Healthcare Data Digest, December 16, 2011
December 16, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 50

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. More Young People Becoming RNs; Trend May Ease Future Nursing Shortage

  2. America's Health Rankings Report Finds Rise in Preventable Chronic Disease

  3. PBMs Save Americans Billions in Healthcare Costs

  4. New Table: Top 2012 Trends for Hospitals and Health Systems

  5. Rotating Night Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes in Women

  6. Improving Physical Fitness Linked to Lower Death Risks

  7. CDPHP Makes a Business Case for Embedded Case Managers

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