Healthcare Data Digest, November 15, 2013
November 15, 2013 Volume III Issue 46
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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. Electronic, Internet Health Tools May Decrease In-Person Physician Visits

  2. Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low

  3. HINfographic: 12 Trends on the ACO Frontier in 2014

  4. Share of American Families Using a Retail Clinic Nearly Tripled Between 2007 and 2010

  5. New Chart: Reimbursement Models Used by ACOs

  6. U.S. Obesity Rate Climbing in 2013, Increases Found Across Almost All Demographics

  7. Expansion of PCMHs, Nurse-Managed Health Centers May Alleviate Half of Expected U.S. PCP Shortage

  8. ABCís of Healthcare 2014: Accountability, Bundled Payments and Consolidation

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