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Cash-strapped hospital bosses employ American IT expert on a salary of £25,000 A MONTH…and even picked up his bar tab and his laundry bill

In England, Rotherham NHS Hospital is being criticized for spending $40,000 a month on consultants in hopes of salvaging a struggling $60 million Meditech implementation.

District Medical Group Partners with Medical Scribe Program to Optimize Electronic Medical Record

Phoenix, AZ-based District Medical Group hires scribes to support physician documentation in its transition to an EMR. The scribes has improved physician workflow and eliminated transcription costs.

UPMC Q3 operating income down by half

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports a nearly 50 percent drop in Q3 revenue compared to the same time last year. The drop-off would have been closer to two-thirds lost had UPMC not picked up a $53 million return on its 2006 investment in dbMotion, which sold to Allscripts this March for $235 million.

Tampa Stakes its Claim to Lead Healthcare into the Future

In an effort to attract jobs, Tampa is developing a city-wide program to embrace technology and best practices to reduce overall healthcare costs, generally the second highest cost for businesses after payroll. The program is being offered in lieu of the traditional tax breaks offered as an incentive by most cities.

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