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As health system complexities rise, a new industry emerges

If you want to learn about the complexities of the modern healthcare delivery system, there's no better person to ask than a physician. Their familiarity with the bureaucracy and tough patient choices associated with medical care is driving many out of clinical practice....

source: By Pamela Lewis Dolan
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When prices for surgery and other medical procedures rise above what a patient can afford, they may find a cheaper deal online — but some physicians are critical of the practice.

source: FierceHealthIT

The Obama administration told the Supreme Court two years ago that without a requirement to buy insurance, the uninsured will wait to insure until they get sick. But guess what?

source: Forbes

Larger academic medical centers in urban areas are more likely to boast higher EMRAM scores, the report says, but HIMSS is quick to point out that the results don’t point to a causal relationship.

source: EHR Intelligence

Are you worried that ICD-10's granularity will take a hefty toll on productivity? Then you're not alone. One of the major issues with ICD-10 implementation is the concern that the increased specificity will create more work for medical practices and damage productivity.

source: Government Health IT

Hospitals that have higher levels of EHR adoption and health IT use are more likely to produce better quality care with lower mortality rates, says a new report from HIMSS Analytics. Organizations that scored higher on the HIMSS EMRAM adoption scale were better able to...

source: EHR Intelligence

Chinese hackers stole social security numbers, names and addresses from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems Inc., the second-biggest for-profit U.S. hospital chain, according to the company.

source: Bloomberg


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