Our Healthcare Hot Topics of The Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1)  Medicare penalizes 2,610 hospitals for readmissions
Washington Post, October 11, 2014

Interesting article showing how Medicare’s new penalties for readmissions are costing hospitals

2)  VA treated 690,000 patients via telemedine in 2014
Fierce HealthIT, October 13, 2014

The VA is expanding its use of telemedicine to reach for patients

3)  Google testing telemedicine chats with doctors
mHealth News, October 13, 2014

Major software developers expanding products for telemedicine

4)  EHR interoperability slows quality
Healthcare IT News, October 13, 2014

 Stage 2 Meaningful use:  only 25 of 1,277 providers have attested to Stage 2

5)  Conceirge medicine continues to grow
ABC News, October 13, 2014

Patients save money and time by having the doctor visit them

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