Healthcare Data Digest, September 20, 2013
September 20, 2013 Volume III Issue 38

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. Pay-For-Performance Incentives for Small Practices with EHRs Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes

  2. Analysis Shows Big Gap Between Experts and Public on Need to Cut Medicare Spending

  3. HINfographic: Medicare Pioneer ACO Year One, Lessons from a Top Performer

  4. Researchers Assess Frequency, Cost of Critical Care Treatments Seen as Futile by Doctors

  5. New Chart: What's Required Training for the Care Transition Team?

  6. E-cigarette Use More Than Doubles Among U.S. Middle and High School Students from 2011-2012

  7. New Report Finds No Evidence Safety-Net Patients Receive Substandard Primary Care

  8. 4 Benefits of Online Health Communities in Chronic Care Management

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