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Viable health information exchange not likely until 2017

The results of a new survey show broad insight into the "tentative" progress that health information exchange and true interoperability have made. After polling nearly 2,000 health plan members and patients, 800 independent and employed physicians, 700 hospital executives,...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Register today for the 2015 Spring Forum being held April 23-24, 2015 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club....


Most of last week's headlines focused on the Affordable Care Act. Rightfully so, too — the open enrollment period ended, and then it didn't, and then it was reopened for those facing tax penalties, while the debate about King v. Burwell raged as the hearing date nears.

source: FierceHealthPayer

Millions of Americans with mental illness are hearing a loud and clear message: Get help. There’s still one question: Who is going to treat them? The shortage of mental health providers in the U.S. has long been considered a significant problem. But it is becoming...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Nearly 15 million people are living after a cancer diagnosis in the United States. This number represent over 4 percent of the population, an astonishing figure. And a growing one, as reported last year by the ACS and outlined by the NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship.

source: Forbes

In a new study, researchers have shown that an innovative technique — the use of DNA microcircles — has the potential to detect a broad range of cancers in the earliest stages by forcing tumors to create a unique protein. The proof-of-principal study from Stanford...

source: Fox News

A study from Finland suggests that saunas might have health benefits — at least, for men. During the study, men who spent time in a sauna seven times a week were less likely to die of heart problems or to die at all, compared to those who only visited the sauna once...

source: Reuters via Fox News


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