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Hospitals: Are We All Talking?

Elaine Waples Complications from my cancer sent me to the hospital again recently. The news that I was in trouble came unexpectedly from my oncologist’s office Thanksgiving eve, following a routine blood test. “Your liver numbers are out of whack.” … Continue reading

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Sustainable Health Care: Patients, Doctors and Hospital Executives See Different Futures

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn Posted 11/16/11 on Health Populi There is broad consensus among doctors, patients and health administrators that the current U.S. health system is broken and unsustainable; preventive services is under-utilized and -valued, quality is highly variable from region to region and patient … Continue reading

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Tire Kickers Need Not Apply – 8 First Impressions of the Medicare ACO Rule

Vince Kuraitis First published 4/1/11 on e-Care Management On March 31, CMS released the long-awaited “Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations” document (ACO Rule). Read the details here (strong suggestion: unless you’re working on your PhD in ACOs, start with … Continue reading

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PCAST – Is ONC Embracing Health Information Exchange from the Patient Perspective?

ADRIAN GROPPER Privacy has always dogged the quest for practical health information exchange. PCAST marks the second (after the Privacy & Security Tiger Team) real effort by ONC to get ahead of the privacy problem with technology that allows the patient … Continue reading

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