Disease Management Digest, July 7, 2011
July 7, 2011 Volume VII, Issue 52


  1. EHRs Improve Care Coordination for Diabetics in Medical Home

  2. Medicare Will Pay for Prostate Cancer Drug

  3. New Table: 6 Success Factors in Reducing Readmissions

  4. Cultural Transformation of Attitudes Needed Toward Pain Management

  5. Obese Patients Experience More Plastic Surgery Complications

  6. Q&A: Which Technology Tools Are Required for Geisinger Medical Homes?
    (open access until July 12.)

  7. Herbal Medicine Reduces Inflammation in Allergen-Induced Asthma

  8. New Biomarker May Help with Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

  9. HealthSounds Video: 2011 Trends & Metrics in Healthcare Case Management

  10. Environmental Factors Play Role in Autism

  11. New Market Research Finds Benefit-Based Incentives Best for Behavior Change

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