This Week in Healthcare: May 10th, 2013

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May 10th, 2013
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Tips for a Safer Hospital Stay

Although hospital systems and providers have good intentions, mistakes do happen. Being an informed, prepared patient is the best defense against possible hospital errors.

Report: U.S. Healthcare System Can Save $560B in Public, Private Reforms

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Care Cost Containment Initiative reports better prioritized healthcare quality and incentivized states could lead to $560 billion in savings.  In their report, “A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment”, they offer 4 key recommendations critical to transforming the US Healthcare system.

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Health IT

AHIMA: EHRs Can Lead to Better Coding, More Accurate Reimbursement

Private payers are advancing the use of telemedicine technology

Inefficient health IT costs hospitals $8.3 billion a year

Healthx Wireless Monitoring for High-Risk Patients Reduces Costly ER Visits and Readmissions

Infographic: Doctors Prescribing More Mobile health Apps


Health Costs

Another Reason Why Accurate Comparison of Health System Costs in Different Countries Is Difficult

State Spending On Consumer Assistance Could Impact marketplace enrollment

Integrated care, payment reform could save $300 billion in a decade: Brookings report

Fraud recoveries on the rise

U.S. spending on medicines fell for first time in 2012

Most Expensive Medicare Charges


Healthcare Reform

Retail clinics answering demand for access and affordability. Improved outcomes?

Gauging the Accountable Care Readiness of Your Practice

The HHS announce their simplified application for healthcare

Understanding The Reasons For Premium Changes Under The ACA

U.S. says it's on track to make health exchanges work



Nurses Answer the Call to Expand Access to Care

Should primary care limit its scope of work?

Doctors' Diagnostic Errors Are Often Not Mentioned But Can Take A Serious Toll

5 critical elements of patient-centric care

Infographic: What does it take to be a doc?


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