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The incredible potential and dangers of data mining health records
Imagine if your doctor could compare your physical health, diet and lifestyle to a thousand Americans with similar characteristics.
The Washington Post

How the Slowdown in Medicare Spending Is Affecting Hospitals
How the Slowdown in Medicare Spending Is Affecting Hospitals The country's most innovative health care systems are figuring out how to do more...
US News & World Report

The Beauty Benefits of Meditation
Stress has become a constant part of our daily lives, and consequently, our beauty routines.
Women's Health Magazine

Depression: A Misunderstood but Widespread Disease
Contrary to popular belief, depression is very prevalent in society and has been on the rise in the past decade, causing many of its victims to tragically end their lives.
Radio MD

Doctors' notes on mental health shared with patients
At the end of every workday, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health providers write notes describing their patients' visits.
Boston Globe

Aiming to push genomics forward in new study
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a fast-growing biotechnology company, is undertaking an ambitious new genomics effort, in partnership with the Geisinger Health System, which treats three million people in Pennsylvania.
The New York Times

Integrated Delivery System of Spokane, LLC joins forces with xG Health Solutions™ to support its provider-led care strategy
Integrated Delivery System of Spokane, LLC Joins Forces with xG Health Solutions to Support Its Provider-Led Care Strategy xG Health brings proven...
Yahoo! News

Geisinger partners with Regeneron
CNBC Mad Money

Seeking answers in a genetic code
A family history of brain cancer, Parkinson's disease and heart disease prompted Mary Beth Schlichte, a self-described "pretty healthy" 52-year-old, to undergo whole genome sequencing in October.
Modern Healthcare

OpenNotes keeps picking up steam
I recently wrote about an initiative called OpenNotes, a program that helps doctors share their visit notes with patients, thereby leading to more productive patient-physician relationships.
Government Health IT


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Study shows teen stress levels higher than adults
Being a teenager is stressful - that's no secret. But according to a report released this month, U.S. teens are even more stressed out than their parents.
NPR

Saturated fats not so bad? Not so fast, critics of new analysis say
Saturated fats have long been called ''bad fats'' for their effect on the heart. But a new analysis calls into question whether they're really that bad after all.
WebMD News

Safety rankings: should hospitals care?
If hospitals are worried the rankings will cause patients to go elsewhere, they shouldn't,
Healthcare Finance News

How to reduce variations in post-acute care
Those in post-acute care settings with similar medical conditions have caught the eye of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Long-Term Living Magazine

CBO Names Health Advisors
The Congressional Budget Office has released the names of 22 stakeholders that will sit on its panel of health advisors for 2014.
Bloomberg BNA

Who really won the ACA debate?
Last night an all-star cast debated whether "the nation needs the Affordable Care Act."
Modern Healthcare

Tailoring Cardiac Care for Women
Confusion and uncertainty cloud the issue of women's heart disease, and perhaps surprisingly that lack of clarity is even evident among physicians-or at least among those who aren't cardiologists.
HealthLeaders Media

Transparency: Big Data Sexy and Pricey
...from that." Glenn Steele Jr., MD, PhD, president of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., questioned the impact release of provider pay rates...
Medpage Today

Geisinger shares some secret sauce ingredients for making population health work
Most providers are facing a learning curve to shift from fee-for-service to accountable care that the ACA seeks. It will be complex, but Geisinger is helping others with the conversion.
Medcity News

Hospitals adding retail clinics
National study released in mid-November by the Center for Studying Health System Change found that the proportion of retail clinics owned...
Healthcare Finance News

On the Leading Edge of Genomics and Patient Care Delivery
Research Institute, a division of the federal National Institutes of Health, to continue its efforts to improve the quality of genomic...
Healthcare Informatics

Spotlight on Innovative Spine Care Delivery: Geisinger Neuroscience Institute's Dr. Jonathan Slotkin
Geisinger Health System is known for leading the curve in healthcare innovation by implementing evidence-based medicine and risk sharing programs
Becker's Orthopaedic and Spine

How Bundled Payments Could Improve the Affordable Care Act
Bundled Payments Health Care If you could change one aspect of the Affordable Care
WSJ Blogs

Pink Power: Dancing to Fight Breast Cancer
Inspiring Pink Glove Dance videos
FOX News

300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know 2013
300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know 2013
Becker's Hospital Review

Fewer Dying During Heart Surgery
...by more than a third. That's according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Dr. Russell Stahl is chief of cardiothoracic...
NBC Philadelphia

Phoebe Putney Health System partners with Geisinger and xG Health Solutions
Phoebe Putney Health System partners with Geisinger and xG Health Solutions to transform its health care delivery methods Partnership will bring...
Yahoo! News

Geisinger to host comparative effectiveness research conference in Washington, D.C. Nov. 14
Increasing the use of highly effective medicines and procedures while reducing unnecessary spending is one of the central ideas behind the new science called comparative effectiveness research.
MarketWatch

Geisinger Health System Adds New Neurosurgery Residency
Geisinger Health System announced it has added a new neurosurgery residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Becker's Spine Review

Geisinger, Lewistown Hospital Merger Gets Green Light
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have given the go-ahead...
Becker's Hospital Review

CAM for developmental-behavioral disorders
"What is important," said Thomas Challman, MD, "is to teach families what is a potentially valid therapy from one that really is not beneficial."
Contemporary Pediatrics

For some survivors, an emotional storm rages
Ken Turner's physical and mental health deteriorated in the days and months after Hurricane Sandy. He knew something was wrong.
Press of Atlantic City

With PCORI Grant, Geisinger Studying How Best to Communicate WGS Data to Patients
Genome Web

What Makes Geisinger Work so Well?
National Public Radio host Marty Moss-Coane talks with Geisinger President and CEO Dr. Glenn Steele about Geisinger Health System and what sets it apart.
WHYY's Radio Times

Geisinger Teams with IBM, Sutter Health to Research Heart Failure Predictors: Analysis of Geisinger's EHR may offer new links to heart failure
HealthLeaders Media
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The Dallas Morning News
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Healthcare Informatics
Hawaii News Now
San Francisco Business Times
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Physician Documentation
Geisinger's use of EHR lauded for streamlining documentation of health information
Healthcare IT News

ClinGen Project
Geisinger researchers awarded $24 million in NIH grants for genomic research
SmartBrief
Medical News
Newswise

Trusted Advisor
Geisinger launches program to help patients navigate health care reform
Pharmacy Choice

Modeling Excellence through Innovation
Press Ganey Q&A with Geisinger CEO Glenn Steele, MD, on relentless focus on improvement
Partners (.pdf)

Geisinger researchers receive $25M grant to initiate ClinGen Project
Four Geisinger Health System researchers have taken center stage in the national arena of genomics.
News Medical

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