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1 in 4 Doctors Aren’t Coordinating Care Despite Obamacare Demands

A Commonwealth Fund study comparing care coordination across ten developed nations finds that only about 30 percent of family providers in the US are “always notified” when a patient is seen in the ED or discharged from the hospital. The report concludes that US physicians are “among the least prepared to manage conditions associated with aging outside of hospital or nursing home settings.”

Announcing the winners of the Top 50 in Digital Health

Rock Health announces the winners of its Top 50 in Digital Health, a summary of the most influential people and businesses working in the health IT startup space.

2015 Healthcare Information Technology Salary Report

A small HealthITJobs survey finds that the average healthcare IT professional earns $87,000 a year in the US, a drop from 2014’s $89,000 average. Respondents were largely dissatisfied with their earnings and more than 50 percent reported that they would change jobs within a year.

As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides

The New York Times covers the role drones may one day play in supporting elder care.

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