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Loblaw makes $170-million cash bid for B.C. medical records company QHR Corp

In Canada, food and pharmacy retailer Loblaw Companies offers $132 million to acquire QHR Technologies, an EHR vendor with a 20 percent market share in Canada.

CommonWell Members Enable Patient Access to Their Health Data

CommonWell will now allow patients to self-enroll in its HIE, where they will be able to review and share their records with providers on the CommonWell network.

How Expanded Roles For Home Health Aides Can Improve The Health Of Older Americans

A pilot project in which home health aides performed medication reviews and documented visit notes in software that alerts clinical managers of concerning changes in health leads to 24 percent reduction in ED admissions.

US Residency Competitiveness, Future Salary, and Burnout in Primary Care vs Specialty Fields

A JAMA study finds an obvious correlation: lower paying medical specialties like primary care do not attract as many US medical school graduates as high paying specialties like neurosurgery.

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