Healthcare Data Digest, November 22, 2013
November 22, 2013 Volume III Issue 47
Sponsored by: Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's IHC FORUM

Marcus Evans Health Care Executives SummitThe Institute for HealthCare Consumerism's IHC FORUM is the only national event focused 100 percent on innovative health and benefits management, bringing to life IHCís collaborative online community and informative publications. Through workshops, general sessions and networking opportunities, attendees obtain insights from key policy makers, legal experts, thought leaders and peers. The IHC FORUM allows employers, brokers, consultants and health plan administrators to LEARN, CONNECT, SHARE to arrive at actionable, cost-saving strategies for their businesses.

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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. Analysis Finds U.S. Healthcare System Has Performed Poorly by Some Measures

  2. More Smokers Discussing COPD Symptoms with Their Physician

  3. Infographic: Employers Planning Range of Changes to Healthcare Benefits

  4. 11-Country Healthcare Survey: U.S. Adults More Likely to Forgo Healthcare Because of Costs

  5. New Chart: What's the ROI from Care Transition Management?

  6. Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Follow Racial Lines

  7. Colorado Employers See Health Insurance Costs Rising Dramatically

  8. One-Minute Health Metrics Video: Mobile Health

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