Medical Home Monitor, October 3, 2011
October 3, 2011 Volume III, No. 35

  1. Health Industry Under-Prepared to Protect Patient Privacy

  2. Kids Connected to Medical Homes Fare Better in School

  3. 4 Strategies for More Cost-Effective Care in the Medical Home

  4. Enrolling Dual Eligibles in Coordinated Care Programs Could Save Up to $125 Billion

  5. Obesity Blamed for Decrease in Years of Life Without Diabetes

  6. New Chart: Top 5 Risk Factors for Care Transition Management

  7. 3 Ways to Encourage Shared Decision-Making Between Clinicians and Patients

  8. Q&A: How Do You Measure Provider Satisfaction with a Nurse Advice Line? (Open access until October 16.)

  9. Advice for CMS Bundled Payment Participants: Physician Engagement a Must

  10. HealthSounds Podcast: Training Community Pharmacists to Boost Medication Adherence

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