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3 Tech Things That Irk Me

Scott Mace

Destructive APIs, a lack of interoperability standards—and their glacial pace—and Twitter are a few of the tech irritants on Scott Mace's mind this week. >>>


Editor's Picks

ECRI Announces Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards

ECRI Institute collects data on adverse events and near misses and releases an annual report on the top technology dangers in healthcare. >>>

3 in 4 Patients Want E-mail Consultations

Patient demand for e-mail consultations with physicians is high, but willingness to pay is low. Physicians practices are finding they can accommodate the preference for e-mail by identifying suitable billing strategies. >>>

Intermountain Generating Population Health Data, Revenue

The second healthcare toolset Deloitte and Intermountain have launched this year applies treatment and outcomes across an entire population of patients, and is able to focus on specific therapeutic areas. Licensing the data is a revenue stream. >>>

Physician-Patient Engagement Model Is Wide Open

Whether using simple techniques or complex technologies, physicians must consider a patient's social needs in order to engage them and elevate care, say panelists at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium. >>>

Reduced Readmissions—In a Bottle?

Healthcare organizations can lower readmissions and improve patient care significantly through a simple move that doesn't involve fancy data systems or expensive care coordinators, according to new research. If your organization doesn't use an oral nutritional supplement protocol, why not? >>>

Should You Keep Sales Reps Out of the OR?

The non-profit ECRI Institute suggests that "hospitals should be diligent about the presence of anyone who isn't a staff member in the OR because of potential risk management concerns." >>>

Slideshow: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

Population health management presents many challenges, particularly with data and data analytics and pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. This Intelligence Report from HealthLeaders Media shows that mastery of data analytics and shared risks across the care continuum can drive a winning population health management program. >>>

Intelligence Report

Intelligence Report: Population Health Management—Steps to Risk Sharing and Data Analytics

This report explores how better collaboration and mastery of data analytics can help you build a successful integrated and collaborative network for population health management. Includes actionable recommendations, key takeaways, and case studies from Geisinger Health System, Lancaster General Health, and the Jefferson School of Population Health. Purchase Today >>>

News Headlines

HHS: Expect more outages at

The Hill, November 5, 2013

21% of Obamacare visitors have enrolled

InformationWeek, November 5, 2013

Mobile health tech could reduce doctor visits

InformationWeek, November 5, 2013

Project aims to tame flood of hospital ICU data

News & Observer / Associated Press, November 4, 2013 and the inevitably digital future of American governance

The Atlantic / Reuters, November 4, 2013 How political fear was pitted against technical needs

The Washington Post, November 4, 2013

One-third of doctors exchange clinical summaries

InformationWeek, November 1, 2013

Vendor's server problem knocked down health website

USA Today, October 31, 2013

Memo raised security concerns about healthcare website / Associated Press, October 31, 2013

Doctors use euphemism for $2.4 billion in needless stents

Bloomberg, October 30, 2013

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Webcast: Telemedicine—A Strategic Tool to Grow Revenue and Drive Efficiency

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From HealthLeaders Magazine

The Benefits (and Costs) of Consolidation

The recent level of M&A and affiliation activity in healthcare has been stunning, but to some leaders, it's nothing compared to what's coming over the next decade. >>>


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