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Arcadia Solutions announces Sean Carroll as CEO

Sean Carroll (SVP healthcare at Nuance) has been named the new CEO of strategic consulting firm Arcadia Solutions.

South Jersey Healthcare Selects Perioperative Management By Surgical Information Systems

Two-hospital South Jersey Healthcare signs with SIS to provide a perioperative management solution to complement its Soarian Clinicals EHR.

PwC finds HIT worker shortage bigger than expected

A recent study released by PwC finds a larger than expected shortage of qualified HIT workers, leading many to look outside the industry to fill gaps.

ICD-10 transition to move forward, CMS says

CMS announces that October 1, 2014 is a firm and fixed switchover date for ICD-10 codes and that no additional delays will be considered.

Time to Stop Tyranny in Medicine

Time to stop the tyranny in medicine is the general theme of the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, citing ICD-10 mandates, Meaningful Use requirements, e-prescribing, and Physician Quality Reporting System as indicators that things have gone too far.

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