This Week in Healthcare: April 26th, 2013

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April 26th, 2013
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Greater Patient Engagement for Lower Costs

Patient engagement improves health outcomes and care coordination while reducing cost of care. Patients actively engaged in their healthcare receive higher quality of care, experience better health outcomes and are responsible for less health costs in the long run.

2013 Medical Cost Trend: Growth Deflators

[VIDEO]: Medical Cost Trend rose only 7% in 2011 and 7.5% in 2012, considerably slow growth over the past few years. PwC Health Research Institute projects medical costs will increase about 7.5% for 2013, the fourth year in a row of relatively flat growth.

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Health IT

The Digital Health Diagnosis Infographic

Big data to assess CMS quality measures

The role of remote patient monitoring in mobile health

6 ways IT helps meet meaningful use

Unseen and online: What are the limits for patient care?

CMS: More Than 85 Percent of Hospitals are Participating in Meaningful Use Incentive Programs


Health Costs

Vermont becomes first to propose insurance exchange rates

Michigan's Priority Health will publish comparative healthcare costs

Hospitals profit from complications

A Pair of Hospitals Facing Lawsuits for Breaches


Healthcare Reform

Health reformers should learn from doctor-owned hospitals

Individual Health Insurance Marketplaces: Q&As for Brokers

 US HHS Secretary Sebelius assures HIX will open on time

4 HIX elements states should consider now

Employer interest in private HIX high in Indiana

ACO Here, ACO There, ACO, ACO Everywhere & Vendor Response

With Time Running Out, Florida Medicaid Expansion Is In Doubt



An Indecent Proposal That Just Might Solve the Primary Care Crisis: Meet the 35 Hour Work Week

HHS creates workgroup to focus on patient safety

Publicly-reported data leads to quality

Patient Safety is Inseparable from Patient Engagement

PCORI to fund national patient-powered research networks

Humanity Through Tech: New Models of Primary Care

Are hospitals prepared for ICD10? This study finds many aren't


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