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New Rules on How Hospitals Collect Money

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Most hospitals will face new rules for how they collect money from patients under health reform, prompting some boards to reconsider how their facilities identify and help those who can't pay.
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Employers weigh health care costs, penalties - USA TODAY

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MiamiHerald.com Employers weigh health care costs, penalties USA TODAY While the Affordable Care Act will provide access to insurance for millions more Americans, it is not a law of equality for employers.


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Witness the ironies of penalties versus incentives with Obamacare in this article.  Are business owners confused by the fine print?

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The Office Nurse Now Treats Diabetes, Not Headaches

The Office Nurse Now Treats Diabetes, Not Headaches | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
As companies face rising insurance costs and an aging workforce, they're now using workplace clinics to address employees' long-term and expensive medical conditions. (On-site care clinics helping ERs to minimize sick days but at what cost?
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Toward a Common Format for Reporting Patient Safety Events

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Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s report, To Err is Human (Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 2000), hospitals have been increasingly concerned with adverse patient safety events.
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OPPS Proposed Rule Signifcantly Affects Coding

OPPS Proposed Rule Signifcantly Affects Coding | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it

Currently, hospitals report five different levels of E/M CPT® codes for new patient clinic visits, established patient clinic visits, and Type A ED visits, and HCPCS G-codes for...

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Primary Care Doctor Deficit: Shortage Getting Worst

Primary Care Doctor Deficit: Shortage Getting Worst | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it

Experts often call it the "invisible problem," because the shortage of doctors in the U.S. is not as conspicuous or talked about as much as home foreclosures or job losses. 

 

But, the growing scarcity — most specifically of primary care physicians, is clear for patients who sit for hours in waiting rooms, must drive long distances to a physician's office or simply can't find a doctor.

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Does Health IT Spending Generate ROI? -- InformationWeek

Does Health IT Spending Generate ROI? -- InformationWeek | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
Healthcare experts say calculating the benefits of health IT spending must be done differently than in other industries. (Does Health IT Spending Generate ROI?
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The "Health Design Challenge" -- Medical Records Winners and Showcase

The "Health Design Challenge" -- Medical Records Winners and Showcase | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
There are 315 million “patients” in America, and only 1 million physicians.
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Check-out these tech designs.   More than 200 teams participated in the Health Design Challenge, a competition to redesign patient medical records. Soon, 6 million VA patients will see the benefits.

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A healthcare innovator's guide to must-know tech terms for the next decade of medicine

A healthcare innovator's guide to must-know tech terms for the next decade of medicine | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
From artificial intelligence to natural language to processing to MEMS, here are some technologies that will change the future of healthcare.

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A must read for innovative health executives... 

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A must read : easy to grasp what could be the major innovations in the next  few years ! 

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New Rules on How Hospitals Collect Money

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Most hospitals will face new rules for how they collect money from patients under health reform, prompting some boards to reconsider how their facilities identify and help those who can't pay.
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6 Ways to Use RTLS / RFID to Automate and Ensure Patient Safety

6 Ways to Use RTLS / RFID to Automate and Ensure Patient Safety | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
Collecting and analyzing data with the same rigor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is one of the biggest challenges in continuing to improve patient safety plans and programs. Hospitals caregivers wor...
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More Men Join Nursing Field as Stigma Starts to Fade

More Men Join Nursing Field as Stigma Starts to Fade | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it

Ryan McFarland never let gender stereotypes stand in the way of his decision to become a nurse. He considers it "a manly job," a description he is happy to explain.

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Legislation Targets Medical Malpractice

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2010 Gallup poll found Georgians get more than 13 billion dollars worth of unnecessary medical tests every year.

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Solar-Powered Medical Airship Goes Where Other Emergency Vehicles Can’t

Solar-Powered Medical Airship Goes Where Other Emergency Vehicles Can’t | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it
Not long ago, the idea of building a solar-powered air-blimp to deliver things to remote places would have seemed a bit nuts. And, probably, it still is a bit nuts. But solar-driven air travel actually has credibility these days.
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Nursing Education Enrollment keeps Rising in 2012

Nursing Education Enrollment keeps Rising in 2012 | HealthExec Today | Scoop.it

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has released preliminary survey data showing that enrollment in all types of professional nursing programs increased from 2011 to 2012, including a 3.5% increase in entry-level BSN programs.

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