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Retail health clinics part of the population health management puzzle, says RediClinic exec

When it comes to population health management, retail health clinics have an important role that includes not only immunizing patients against the flu virus but coaching chronically ill patients in disease management programs, Peter Goldbach, M.D., chief medical officer of RediClinic, said in an interview with  HealthITAnalytics.

Health IT tools lack proof of effectiveness

There are myriad apps, tools and technologies entering the healthcare marketplace--but most lack proof that they are helping consumers battle disease and stay healthy.

Need better evidence-based design for hospitals? Ask a nurse

As hospitals become increasingly willing to listen to nurses' opinions in healthcare facility design, a book coming out this fall will help guide nurses through the redesign process. Multiple contributors will discuss topics including innovations led by nurses and trends affecting design.

AHIP: How payers can overcome immunization-access barriers

Adults 65 years and older are at an increased risk of contracting influenza, pneumococcus and hepatitis B. However, health insurers, providers and pharmacies can help consumers access the care they need through a variety of methods, according to a new report from America's Health Insurance Plans.

Sensor-based remote monitoring system keeps elderly out of hospital

A wireless sensor system used to monitor elderly people at assisted living facilities and at home is helping to detect illness and keep them out of the hospital.

Two more Pioneer ACOs may leave over financial woes

Two more participants may exit the Pioneer ACO program due to lackluster financial performance--just days after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its accountable care organizations saved $411 million last year.

Whether your surgery is at night or in morning matters little

Working late hours doesn't affect surgeons' skills, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

340B program draft guidance released

The Health Resources Services Administration has released its long-awaited "mega-guidance" for the 340B discount drug program.

Financial woes, closures for rural hospitals intensify

Rural hospitals continue to be under intense financial pressure, and two facilities have shut down in recent weeks in Nevada and Arizona as a result.

Observation care takes its toll on patients' wallets

The issue of observation care has proven to be a financial sore point for hospitals, but a new study suggests it is creating similar issues for patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.