Healthcare Data Digest, December 2, 2011
December 2, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 48

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. Employer Health Insurance Premiums Increased 50 Percent From 2003-2010

  2. Early Surgery for Heart Infections May Reduce Complications

  3. Study Finds E-prescribing Safe and Efficient, But Barriers Remain

  4. New Chart: Top Percentages of Reduction in Avoidable ER Visits

  5. Early Alzheimer’s Patients May Have Lower BMI

  6. Calif. Hospitals Serving Minorities, Medicaid Patients at Risk of Closing ERs

  7. Q&A: How to Survive and Thrive Under Bundled Payments

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