In the News This Week…

CMS pays out nearly $90M in MU incentives in September, 10-13-11, Healthcare IT News

Senior Editor Diana Manos writes about the latest incentive payments to eligible providers under the meaningful use EHR incentive program.

How Medicare Fails the Elderly, 10-15-11, The New York Times

Author and former reporter Jane Gross comments on public misperceptions about Medicare.

Emergency room use reaches a record high, 10-18-11, Modern Healthcare

Writer Andis Robeznieks reports that ER visits reached a record high in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

3 health IT success stories, 10-10-11, Healthcare IT News

Web Content Producer Michelle McNickle spotlights Rex Healthcare in Raleigh as one of three organizations that have successfully managed to adapt new health information technology.

Those Scan Results Are Just an App Away, 10-15-11, The New York Times

Writer Anne Eisenberg examines the growing number of apps being made available for the delivery of health care.

Navigating the Net Wisely in a Health Crisis, 10-3-11, The New York Times (reprinted in The News and Observer 10-18-11)

Columnist Jane E. Brody offers patients practical guidelines on using the Internet for health care information.

Presbyterian Healthcare plans $84 million orthopedic hospital in Charlotte, 10-17-11, The Charlotte Business Journal

Staff writer Jennifer Thomas reports on plans by Presbyterian Healthcare to seek approval to build an $84 million, 64-bed facility in Charlotte.


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