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May 29, 2012 / Issue 25

In This Issue

A new model for today’s health system

Dictation degrades EHR accuracy

FCC spectrum changes to benefit Sprint, hospitals

FCC approves spectrum for medical monitoring

Health bargain hunters use websites to cut doctor bills

SAP buying Ariba with plans for a cloud super-network

Team USA to use digital medical records for summer Olympics

Data trove may shed light on healthcare uncertainties

Second guessing Medicare's star rating system

Health insurance cutbacks squeeze the insured

Hot Clips: Cloud Computing


White Paper

9 Tips to Connect your Hospital's Islands of Information

With the amount of information healthcare technology generates, communications have become intricate webs of guesswork, unknown mobile devices, confusing schedules, and just too many systems going beep. In this paper, you’ll find nine tips to cope with this chaos.

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Featured Article: Asset Management

A new model for today’s health system

How to coordinate thousands of pieces of equipment across multiple locations.

By M. Shafi Hussain, Thomas McFadden and Lyanna Ly, GE Healthcare

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EHRs

Dictation degrades EHR accuracy

Patient care is “significantly worse” when doctors dictate their notes into electronic health records compared with two other common forms of documenting care, according to a study published online last week by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Read the Nextgov article. >

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Wireless

FCC spectrum changes to benefit Sprint, hospitals

Spectrum changes approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) late last week open the door for Sprint to launch an LTE service and provide hospitals with a way to wirelessly monitor their patients.

Read the redOrbit article. >

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Wireless

FCC approves spectrum for medical monitoring

The Federal Communications Commission gave unanimous approval of a dedicated spectrum grant for medical monitoring networks last week. The move opens the door for a new generation of networked medical devices that can allow for wireless patient monitoring in hospitals as well as offer remote monitoring for patients with a range of conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes. The decision makes the U.S. the first country in the world to dedicate spectrum for medical networks.

Read the National Journal article. >

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Healthcare Costs

Health bargain hunters use websites to cut doctor bills

Surgery to remove your appendix in one California hospital could cost $180,000. Have the operation at a different facility in the same state and the bill might be as little as $1,500. That kind of disparity, typical across the country, combined with escalating medical spending and the increasing amount of data available online, has prompted several startups to get into the business of helping companies and their employees save healthcare dollars.

Read the Bloomberg article. >

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Cloud Computing

SAP buying Ariba with plans for a cloud super-network

SAP America is looking to develop "the business network of the future" with the acquisition of cloud-based business commerce network Ariba at the price of $45 per share.

Read the CNET article. >

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EHRs

Team USA to use digital medical records for summer Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced last week that it would use, for the first time, only electronic medical files its team members. London is the site of the event.

Read the GE Reports article. >

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Claims

Data trove may shed light on healthcare uncertainties

How much do hospitals and doctors actually charge insurers for their services? A recently amassed trove of data from insurance companies could soon shed new light on this and many more questions.

Read the Washington Post article. >

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Medicare & Medicaid

Second guessing Medicare's star rating system

As the federal government pumps billions of bonus dollars into private Medicare health plans to encourage better care, the quality rating system used to award the bonuses is coming under increasing fire.

Read the KHN article. >

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Big Picture

Health insurance cutbacks squeeze the insured

The effects of coverage that is skimpier and skimpier and less and less comprehensive are profiled.

Read the NPR article. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Cloud Computing

Click on the highlighted links below to read the top HMT archival properties concerning cloud computing, a topic that is at the forefront of healthcare discussions.

  1. Expert: Cloud computing a game changer for businesses
    Cloud computing is a game changer for businesses, which now face the choice of adapting to the demand for ubiquitous access to data or losing customers to tech-savvy competitors.
  2. Overcoming today's PACS/RIS challenges
    Select experts give their opinions.
  3. Is cloud storage right for your organization?
    Many healthcare organizations are looking to third-party vendors for help.
  4. Making the cloud work for healthcare
    Cloud computing offers incredible opportunities to improve healthcare, reduce costs and accelerate ability to adopt new IT services.
  5. How safe is the cloud?
    All of the pieces are in place to enable secure and compliant cloud-based storage environments.
  6. Getting started with cloud computing
    Offloading ancillary applications helps data center expand without adding cost or staff.

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