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ED Physician Executive Slams EHRs

Scott Mace

Electronic medical records "are not effective communications tools—not effective at all," says a self-avowed technology optimist who holds a dim view of current EHR capabilities, but has hope for better systems. >>>


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Telemedicine Emerging as Rural ICU Solution

While the high startup costs associated with telemedicine programs have presented a barrier to many rural hospitals, data suggests they contribute to lower costs and lower mortality rates >>>

CEO on Safety Net's Turnaround: 'Never Waste a Crisis'

When healthcare outsider Carlos Migoya took over as CEO of one of the most dysfunctional public hospital systems in the nation, Miami's Jackson Health had lost hundreds of millions of dollars and was on the cusp of being sold to a for-profit chain. Three years later, things are very different. >>>

Hospital CFOs Don't Share Wall Street's Optimism About PPACA

Financial analysts at some of Wall Street's top firms are bullish on the healthcare industry's prospects as a result of changes brought by healthcare reform. The CFO's I've been talking to over the past year don't see things the same way. >>>

Frozen Out of HIX, NH Hospitals Feel Burned

New Hampshire hospital leaders are crying foul over being squeezed out of the single health insurance exchange plan available in the state. Anthem says offering a 'select network of providers' will offset premium increases. >>>

How One Health System Simplified a Complex Marketing Message

A health system takes on the challenge of educating healthcare consumers about its pediatric hospitalist services while simultaneously promoting a new affiliation with a specialty hospital. >>>

HL20: Larry Rhodes, MD—Passion for Healthcare in the Mountain State

Trained in gritty urban centers, Larry Rhodes, MD, is working to expand pediatric care and bolster telemedicine programs in his home state through his leadership role at West Virginia University's School of Medicine and his volunteer activities. >>>

News Headlines

Feds barking up wrong tree on EHR fraud?

InformationWeek, January 28, 2014

Seattle medical startup focuses on Google Glass for emergency rooms, January 28, 2014

MN hospitals report fewer preventable mistakes

Star Tribune, January 24, 2014

Court hands victory to Obamacare navigators

The Hill, January 24, 2014

Physician EHR adoption leaps 21% in 2013

InformationWeek, January 23, 2014

Boston Medical Center is ahead of the curve on alarm fatigue

Boston Magazine, January 23, 2014

Newly insured Americans don't understand basic healthcare terms

The Atlantic, January 23, 2014

Anthem exec: Data-sharing will trump hospital mergers

Milwaukee Business Journal, January 22, 2014

Why aren't doctors more tech-savvy?

The Atlantic, January 22, 2014

MA launches a grand experiment: Pricing healthcare

WBUR CommonHealth, January 22, 2014

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