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Statement on FCC Decision to Allow Unlicensed Devices in Dedicated Health Care Spectrum

AHA sends a letter to the FCC criticizing a recent decision to open up new frequency bands for use by unlicensed devices because those frequencies had previously been reserved for use by patient monitoring devices.

Usefulness of Pharmacy Claims for Medication Reconciliation in Primary Care

A comparison between pharmacy claims data and EHR medication lists finds discrepancies between the two data sources 77 percent of the time. Researchers conclude that embedding pharmacy claims data into medication reconciliation workflows within EHRs could help increase medication list accuracy.

MedicineBall is the new Moneyball. WikiLeaks meets the #data scalpel

Healthloop founder Jordan Shlain, MD comments on the recent ProPublica surgeon scorecard publication, saying “the outcomes data feedback loop is in effect; forcing the house of medicine to take a data perspective on its future.”

Texas Health Resources Names New Chief Information Officer

Texas Health Resources names Joey Sudomir as its new CIO. Sudomir has held the position as acting CIO since April, when his predecessor Ed Marx, CHIME’s 2013 CIO of the Year, departed  to join the Advisory Board Company.

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