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Farzad Mostashari Looks Back as He Steps Down

Scott Mace

The departing National Coordinator for Health IT reflects on the effect of the sequester, says meaningful use Stage 2 is a done deal, and lauds the free market for EHRs. >>>


Editor's Picks

South Carolina Blues Embrace Telemedicine

Physicians and nurse practitioners will conduct tele-consultations for high-risk pregnancies, strokes, and mental health, with an emphasis on rural areas and small towns. >>>

The Business Case for Virtual Urgent Care

A telemedicine service priced at only $35 a visit creates a new access point for patients and averts ED visits. >>>

UDI Rule for Medical Devices Finally Issued

Hospital groups complain about the delay in rule-setting, the long implementation timetable for the unique device identifier rule, and a new database. >>>

Hospitals in Show-Me State Play the Shame Card

In an attempt to illustrate the impact of losing federal Medicaid funding, the Missouri Hospital Association is using data linking the effects of poverty, poor health, and life expectancy in the state and making comparisons to rates in Third World countries. >>>

How to Make Small Marketing Budgets Count

Organizations that believe marketing campaigns must boil down to ROI may be missing important qualitative data that could help inform leaders. Hearing from real people is invaluable, and inexpensive. >>>

Post-Discharge Efficiency Incentives May Come with Consequences

Beyond preventing readmissions and improving discharge planning, how can hospitals control which pre- and post-discharge services are delivered? If hospitals don't get it right, this could spell trouble for patients not covered by Medicare. >>>

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News Headlines

US FDA issues final rules on mobile medical apps

Reuters, September 24, 2013

Device prices plunge as hospitals pay less to fix hearts

Bloomberg, September 24, 2013

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

The Washington Post / Associated Press, September 24, 2013

Opinion: Healthcare costs are driven by technology, not presidents

Bloomberg, September 23, 2013

First glimpses of a new healthcare world

Fortune, September 23, 2013

Opinion: EHRs are not a 'digital menace'

InformationWeek, September 20, 2013

Hartford HealthCare, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center form alliance

Hartford Courant, September 19, 2013

When smartphones do a doctor's job

MIT Technology Review, September 19, 2013

Patients seek more online access to medical records

InformationWeek, September 18, 2013

Doc financial interest may influence MRI referrals

The Baltimore Sun / Reuters, September 18, 2013

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