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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights of HHS, will be nominated to take over as the Department of Homeland Security’s director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Other new NC laws taking effect with the new year

In North Carolina, a law that took effect on January 1 requires that all hospitals connect with the North Carolina HIE and submit data on any services paid for by Medicaid.

Pentagon Kicks Off Procurement To Maintain Current Health Record Until 2018

The DoD initiates a procurement process that will allow it to stick with its existing EHR until 2018.

Cerner ‘seals the deal’ on $4.3 billion office plan at Bannister site

Cerner completes its purchase of a 237-acre property outside Kansas City where it will build a $4.3 billion campus over the next 10 years, eventually providing office space for 15,000 employees.

Digital Health Funding: A Year In Review

Health IT startups raised $1.9 billion in VC funding during 2013, a record breaking year and 39 percent increase over last year. Most money went to EHR vendors, big data startups, population health tools, wearable biosensors, and patient engagement platforms.

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  1. “Health IT startups raised $1.9 billion in VC funding during 2013…”

    There’s gold in them thar hills. Interestingly aggressive efforts to take part in the 18% of GNP comprised by health care, and expand it to 25%, which is what these HIT “innovations” will accomplish under the guise of reducing health care costs.

    Has any one ever heard of a private/public/government programme that becomes financially more efficient?

    Even the wage and price freeze guided by CMS, in which doctors are paid so little that they can not find MDs to care for the Medicaid patients, will run up the overall costs…and Obamacare, fuhgetabout it, because the $billions being spent on the programme, its HIT and regular IT, and the consultants will never be recouped.







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