Healthcare Data Digest, October 19, 2012
October 19, 2012 Volume II 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. Small Businesses with Health and Wellness Programs Tout Bottom-Line Impact

  2. Studies Find Trends Among ER Frequent Users in Virginia, Massachusetts

  3. More Mass. Physicians Familiar with ACOs, Global Payments Than in 2011

  4. New Chart: Top 5 Cash-Based Wellness Incentives

  5. Heart Attack Patients in Public Reporting States Less Likely to Receive Angioplasty

  6. Study: U.S. Adults Trust the Internet More Than Pharmacists to Assist with Healthcare Decisions

  7. Reporting, Registry, Risk Calculations Help to Bend Bon Secours Cost Curve

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