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Stinger Medical Merges with Enovate

Stringer Medical, which manufactures mobile workstations, has merged with its primary competitor Evnovate, resulting in the largest mobile workstation producer in the country.

Health Information Technology in the United States 2013

Since 2010, EHR adoption has tripled in the US, with 42 percent of hospitals and 38 percent of eligible providers successfully attesting to Stage 1 Meaningful Use .

CMS mulls payment policy changes on chronic care, telehealth

CMS is considering paying paying primary care physicians for chronic care management services without requiring an in-person patient visit, suggesting that telehealth services may finally become reimbursable.

OFT probe could ratchet up pressure on health IT providers

In England, the Office of Fair Trading is investigating health IT vendors that intentionally limit interoperability to gain strategic advantage.

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  1. More use of EHRs, but are the outcomes any better, and have the health care costs gone down? Just wondering if the RWJ folks would provide data that we can use meaningfully.







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