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HL7 Interface Documentation: 6 Questions Hospital CIOs and IT Directors Should Be Asking Vendors

ShahidShah - Jan 12, 2011

   With healthcare IT integration tasks finally taking off because of Meaningful Use and other care collaboration requirements, HL7 interfaces will become even more important. After being…

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Health care and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DavidEWilliams - Jan 17, 2011

When Medicare came into law in the mid-1960s one of its accomplishments was to outlaw racial segregation in hospitals. Thanks to the federal government’s leverage as a…

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The Incidence Of Kidney Failure Due To Diabetes Is Down – But We Should Not Be Pleased

StephenSchimpff - Jan 17, 2011

Diabetes mellitus is the most common cause of kidney failure that progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD,) meaning that the person requires dialysis or kidney transplant.…

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Can the media handle the health care news?

DavidEWilliams - Jan 20, 2011

I enjoy reading Drew Altman’s Pulling It Together column, an easy that usually contains something of interest. Yesterday’s piece (Repeal) was a straightforward summary of the issues…

Business
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Pay-for-Performance: An Overview

JasonShafrin - Jan 20, 2011

Pay-for-performance schemes have been attracting much attention of late. A RWJF policy paper from 2007 provides a nice overview of various P4P design considerations. Below, I summarize…

Europe and Asia/Pacific to widely differ in future obesity
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Europe and Asia/Pacific to widely differ in future obesity

PatrickDriscoll - Jan 26, 2011

While it is universally true that the incidence and prevalence of obesity is increasing steadily, it is not nearly as true that the rate of growth is…

Public Health
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Trends in Teen Communication and Social Media Use

KatherineMalbon - Feb 03, 2011

   I've been really thinking hard about 'what technologies are our patients really using?' Having recently presented at the Business Development Institute, all the talk was about the…

Health Reform
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SCOTUS to Hear Case Involving Governor’s Proposal to Cut Payments for Providers to California’s Medicaid Patients

MichaelDouglas1 - Feb 07, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and others who provide services to California Medi-Cal recipients can have their payments cut by the state.…

Hospital Administration
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Global Surgical Securement Market Size and Growth by Region, 2010-2015

PatrickDriscoll - Feb 07, 2011

The global market for wound closure and securement products is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.7% over the next five years. The market…

Obesity Devices Gain From Drug Woes
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Obesity Devices Gain From Drug Woes

PatrickDriscoll - Feb 08, 2011

It is a repeated theme in the history of medtech development.  Drugs represent an alluring treatment alternative, since the option to swallow a pill to deal with…

Business
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More Evidence that Medical Malpractice Reform Wouldn’t Stop Excessive Testing

DavidEWilliams - Feb 08, 2011

As discussed recently (Let’s not forget patient safety in med mal reform) I don’t buy the idea that excessive testing is mainly attributable to “defensive medicine,” i.e.,…

Diagnostics
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Protocol Medicine – It Is Time For Doctors To Recognize Their Value

StephenSchimpff - Feb 09, 2011

We hear that doctors do not like “protocol medicine” – they do not want to follow a “cookbook” when every patient is different. It is not a…

Hospital Administration
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Concentra’s Dr. Tom Fogarty on urgent care (transcript)

DavidEWilliams - Feb 10, 2011

This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Concentra Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tom Fogarty. David Williams: This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners…

Policy & Law
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Klein: Decision on Individual Mandate Could Come Down to Kennedy

MichaelDouglas1 - Feb 10, 2011

Prognostications and general predictions aside, the often polarized nature of the SCOTUS lends itself to easy expectations of the high court’s decisions on many key issues. Hot…

Policy & Law
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CMS Chief Answers to Congress, Provides Few Details on Reform’s Early Progress

MichaelDouglas1 - Feb 11, 2011

The first opportunity for the House to fire questions at Obama recess appointee (to CMS head) Donald Berwick, MD took place yesterday. Berwick took the time to…

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How PPACA fixes some of the problems of Part D

DavidEWilliams - Feb 13, 2011

One of the most infuriating and hypocritical elements of the GOP’s attack on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is the complaint about its cost.…

Medical Devices
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DaVinci Surgical Robot Does a Roadshow At An Orange County Mall

BarbaraDuck - Feb 13, 2011

I happened to stumble on to this today as the daVinci Robot was being packed up after the presentation I happened to stumble on to this today…

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Health in a Networked Life

thielst - Feb 14, 2011

Markle identified some interesting social and cultural findings in their survey Health in a Networked Life.  They include: Markle identified some interesting social and cultural findings in their survey Health…

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Estimating Lifetime or Episode-of-Illness Costs Under Censoring

JasonShafrin - Feb 14, 2011

How can you estimate an individual’s total lifetime cost of medical care?  For people who die in your sample, this is simple.  In most data sets, however,…

Health Reform
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The Department of Health and Human Services Makes Effort to Increase PCIP Rolls

MichaelDouglas1 - Feb 14, 2011

By the close of 2010, the Obama administration had hoped that roughly 375000 healthcare consumers would take advantage of the national high-risk insurance pool, known as the…