Healthcare Data Digest, November 23, 2012
November 23, 2012 Volume II Issue 46

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. 60 Percent of America's Biggest Cities are Now Smoke-Free

  2. Two-Thirds of U.S. Primary Care Doctors Now Have EMRs

  3. Those With Head Injury, Exposure to Certain Pesticide May Be Likely to Develop Parkinsonís

  4. New Table: Trends to Monitor in 2013 in the Healthcare Industry

  5. Do Primary Care Clinicians, Nursing Homes Participate in Local Emergency-Preparedness Coalitions?

  6. Uninsured Brain Cancer Patients May Be More Likely Than Insured to Die After Surgery

  7. Reducing CMS Readmission Penalties: Stay Two Years Ahead of the Data

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