Healthcare Data Digest, March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013 Volume III Issue 9

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. Womenís Awareness of Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death Nearly Doubled in 15 Years

  2. Opioids Drive Continued Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths

  3. Infographic: Real World Strategies for Reducing Readmissions

  4. 25 Percent of Parents Consider Doctor Rating Web Sites Important in Search for Childís Physician

  5. New Chart: Top Incentivized Coaching Activities

  6. Short-Term Risk of Hip Implant Failure Higher for Women

  7. Study: Standard Method to Calculate Readmission Rates Misleading Indicator of Hospital Quality

  8. Support Outcomes-Based Health Incentives with Communication, Culture of Health

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