Six Republican senators criticize HITECH, saying that EMRs are increasing healthcare spending, that the government lacks a sound interoperability plan, and that the adminsitration is more interested in pushing money out the door than achieving specific goals.
Zhenqiu Liu, PhD has joined Cedars-Sinai as the director of bioinformatics in the Department of Medicine’s Hematology/Oncology Division. Lui will be developing highly personalized treatment plans for patients by uncovering the way individual genes and gene sequences respond to specific therapies.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine concludes that presenting fee data to providers at the time of order entry resulted in a modest decrease in test ordering.
ONC has launched a new challenge which calls for programmers to make use of the Healthdata.gov data API and TXT4Tots message library, a library of short, evidence-based messages focused on nutrition and physical activity, to create a new platform aimed at curbing pediatric health issues by educating caregivers.