>

Tweet Smears Hospital's Discharge Incentive Campaign

A tweet decrying a Baltimore hospital's effort to speed patient discharges implied that patient safety was being put at risk. How much damage was done to the hospital's reputation remains to be seen. >>>

Lawmakers Seek 'PAC' Reform

Two Congressional committees are exploring the notion of post-acute care reform which may require further development of quality measures and refinement of assessment tools. >>>

Aetna Targets Readmissions With Pharmacy Pilot

Aetna members considered to be at high or moderate risk for hospital readmission within 30 days of discharge will receive support from a pharmacist in the form of in-home medication reviews or telephone consultations. >>>

Large Employers View HIX as Viable

Survey data released by a national business group of large employers shows that while they do not have active plans to make a shift, members view the exchanges as a cost-effective option for certain population groups. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions

If two-thirds of healthcare leaders claim a "great deal of experience" with clinical quality and patient safety metrics, why are so many having difficulty turning that data into meaningful improvements? This report uncovers the technological and cultural barriers hampering clinical quality improvements and provides practical, proven recommendations to help overcome them. Purchase Today >>>

News Headlines

We need a Moore's Law for medicine

MIT Technology Review, September 3, 2013

More questions surface about closed West Side hospital

The Chicago Tribune, September 3, 2013

Ohio hospital denies negligence in transplant case / Associated Press, August 30, 2013

US agency investigating medical supply contracts

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 30, 2013

Private equity's hospitals: A business model for the Obamacare era?

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 29, 2013

Can an expanded army of seniors stem Medicare fraud?

Reuters, August 29, 2013

MN economist sees payoff from effort to curb health care costs

Star Tribune / Associated Press, August 29, 2013

Some hospitals at risk for electronic record penalties

Reuters, August 28, 2013

Sutter EHR crashed Monday

Sacramento Business Journal, August 28, 2013

More stroke patients now get clot-busting drug

NPR, August 28, 2013

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Webcast: Metrics and Marketing—Proving Value in Healthcare Marketing

Date: September 25, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET Join marketing veterans from Capella Healthcare and Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock to learn how to implement and measure marketing efforts under common resource challenges found at small to midsize hospitals and health systems. Register Today >>>

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New Approaches to Patient Experience

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