July 14, 2009

links for 2009-07-14

  • Study reports that when socioeconomics, stage at diagnosis, and type of treatment were considered, race no longer predicted survival.
  • The [stimulus] bill offers medical facilities as much as $64,000 per physician if they make "meaningful use" of "certified" health IT in the next year and a half, and punishes them with cuts to their Medicare reimbursements if they don’t do so by 2015. Obviously, doctors and health administrators are under pressure to act soon. But what is the meaning of "meaningful use"? And who determines which products qualify? These questions are currently the subject of bitter political wrangling.

Posted by Staff at 12:04 PM
Category: Lunch Break Reading

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