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Community Health Systems to spin off 38 hospitals, shift focus to larger markets

Community Health Systems will shed 38 of its 196 hospitals as it restructures to focus on larger markets. The health system, which currently owns 196 hospitals, will lose its status as the largest health system in the process.

FDA Clears First 3D-Printed Drug

The FDA has cleared a new 3D-printed oral epilepsy drug designed to dissolve with just a sip of water, even at doses as large as 1000 mg. The drug marks the first 3D printed medication to earn FDA approval.

Impact of the HITECH act on physicians’ adoption of electronic health records

A study published in JAMIA looks back on EHR adoption rates during  the five years since the passage of the HITECH Act, Surprisingly, researchers claim that the MU program only spurred EHR adoption by seven percent above the anticipated adoption rate given pre-MU adoption trajectories.

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