Disease Management Digest, October 27, 2011 Disease Management Digest
October 27, 2011 Volume VIII, Issue 16

  1. Computer-Based Physical Therapy Games Help Parkinson's Patients

  2. Gestational Diabetic African American Women Face High Diabetes Risk

  3. New Chart: Who's Responsible for Improving Patient Satisfaction?

  4. Twitter Tracks H1N1 Vaccination Rates, Attitudes

  5. Melanoma Skin Cancer Has Costly Impact on America

  6. Q&A: How Do E-mail Reminders Effect Behavior Change Activities?
    (open access until November 2.)

  7. Health Groups Issue Proposed Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

  8. Is Steroid Treatment for COPD Ineffective?

  9. HealthSounds Video: 2011 Trends & Metrics in Healthcare Case Management

  10. New Technology Kills Bacteria that Cause Hospital Infections

  11. Headlines Show How Registries Boost Care Accountability for High Risk and Special Needs Patients

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Publisher: Melanie Matthews, mmatthews@hin.com

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