Healthcare Data Digest, December 23, 2011
December 23, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 51

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. Many Clinicians Believe Pay for Performance Will Improve Diabetics' Outcomes

  2. 80 Percent of Employers Will Not Drop Healthcare Coverage in 2014

  3. Cigarette and Alcohol Use at Historic Low Among Teens

  4. New Chart: Top Opportunities to Improve Medication Adherence

  5. 27 Percent of Physicians Say PPACA Will Reduce Costs By Increasing Efficiency

  6. Costly Diagnostic MRI Tests Unnecessary for Many Back Pain Patients

  7. 5 Key Trends for Physicians in 2012

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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