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Privacy Concerns Halt UCSD’s Posting Of Patients’ Physician Critiques

UC San Diego Medical Center suspends its plan to publish physician ratings on its website after realizing that it solicited reviews from patients without informing them that the responses would be used in a public forum.

SA Health is offering $90,000 for a spin doctor to sell its EPAS electronic patient record project

South Australia is looking for a spokesperson to reassure the public that its over budget, behind schedule 80-hospital Allscripts EHR implementation is still a worthwhile investment.

70% of Consumers Still Don’t Price Shop for Healthcare Services: HealthMine Wellness Survey

A survey of 750 consumers enrolled in wellness programs finds that 70 percent do not compare prices before seeking medical services or pharmaceutical drugs, while only 29 percent of health plans offer online tools that would help consumers price shop.

Man lives for over a year without a heart in his body

CNET profiles the SynCardia Freedom Portable Driver, a 13 pound machine that fits in a backpack and uses compressed air to keep blood pumping through the body. A Michigan man has been using one for more than a year while waiting on the transplant list for a new heart.

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