Healthcare Data Digest, March 22, 2013 Healthcare Data Digest
March 22, 2013 Volume III Issue 12

Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Are Small Physician Practices That Care for Children Prepared to Become Medical Homes?

  2. Medicare Patients Using Hospice Receive Better Care at Lower Cost to the Government

  3. Infographic: Spotlight on Embedded Case Management

  4. Nearly 80 Percent of Organizations Expect to Increase Health IT Investments in 2013

  5. New Chart: Health Activities Most Responsive to Incentives

  6. Share of Medicaid Spending on Hospital-Based Treatment of Mental Health Surges

  7. State Laws Aimed at Improving School Meals Help Teens Eat More Fruits, Vegetables

  8. Using Registries to Improve Population Health

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