HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: New 3D Visualization for Heart Procedures, A $2.1B Medicare Scam Targeting Seniors, Healthcare Organizations Are Reaching Analytics Maturity, Walmart Pilots New Healthcare Programs

Source: Health Data Management

Here's The Latest in Health Care:

• Surgeons may soon be armed with a new tool at their disposal to support complex structural heart procedures. 3D holograms enable heart teams to interact with patient-specific organs and tissue the same way they would with physical objects in the real world.  Read More

• Genetic cancer testing may be the next frontier in healthcare fraud. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently charged 35 people, including nine doctors, for a scheme that fraudulently charged Medicare $2.1 billion. Seniors where offered "free" cancer screenings in order to obtain their' Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing.  Read More

• A recent survey conducted by HIMSS took a look at how health care organizations are using analytics to determine financial, operational and clinical success. The results showed that those using clinical outcomes improvement as their key measurement for ROI reported seeing the greatest measured success.  Read More

• In an effort to cut health care costs Walmart will begin testing several new programs for their employees. These programs include connecting patients with local doctors, a concierge service, telehealth, and access to fitness clubs.  Read More

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