The article “Proponents see cloud technology transforming radiology” presents an interesting use of cloud-based radiology, backed with practical examples of networks that are employing this model.
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...
Regarding the recent article “RACs recouped $3B for Medicare in 2013”, I would strongly disagree with the validity of the 18.1% reversal rate claimed by the RAC trade group.
Regarding the Vital Signs blog post “Will Dr. Emanuel opt for death at 75? Maybe not”, the value of life is not in what we do, but who we are. Equating actions, or the ability to perform them, to our ultimate...
Regarding “FDA gets push for device registries”, hip and knee implant registries incorporating refined data for comparative effectiveness, quality monitoring and public reporting are clearly necessary.
As the CEO of a community hospital in North Carolina, I and my staff are challenged professionally, ethically and emotionally by the dire plight of mental-health patients in our community.
Regarding “Evaluating lab outsourcing”, several points should have been included in the article.
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
Regarding the recent blog post “Robin Williams' death a wake-up call for mental health workers” (ModernHealthcare.com, Aug. 12), as a lifelong advocate and mental healthcare provider, I, on behalf of my colleagues, applaud the efforts of storytellers and journalists such as John N.
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
The Aug. 4 cover story “Health systems urged to divest fossil-fuel stocks as UK doctors act,” highlights a vital issue for socially conscious organizations.
Regarding “NQF to study socio-demographic factors in 30-day readmissions,” I find it ironic and more than a little telling that the motivation behind this study is not to actually improve quality of care.