A study designed to assess the effect of disrupted sleep on surgeons finds that surgical complications did not increase when surgeons who operated on emergency cases during the midnight to 7 AM shift operated on scheduled patients later in the day. >>>
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. >>>
ECRI Institute collects data on adverse events and near misses and releases an annual report on the top technology dangers in healthcare. >>>
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? >>>
A stakeholder-led initiative presents best practices intended to provide guidance to provider organizations for discussing insurance coverage and financial responsibility for co-pays and deductibles with patients. >>>
The Healthcare Association of New York State studies 10 of the most well-known report cards that attempt to quantify hospital performance—including those from the Leapfrog Group, Healthgrades, and U.S. News and World Report—and ranks them. >>>
Many hospitals and health systems are paying for prior acts malpractice insurance as a way of attracting physicians, but how are they absorbing that expense once they've committed to it? >>>
Date: November 19, 2013, 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Learn how specialists and specialty services are reaching outside hospital and clinic walls to engage patients via the Internet, and how telemedicine innovators are overcoming challenges such as billing, scheduling and contractual agreements. Telemedicine pioneers share strategies proven to bridge access gaps, improve patient experience, and streamline care through new mobile technologies.
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News & Observer / Associated Press, November 6, 2013
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InformationWeek, November 5, 2013
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