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The Forbes 400 Richest People in America

Judy Faulkner ranks #243 on Forbes 400 richest people in America. Cerner CEO Neal Patterson comes in at #352.

Government Seeking Inclusion of ‘Social and Behavioral’ Data in Health Records

CMS is looking into adding of social and behavioral data elements as mandatory structured data elements of Meaningful Use Stage 3. The National Academy of Sciences is studying how best to add social and behavioral data within EHRs.

New Telemedicine Bill Floated in the House

The US House of Representatives is considering a proposal that would help clear some of the current barriers to telemedicine by enabling doctors to treat Medicare patients over video across state lines.

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