Healthcare Data Digest, August 24, 2012
August 24, 2012 Volume II Issue 34

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. 73 Percent of Hospital Executives See OR Case Volume Increasing in Next 3 Years

  2. Could Blood Type Influence Heart Disease Risk?

  3. Use of Retail Medical Clinics Continues to Grow

  4. New Table: Florida Blue's 4 Guiding Principles for PCMH Transition

  5. ACO Infographic: Are Physicians Running ACOs?

  6. Cost of Treating Trauma Patients in Western U.S. One-Third Higher Than Treatment in Northeast

  7. Meet Health Coach Jennifer Sponholtz: Incorporating Coaching into Incentive-Based Wellness

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