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Gingrich Backed Individual Health Care Mandate

And other big government programs that benefited his clients: NYT

(Newser) - These days, like most Republicans, Newt Gingrich says he's opposed to the individual mandate in the Democrats' health care reform bill, which forces Americans to hold insurance. But in a May 2009 conference call with health care executives, Gingrich sang a very different tune, the New York Times has... More »

20K Patients’ Health Data Exposed Online

Stanford Hospital records viewable for a year

(Newser) - Confidential medical records of some 20,000 patients at a top hospital were posted online where anyone could see them—for almost a year. Somehow, data for Stanford Hospital’s ER patients moved from the hands of a billing contractor onto a Web site devoted to schoolwork help. The information... More »

Better Drug Records Might Have Saved Brittany Murphy

She may have been 'doctor shopping,' and if docs had known...

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy’s death may illustrate a grim truth: that “stars’ poison of choice is the legal and prescribed kind,” Rahul Parikh writes. Even sadder tragedies involving legal drugs might be averted if doctors embraced technology as much as, say, librarians. “Libraries are technologically integrated,” continues... More »

Wal-Mart to Offer Doctors Digital Health Record System

(Newser) - Wal-Mart is moving to provide a low-cost way for physicians in small offices to use electronic health records, the New York Times reports. The company—teaming with Dell for computers and eClinicalWorks for software—plans to offer a system for under $25,000, about half the current cost. The idea... More »

E-Records Improve Care, But Cost Discourages Doctors

Insurers, hospitals are main beneficiaries; feds weigh financial incentives

(Newser) - Doctors aren’t using electronic health records, though they lead to better care, a study reports. Why? The costs are prohibitive, especially for small private practices. E-records do bring savings—but for insurers and hospitals, not doctors who invest in them. The government is experimenting with financial incentives for doctors... More »

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