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October 2, 2012 / Issue 45

In This Issue

Healthcare’s Triple Aim

States moving ahead on defining ‘essential’ health insurance benefits under federal law

Hospitals in D.C., Va. to lose millions from Medicare

Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care

Surgeon makes new ear using tissue from other parts of woman's body

Lawmaker pitches new FDA Office of Mobile Health

Background TV a threat to child development, researchers say

Special: Technologies and trends from the AHIMA Conference & Exhibit happening now

Most popular last issue: Should you upgrade to the iPhone 5?

Hot Clips: Mobile Technologies


Henry Schein

Practice Management For Dental Enterprise Organizations

Dentrix® Enterprise is the leading dental practice management software for community health centers, multi-site practices, hospitals and universities. It is ideal for organizations that require a centralized database to provide scheduling, billing, insurance, collections and reporting across multiple locations. Contact us to learn how Dentrix Enterprise will work for you.

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Featured Article: Care Management

Healthcare’s Triple Aim

How technology is facilitating collaboration among members, providers and payers.

By Christopher Mathews, M.D., ZeOmega

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White paper

6 Lessons Learned About Hospital Smartphone Integration

As more and more hospitals work to incorporate smartphones into their communication network, they have learned important lessons that can help other facilities make a smooth transition. Read this white paper to learn more.

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Health Law

States moving ahead on defining ‘essential’ health insurance benefits under federal law

California and Washington state will require coverage of acupuncture. Arkansas wants prevention counseling for women at high risk of breast cancer but not coverage of expensive infertility treatment.

Read the KHN article. >

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Medicare & Medicaid

Hospitals in D.C., Va. to lose millions from Medicare

Hospitals in the District and Northern Virginia will lose millions of dollars in Medicare funding over the next year because too many of their patients were re­admitted to a hospital within weeks of being released, according to Medicare data and interviews with hospital officials.

Read the Washington Post article. >

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Innovations

Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care

It's a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients.

Read the AP article. >

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Innovations

Surgeon makes new ear using tissue from other parts of woman's body

A cancer patient has a new ear made from cartilage, skin and arteries from other parts of her body. The ear spent four months implanted in her forearm so skin could grow around it.

Read the Sacramento Bee article. >

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Mobile Tech

Lawmaker pitches new FDA Office of Mobile Health

The Food and Drug Administration, the agency in charge of regulating mobile health apps, has evaluated a few apps so far, but it still has not made clear which apps will require approval.

Read the KHN article. >

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Family Health

Background TV a threat to child development, researchers say

That clamor in the background? It's probably the TV, and it might be taking a toll on your toddler's development, researchers say.

Read the Reuters article. >

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Special: Technologies and trends from the AHIMA Conference & Exhibit happening now (Oct. 1-3, Chicago)

AHIMA recognizes 12 members for outstanding contributions to HIM

Find out who has been honored.

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AHIMA calls for improved health information governance to unify standards for EHR use

Read how AHIMA wants to ensure that EHR technology fulfills its promise of guiding better, more efficient patient care.

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HealthPort showcases total audit management solution for healthcare facilities

Learn how HealthPort AudaPro works.

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Elsevier’s MC Strategies enhances its ICD-10 roadmap; introduces new curricula

Learn about the EduCode Clinical Documentation Improvement e-learning curriculum.

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Streamline Health releases Collabra Software Suite

Learn how Collabra combines the industry's leading CDI and coding applications into a single, integrated solution suite.

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EDCO Unveils Solarity Software

Learn how this advanced document recognition software for scanning and indexing medical records can simplify workflow.

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New service from Just Associates optimizes patient ID matching in Epic Identity

Learn more about Epic Identity Optimization.

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Precyse launches ICD-10 white paper

Download "Breaking the Code: The Impact of ICD-10 on Documentation and CDI Drives the Need for Organization-Wide Education."

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Increase coding productivity more than 200 percent with TurboCoder, the new digital version of HCPCS-II

Learn what this valuable tool has to offer.

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IOD Inc. emerges as leading esMD release-of-information provider

Learn how this company has surpassed all other ROI providers for electronic submission of medical documentation (esMD) data to recovery audit contractors (RACs).

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FairWarning releases version 3.1 patient privacy monitoring solutions for EHRs

Learn how to be proactive in reducing snooping and identify-theft risks.

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H.I.Mentors announces expansion of HIMetrix Data Analytics and Consulting

Learn more about HIMetrix.

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Most popular last issue: Mobile Technology

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 5?

If you are an iPhone owner who is pondering an upgrade to the new iPhone 5, here are some things to consider.

Read the CNN article. >

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Hot Clips

Hot Clips: Mobile Technologies

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

  1. How to leverage smartphone technologies
  2. Powerful stuff: Battery life and charge time for carts
  3. Tablet PCs: More functions, better healthcare

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