Healthcare Data Digest, January 17, 2014
January 17, 2014 Volume IV Issue 3

Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Study Reveals Mixed Results in ACO Medication Readiness to Achieve Quality, Cost Goals

  2. Smoking Rates Drop Dramatically Among Registered Nurses

  3. Infographic: The Doctor Shortage

  4. 59 Percent of Americans Potentially Eligible for Health Coverage to Enroll by March 2014 Deadline

  5. New Chart: Top Targeted Conditions for Medication Adherence Programs

  6. Mental Disorders in Mid-Life, Older Adulthood May Be More Prevalent Than Reported

  7. Hospital Quality Associated with Racial Disparities in Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

  8. ABC's of Healthcare 2014: Accountability, Bundled Payments and Consolidation

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