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In this issue...
  • Save the Date: Legislative Day 2015
  • How EHR data exchange drives healthcare reform, improvement
  • Providers still lagging in patient engagement
  • Consumer-driven precision medicine gets boost from FDA
  • Disrespectful healthcare cultures and risks to patient care
  • How Obamacare pits insurers against the medical industry
  • A no-frills approach to telemedicine consults
  • Competing hospitals work together to share data, improve patient safety
  • New hospital buildings define future of healthcare
  • Upcoming Webinars



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    Save the Date: Legislative Day 2015
    AAHAM
    Sponsored by The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), this event brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who will determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities.

    Legislative Day is right around the corner, March 30-31. We are all very excited to present you with a jam-packed agenda for this year's trip to "The Hill". This year we are making appointments for you with both your senators and representatives. Those of you who have attended this event in the past can attest to the excitement of being part of a grassroots advocacy event such as this. With all of the issues and obstacles facing us in healthcare today, it is imperative that you take this opportunity to let your voice be heard in Washington. AAHAM is giving you the opportunity to personally make this happen. Don't let this once a year opportunity pass you by!

    Due to the nature of this event and to allow sufficient time to set up legislative appointments, attendance is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to send in your registration form and payment today.

    The deadline to register is March 9 and reserve your room at our special discounted AAHAM rate is March 6.

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    Where & When
    Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
    Washington, D.C.
    March 30-31
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    How EHR data exchange drives healthcare reform, improvement
    EHR Intelligence
    Increased EHR data exchange is beginning to play an important role in reforming the healthcare industry and enhancing the quality of care. Essentially, EHR data exchange is being used to transform the efficiency of care, engage patients, support population health management, and boost healthcare quality.
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    Providers still lagging in patient engagement
    MedCity News
    Healthcare organizations and providers are still largely confused, or at least slow, when it comes to effective patient portals and other technologies that may help spur better patient engagement, according to a recent report from Chilmark Research. "…We found a marketplace long on potential, but short on results to date," lead author Naveen Rao wrote in describing the findings of the report, which first started tracking patient engagement in 2008.
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    Consumer-driven precision medicine gets boost from FDA
    FierceHealthcare
    President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative promises a "new era of medicine — one that delivers the right treatment at the right time," and seeks $215 million to expand access to genetic data in order to better target disease treatments.
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    Disrespectful healthcare cultures and risks to patient care
    By Christina Thielst
    A recent PSQH article listed a dozen persistent medication safety gaffes that need to be resolved. Not surprisingly, No. 8 was "disrespectful behavior: a history of tolerance in healthcare." Disrespectful behavior includes bullying, threats, aggressiveness and even more passive forms such as ignoring and exclusion. These behaviors don't belong in any workplace, and certainly not in healthcare because of the risks created and the definite threat to patient safety. More than ever, teamwork and effective communication are needed in healthcare environments. Disrespect creates barriers to both of these.
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    How Obamacare pits insurers against the medical industry
    Forbes
    Health plans say they were caught unprepared by the cost of covering a new cure for hepatitis C. They say they didn't foresee the spending, and didn’t plan for it. Yet everyone else in healthcare seems to have known price tag well in advance.
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    A no-frills approach to telemedicine consults
    mHealthNews
    A tablet stand that can be controlled from another location might just be the breakout mHealth device of 2015, finding a place everywhere from the remote clinic to the home to the hospital room.
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    Competing hospitals work together to share data, improve patient safety
    FierceHealthcare
    The Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety National Children's Network — a coalition of more than 80 hospitals across the country — recently released data that its three-year initiative to eliminate safety issues such as falls, surgical site infections and adverse drug events saved 2,500 children from harm and led to savings of more than $60 million.
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    New hospital buildings define future of healthcare
    NPR
    Across the country, the healthcare industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.
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    Upcoming Webinar
    AAHAM
    Topic: Your Solution to Medical Necessity Denials
    When:
    WEDNESDAY, March 4 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Speaker: Olakunle Olaniyan, MD, MBA, FACP, FACPE, President of Case Management Covenants LLC

    This interesting intermediate level webinar will review the origin and background macroeconomic trends driving denials. Learn about a comprehensive physician driven approach to preventing and minimizing medical necessity denials. To make sure we have space for you, payment must be received by Feb. 25.

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