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October 11, 2011 / Issue 40

In This Issue

arrowPredictive modeling: Using big data for big impact

arrowHHS Study: Disparities cloud health improvements in past decade

arrowHHS wants to give patients test results straight from lab

arrowICD-10: 3M unveils intelligent, comprehensive coding solution

arrowFreeing up space (and money) in the emergency room

arrowHealthcare-only app store announces 11 beta-testing partners

arrowCMS proposes improvements to Medicare

arrowMemorial Hermann launches innovative online scheduling tool


Featured Article

Predictive modeling: Using big data for big impact

Leveraging data and analytics that can assist in predicting the ability of a given program to impact an individual patientís outcomes provides the foundation for rethinking how to impact patient behavior.

By Bill Fox, JD, MA, senior director, Commercial Health Care, LexisNexis

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Delivery of Care

HHS Study: Disparities cloud health improvements in past decade

Minority and low-income groups continue to be less likely to have a regular source of healthcare when compared to the general population, despite efforts over the past decade to remedy the situation. This and other health disparities persist across race, ethnicity, income level and education, according to the final review of Healthy People 2010, which was released Oct. 6.

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Information Access

HHS wants to give patients test results straight from lab

Some physicians say the change could come at a cost, because the information would be delivered without the context of an explanation.

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Claims and Coding

ICD-10: 3M unveils intelligent, comprehensive coding solution

The 3M 360 Encompass System is the healthcare industryís first software application that connects and automates coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI) and performance monitoring in a single integrated workflow. The system aims to significantly reduce the time and resources needed to prepare physicians for ICD-10.

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ER Management

Freeing up space (and money) in the emergency room

A surefire way to cut healthcare costs is to steer frequent ER visitors to less costly care.

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Mobile Computing

Healthcare-only app store announces 11 beta-testing partners

Happtique, the first mobile app store developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, offers healthcare enterprises the ability to create individually branded, secure, multi-platform app stores that support employee and patient mobile technology use. First adopters come mainly from New York state and include: Mount Sinai Hospital, Beth Israel Medical Center and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center. The initial focus will be on Apple and Android platforms with support for Blackberry to follow.

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Medicare

CMS proposes improvements to Medicare

Updates include changes to Medicare Advantage, fraud prevention and streamlined claims filing.

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Patient Scheduling

Memorial Hermann launches innovative online scheduling tool

Southeast Texas-based Memorial Hermann has launched ScheduleNow, a free tool that enables patients to easily search and book real-time appointments online with affiliated primary care physicians across the greater Houston area. ScheduleNow is powered by HealthPost, a provider of cloud-based healthcare search and booking solutions.

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