This Week in Healthcare: February 22nd, 2013

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February 22nd, 2013
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3 Strategies for Reducing Administrative Waste in Healthcare

Administrative expenses in the US healthcare system are responsible for nearly one-third of all healthcare spending.  According to estimates, reducing complexity and standardizing administrative functions could save approximately $26 billion.

The administrative expense of the healthcare system is enormous and highly wasteful. Processes are fragmented, intensely manual, complex and error-prone. Complexities and inefficiencies in administrative functions can be directly linked to higher healthcare costs and can even impact the quality of care delivered to patients.

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Health IT

HealthTap Puts a Doctor On Your Smartphone, Helps You Find a Good One to See In Person

Telemonitoring can save a net of $8,155 per patient according to The Commonwealth Fund

Top 10 Tech Trends: The Urge to Merge

Big Data in Healthcare: Technology May Replace Up to 80% of What Doctors Do

Discharge Roadmap wins early GE Hospital Quest challenge

Establishing a Physician's Online Presence

Usability is the future of EHRs

Web-based monitoring of newborns cuts ED visits, costs

HIPAA hampers text messages for health

Apple curates HCP iPhone and iPad apps


Healthcare Reform

5 ways to adapt to an evolving healthcare workforce

Popularity of 'Walk-In' Retail Health Clinics

Some governors that didn't want to expand Medicaid under HCR are changing their minds

Map showing State-by-State decision on exchanges

How IPAB Could Save Healthcare From Itself, But Only If We Get It Right

Florida’s Governor Changes Course, Announces Plan to Expand Medicaid under the ACA

Med Schools should admit those who want Primary Care since 68% premed students want to be specialists


Healthcare Costs

3 Fixes to boost healthcare clinical and financial bottom lines

Health Insurance Tax Can Make Health Care More Expensive

Study: 1 in 3 plans exceed ACA out-of-pocket limits

Can you really choose a hospital only based on best price?

CMS reports Medicare savings with DME program



More beds linked to more hospitalizations

10 reasons why I love Medicare as a physician

Four tips to implementing a health and wellness program

ACEP finally participating in choosing wisely

Medical specialty societies expand assault on unnecessary procedures

U.S. funds 25 states to test new Medicaid models


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