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Morning Headlines 1/10/13

Primary Care Physician Shortages Could Be Eliminated Through Use Of Teams, Nonphysicians, And Electronic Communication

Analysis from this month’s issue of Heath Affairs concludes that the anticipated primary care physician shortage could be resolved by moving to a team-oriented care model and expanding the use of non-physicians. The study was conducted jointly by Columbia and Wharton Business Schools and included no clinicians on the research team.

Benefits Consulting Firms Form Acclaim Health Analytics, LLC

Consulting firms Peel & Holland, Silberstein Insurance Group, and Virtus Benefits create a jointly owned data analytics company called Acclaim Health Analytics, which aims to aggregate health data to identify actionable health risks.

LifeBridge Health Names Tressa Springmann Chief Information Officer

LifeBridge Health, a Baltimore-based three-hospital health system, names Tressa Springmann as CIO.

Hottest IT jobs are in health care

Healthcare ranked as the fastest growing segment of the IT jobs market in 2012 and looks to repeat in 2013. Insurance and finance also outperformed the overall IT jobs market.

 At CES, staying healthy the high-tech way

The Boston Globe covers the growth of health IT startups representing the industry at this week’s CES tradeshow.