Healthcare Data Digest, October 18, 2013
October 18, 2013 Volume III Issue 42

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. Quality of Patient Care Drives Physician Satisfaction, But EHR Concerns Linger

  2. High Rates of Unnecessary Prescribing of Antibiotics for Sore Throat, Bronchitis Observed in the United States

  3. HINfographic: Secrets from a Medicare Advantage ‘Star Czar’

  4. Estimated Savings Needed for Retiree Health Continues to Drop

  5. New Chart: What's the ROI from Health Coaching?

  6. Older People Exposed to Aircraft Noise May Risk Hospitalization for Cardiovascular Disease

  7. Survey: Women Confident in Choosing Right Health Plan, But Fearful about Future Needs

  8. WellCare Works Community ‘Front Lines’ to Close Social Care Gaps for Dual Eligibles

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