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The Hidden Surcharge Americans Pay for Hospital Errors

The Leapfrog Group releases a free online calculator that estimates how much hospitals end up adding to medical bills to account for their medical error-related losses.

Slow Ideas

Atul Gawande, renowned surgeon and public-health researcher, writes a piece in the New Yorker that discusses the inconsistent pace that innovation and technology is adopted in healthcare.

Barnaby Jack Dead: Celebrated Hacker Dies At 36

Barnaby Jack, the San Francisco-based hacker who grew famous exposing security vulnerabilities within medical devices, passed away late last week. Barnaby Jack’s work led to countless security improvements in the medical device field.

Aintree NHS saves £1m a year with electronic patient records

In England, Aintree University Hospital HNS reports that after implementing CCube Solutions’ document scanning and management system they were able to save $1.5 million per year in costs associated with maintaining a paper-based system.

Cerner Corporation (CERN) Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Cerner hosts its Q2 earnings call, assuring investors that while Q2 revenue was down slightly due to lackluster results from its technology resale operations, the company is still forecasting a $2.95 billion to $3.05 billion full year revenue.

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