Healthcare Data Digest, November 29, 2013
November 29, 2013 Volume III Issue 48
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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. 57 Percent of Seniors Seek Digital Options for Managing Health Services Remotely

  2. Influence of Pro-Smoking Media Messages Can Last for 7 Days

  3. Infographic: Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

  4. 23 Percent of Americans Cite Cost as Most Urgent Health Problem

  5. New Chart: Top Targeted Conditions for Medication Adherence Programs

  6. Widespread Use of Opioids Found in Nonsurgical Hospital Patients

  7. Many Pediatricians Uncomfortable Providing Care to Children with Genetic Conditions

  8. Accountable Care in 2013: Can the ACO Maintain Its Momentum?

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