In the News This Week…

“NC Doctors Move Peers Toward Health IT,” Web posting,, Jan. 20, 2011

Community Practitioner Program (CPP) participant John Torontow, MD, gained national recognition this week when the US DHHS posted this story about his leadership in EHR adoption. Also quoted is Sam Cykert, MD, clinical director of the NC REC and Chair of the NCMS Clinical Quality and Health Care Financing Committee.

“After vote, what’s next for health care fight?,” The News & Observer, January 20, 2011

Reporter David Lightman of McClatchy Newspapers offers analysis and insight into the U.S. House vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“House Vote 14 – Passes Repeal of Health Care Law,” NY Times, January 20, 2011

Link provides listing of how members of the US House voted on the repeal of the health care law.

“Downsides to health law repeal,” The News & Observer, January 20, 2011

An op-ed by Mandy Ableidinger, director of policy and budget analysis at Action for Children North Carolina.

“Mentally ill wait longer in ERs,” The News & Observer, January 20, 2011

Staff writer Michael Biesecker examines the problem of longer waits for patients who seek help for mental illness in NC emergency rooms.


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