Healthcare Data Digest, May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 21

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. Healthcare Costs for Family of Four Doubled in 9 Years

  2. 7 Percent of Physicians Use Video Chat with Patients

  3. ACO Start-Up Costs Higher than CMS Estimated

  4. New Chart: 5 Challenges of New CMS ACO Rule

  5. Depression Linked to Lower Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease Patients

  6. Are In-Hospital Mortality Rates Higher for Weekend Admissions?

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