Healthcare Data Digest, September 16, 2011
September 16, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 37

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. Number of Underinsured Adults Increased 80 Percent Between 2003 and 2010

  2. Study Finds Fewer Heavy Smokers, Increase in Light Smokers

  3. Consolidation of Health Plans May Help Lower Hospital Costs

  4. New Chart: Primary Contacts for Medication Adherence

  5. Is Medical Management Best Treatment for Stroke Prevention?

  6. 65 Percent of Physicians Used Social Media to Support their Practice

  7. Headlines Show How Registries Boost Care Accountability for High Risk and Special Needs Patients

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