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Hospitals post doctor ratings on websites

When a few doctors at the University of Utah Health Care read bad online reviews about themselves, they took matters into their own hands and started posting patients' reviews of facility doctors on their own hospital's website,  Kaiser Health News  reported.

Report: Use Stage 3 to create a robust health data infrastructure

Meaningful Use Stage 3 should embrace interoperability at its core to foster creation of a truly interoperable health data infrastructure, according to a report conducted by JASON, an independent group of scientists that advises the U.S. government on science and technology.

Census survey changes could hide ACA effects

The Census Bureau plans to change its annual survey so drastically that it may be difficult to determine the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act, reports the  New York Times.

To prevent patient readmissions, stop playing 'whack-a-mole'

What's the key to managing readmission risks? Not playing whack-a-mole by quickly combatting problems as they arise, according to Ray Hess, vice president of information management at West Chester, Pa.-based Chester County Hospital.

HIMSS Analytics: Top hospital apps focus on operational efficiency

Bed management, enterprise resource planning and financial modeling applications are expected to be some of the hottest on the market among hospitals, according to a new report from HIMSS Analytics.

KLAS: EMRs don't yet meet ACO needs

Electronic medical records are not meeting the needs of physician-led accountable care organizations, causing providers to turn to third party ACO vendors to meet their needs, according to a new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research.

Another record-setting quarter for VC investment in HIT

Venture capital funding for health IT continued at "an astonishing pace" during first quarter of 2014, with the sector raising its highest infusion of cash in a single quarter to date,...

Frustrated by inconsistent care coordination? ACP offers help

The American College of Physicians (ACP) this week released a toolkit to help improve communication and coordination between primary care and subspecialist physicians. As an observer, it's...

Savvy new players expected to shake up healthcare

Innovative companies drawing from ideas that transformed the retail, technology and telecommunications sectors are poised to siphon off tens of billions of dollars from traditional healthcare's...

3 ways providers can take advantage of the ICD-10 delay

Early this month, Congress delayed the implementation of ICD-10 as part of legislation that provided a one-year patch for the sustainable growth rate formula, a move that took the healthcare industry...