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October 18, 2011 / Issue 41

In This Issue

arrowTelehealth: Separating fact from fiction

arrowPain management for practice breakups

arrowHIT: Incentives may not always serve intended purpose

arrowLatest iPhone poised to spark next-gen med technologies

arrowThe quiet healthcare revolution

arrowSprint and IDEAL LIFE launch interactive wireless health monitoring platform

arrowMedicare releases patient safety ratings for hospitals

arrowAP: Medicare yanks licenses, gives them right back

arrowNew approach to ICD-10 aims for accuracy without an army of testers


Featured Article

Telehealth: Separating fact from fiction

Doctors, delivery systems, health plans and patients across the nation are now using telehealth to improve access to convenient, quality care. Think you know everything about what is really available today?

By Roy Schoenberg, M.D., MPH, and CEO, American Well Systems

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Business Relationships

Pain management for practice breakups

Splitting up a practice partnership is nearly always emotional and painful, but experts say there are ways to minimize the drama.

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EHRs

HIT: Incentives may not always serve intended purpose

A new survey suggests some awards are going to doctors who have been using electronic health records for years.

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Mobile Computing

Latest iPhone poised to spark next-gen med technologies

The Apple iPhone 4S is the first consumer smartphone to offer Bluetooth 4.0, paving the way for mobile health devices that offer body-area network technologies to American consumers by Christmas 2011.

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Medicare: Standards of Care

The quiet healthcare revolution

While legislators talk about “bending the cost curve,” one company serving Medicare patients has discovered how to provide better care at lower cost – with wireless scales, free transportation, regular toenail trimmings and doctors who put the patient first.

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Wireless

Sprint and IDEAL LIFE launch interactive wireless health monitoring platform

With this new solution, patients check vitals at self-service kiosks while results are instantly transmitted to their doctors via wireless M2M technology.

 

arrow Read about the new solution >>>

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Medicare: Evaluations

Medicare releases patient safety ratings for hospitals

Medicare has begun publishing patient safety ratings for thousands of hospitals as the first step toward paying less to institutions with high rates of surgical complications, infections, mishaps and potentially avoidable deaths.

arrow Read the KHN article >>>

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Regulatory Issues

AP: Medicare yanks licenses, gives them right back

Regulators fighting an estimated $60 billion to $90 billion a year in Medicare fraud frequently suspend Medicare providers, then quickly reinstate them after appeals hearings that government employees don't even attend, according to an Associated Press review.

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Claims and Coding: ICD-10

New approach to ICD-10 aims for accuracy without an army of testers

Edifecs ICD-10 Testing enables healthcare organizations to automate much of their ICD-10 testing, which can reduce time and resources, improve how well healthcare organizations can predict operational and financial results and more effectively integrate trading partners into the testing process.

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