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  THIS JUST IN May 25, 2011  

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Are you ready for accountable care organizations?

Most healthcare organizations see substantial work ahead in order to create the type of accountable care organizations that are envisioned to work with private insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, state health exchanges, and/or employers, according to the new American Hospital Association study, “The Work Ahead: Activities and Costs to Develop an Accountable Care Organization.”


Strategies to reduce ED use

Given the increased use of EDs, concern over adequate access to primary care, and increased federal support for health centers, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report examines how health centers may help reduce the use of EDs.


Alzheimer disease guidelines updated

For the first time in 27 years, clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer disease have been revised, and new guidelines for earlier stages of the disease reflect a deeper understanding of the disorder.


A look at women's healthcare experience

The Women's Health Care Chartbook presents findings from a national survey of women ages 18 to 64 by the Kaiser Family Foundation and provides a look at the experience of women in the healthcare system.



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