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FDA Seeking to Prevent Radiation Overdoses During CT Scans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been investigating reports that patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) brain perfusion scans were accidently exposed to excess radiation. The FDA found that when properly used, the CT scanners did not malfunction.

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MxSecure Releases MxTranscribe 4.0

MxSecure has launched MxTranscribe 4.0, a transcription service for small practices. The latest version of the firm’s medical transcription software offers physicians greater flexibility in managing office workflow and helps ensure complete care by allowing them to concentrate on patient care rather than managing medical transcription.

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Zynx Kicks-Off Pilot Focused on Healthcare Reform

Zynx Health, a provider of evidence-based and experience-based clinical decision support solutions, said it is kicking-off of a pilot program that addresses a new focus on healthcare reform and prepares for accountable care organizations (ACOs).

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Sage Integrity Meaningful Use Edition ONC-ATCB Certified

Sage Healthcare Division said that Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition v 6.2, its electronic health record and practice management solution, has been tested and certified under Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records ONC-ATCB program. 

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RECs Won’t Achieve Mission: Poll

An overwhelming 71% of respondents to a recent survey say they believe Regional Extension Centers (RECs) will not deliver on their mission.

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Iowa Taps Hielix, MEDNET for HIE Planning

The state of Iowa has selected Hielix and MEDNET to develop a strategic business and financial sustainability plan to support a statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE). 

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Website to Get Healthcare Pros Answers to Clinical Questions in 30 Seconds

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins recently launched 5MinuteConsult.com, a clinical decision support site that aims to provide healthcare professionals answers to their clinical questions in 30 seconds or less. The website helps healthcare professionals quickly obtain critical information for the diagnosis, treatment and management of thousands of diseases and conditions.

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Kaiser Permanente Wins ECRI Health Devices Achievement Award

ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, named non-profit Kaiser Permanente the winner of the 5th annual Health Devices Achievement Award for excellence in health technology management.

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Sage Undertaking Certification of Intergy Meaningful Use Edition

Sage Healthcare Division said that it is in the process of certifying Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition as a qualified meaningful use solution. Such an endeavor will enable physicians to qualify for incentives under the HITECH stimulus package under the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) Act of 2009.

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GPOs Not Saving Hospitals Money: Study

Hospitals spend more money on medical devices and equipment that is purchased through Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) than they would if they bought the items on the open-market, according to a recent study commissioned by the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). 

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