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Editor’s Note: HealthBiz Decoded is Moving to A New Address

HealthBiz Decoded has become a go-to industry resource for in-depth and exclusive insight on the business of healthcare. Our daily reporting has examined issues from the EHR backlash to the…
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$21.5 Million Big Data Project Aims to Improve Medical Care

Three Major Cleveland Healthcare Institutions are Teaming Up to Share Data Every patient and every visit to the doctor’s office adds, in some small way, to a doctor’s medical knowledge.…
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Why Are EHR Adoption Rates so Low for Dentists?

Despite all the efforts to move health IT forward across all health care spectrums, a large gap still exists: the dental industry. Adoption of interoperable electronic health record (EHR) systems…
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Insights on the ACA: Missing Out on Medicaid Money

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. States…
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Hospitals in the Digital Era Tap the Expertise of Nursing Informatics Pros

Nurses have long used data to manage and improve patient care. “Florence Nightingale used informatics,” said Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, president of the American Nursing Informatics Association and…
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Insights on the ACA: Cautious Expectations

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. Earlier…
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“Getting On”: The New HBO Series Set in an Extended Care Hospital Unit

An American remake of a popular British TV series debuted Sunday, November 24. A late-night HBO comedy built around the idiosyncrasies of hospital extended care might seem like a strange…
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The Top 7 ACA Call Center Questions, Answered

With online options often on the fritz, more and more potential consumers on the insurance exchange are calling hotlines for help. In Kentucky, for example, agents had answered more than…
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A Plan to Resolve Conflict of Interest in Managed Care

Focusing on Medicaid eligibility in the quest for patient-centered care. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is increasing the number of people eligible for Medicaid, which is fueling the debate…
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Hospitals Are Too Dull: Turn Up The Lights, Say Experts

Patients aren’t getting enough light during the day, says new research, which can affect their overall well-being. It’s pretty much a no-brainer that we feel better on a clear and…
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Insights on the ACA: The Value of Analytics

Note: ACA Watch is an ongoing, bi-weekly series with aggregated stories and insights on the latest developments regarding the Affordable Care Act. Look out for it every other Thursday. The…
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Reference Pricing: Another Tool That Saves Money, or a Limitation on Care?

Setting caps on medical costs may save us money… but not without sacrifice. In 2010, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) made a big move to rein in how…