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January 24, 2013
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  • Nonprofit group announces Intelligent Hospital Awards recipients
    The recipients of the Intelligent Hospital Awards, which recognize the efforts of providers to adopt advanced wireless platforms to boost patient care, were recently named by the RFID in Healthcare Consortium. Among the winners were Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, which got the Most Innovative Use Case award, and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, which received the Best Comprehensive Integration award. Healthcare IT News (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  EHRs and MU 
  • Ad-based EHRs save doctors money but raise practice concerns
    Advertising linked to EHRs could help small physician practices afford to implement EHR systems, but there are questions about whether advertising exerts undue influence on prescribing patterns, experts said. Patient privacy also is a concern, due to possible mining of patient information for advertising use. EHR Intelligence (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advancing Care With IT 
  • Mich. health system creates ACO with 8 physician groups
    The University of Michigan Health System has worked with eight provider groups in the state to set up an accountable care organization. Called the Physician Organization of Michigan ACO, the initiative was among the latest ACOs to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and includes more than 1,800 doctors serving about 81,000 patients. Modern Physician (free registration) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • Pediatric hospital confirms possible data breach
    Stanford University School of Medicine and the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford announced a potential data breach that may have affected about 57,000 pediatric patients. The incident occurred when a laptop computer with limited patient data was stolen from a doctor's vehicle. Data stored on the unencrypted device included patients' names, birth dates and medical record numbers. Healthcare Informatics online (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • VCs invested $907 million in mobile health last year
    After a strong first six months in 2012, venture capitalists' mobile health investments fell in the final two quarters of the year, according to Mobile Health Market News, which pegged total 2012 spending at $907.7 million with a 6% decline in the fourth quarter compared with the previous period. Health IT accounted for the greatest share of investments, followed by health care monitoring. Healthcare IT News (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Track 
  • HIMSS names winners of scholarships, awards for 2012
    HIMSS has selected the recipients of its 2012 awards and scholarships. Awards were given in several categories, such as industry service and HIMSS service, and scholarships were given to 10 health IT and management systems students. "The HIMSS award recipients are individuals and organizations that have contributed to HIMSS mission of leading health care transformation through the effective use of health information technology," said JoAnn Klinedinst, HIMSS professional development vice president. Healthcare Informatics online (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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