Healthcare Data Digest, August 5, 2011
August 5, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 31


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. Type and Level of Substance Use Vary Among States

  2. Raising Medicare's Age of Eligibility Would Achieve Savings

  3. Eating Location Important Factor in Diet of Children

  4. New Table: Regular Meetings Reduce Core Measure 'Misses'

  5. Health Reform May Increase Premiums for Small Employers

  6. Oncologists and PCPs Differ in the Care of Cancer Survivors

  7. 4 Reasons to Use Patient Registries in Value-Based Healthcare

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews, mmatthews@hin.com

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