Healthcare Data Digest, April 13, 2012
April 13, 2012 Volume II Issue 15

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. Change in Health Insurance Status Spurs Greater ED Use

  2. 1 in 88 U.S. Children Have Autism Spectrum Disorder

  3. Weight Loss, Increased Fitness Slow Decline of Mobility in Adults

  4. New Chart: Top Challenges in Adopting a Patient-Centered Medical Home

  5. Physician Counseling Could Reduce Alcohol Consumption in Hazardous Drinkers

  6. Employed Mothers With Postpartum Depression Incur Higher Health Costs

  7. How to Survive and Thrive Under Bundled Payments

Missed last week's headlines? Read them here.

Share these headlines on:

Take this month's e-survey: 10 Questions on Physician Reimbursement Models

Interested in all open surveys? Review them here.

Download new market research: 2011 Benchmarks in Patient Satisfaction

To receive daily updates from Twitter, follow us at:

What are your healthcare data needs? Email us at and let us know what topics you'd like to see covered in the Healthcare Data Digest.

© 2012 Healthcare Data Digest by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Papay,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

Editorial Offices: 800 State Highway 71, Suite 2, Sea Girt, NJ 08750,
(732) 449-4468, Fax (732) 449-4463; e-mail, Web site


Join our Online Communities:

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube

You Might Be Interested In:

Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness

In Roadmap to ICD-10 Readiness: Best Practices from BCBS-Michigan, the ICD-10 technical program director for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) shares the health plan's mapping strategy, tips for assembling a transition team and a host of other organizational ICD-10 readiness tactics. Order your instant PDF download or print copy today.

Featured Webinar Replay:

Healthcare Performance Improvement: Exceeding Core Measure Targets

Excerpt from presentation by Dr. Steve Berkowitz, president of SMB Health Consulting:

"What do we need to do to get perfect performance in each [measure]? First of all, recognize the importance of rapid identification of the core-measured patient. We are no longer in a position where we can miss a few and not worry about it. We need to identify every core-measured patient as soon as we can." Watch the webinar today or order a training DVD or CD-ROM.