Healthcare Data Digest, August 16, 2013
August 16, 2013 Volume III Issue 33

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. Telehealth Cost Barrier to Implementation for 26 Percent of Companies

  2. Obesity Among Low-Income Preschoolers Declined Slightly in 19 States, Territories from 2008 Through 2011

  3. Infographic: Healthcare Cost Drivers

  4. Extra Daily Serving of Fruits, Vegetables Can Save Billions in Healthcare Costs and Lives

  5. New Chart: What's the Greatest Challenge Posed by a PHM Approach?

  6. Physiciansí Fear of Malpractice Suits Linked to More Diagnostic Testing

  7. Study: Teens' Smoking Influenced by Older Siblings, Parents' Lifelong Smoking Habits

  8. Kaiser Permanente Population Health Management: Team Approach, One Member at a Time

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