Hospital mortality, length of stay by the phase of the moon; Telemedicine helps hospitals double revenue;

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> Hospitals that used telemedicine technology and referred patients to children's facilities saw their revenue increase significantly, according to research published this month in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

> Though doctors fear that "some bean-counter will decide what performance is," hospitals around the country increasingly are monitoring physician performance against established care goals, reports The Wall Street Journal. Article

And Finally… Using the Internet for good. Article