Healthcare Data Digest, December 14, 2012
December 14, 2012 Volume II Issue 49

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. Report: Consumers Saw Nearly $1.5 Billion Benefit from ACA's MLR Requirement in 2011

  2. Children with Heart Devices and Their Parents Struggle with Quality of Life

  3. Anticompetitive Market Conditions Common Across Managed Care Plans

  4. New Chart: What's the ROI from Population Health Management?

  5. Common Diabetes Drug May Treat Ovarian Cancer

  6. Gaps Found Between Physiciansí Satisfaction, Organizations' Cultural Attributes

  7. Meet Healthcare Case Manager JoAnne Vanett: Patient Advocacy, Education, Communication Keys to Success

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