CCDs help UPMC coordinate care across various settings; Vendor bets on healthcare professionals as app sellers;

> The continuity of care document (CCD), a standardized care summary designed for information exchange among different kinds of electronic medical records, has not been widely used up until now. But the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is relying on CCDs to coordinate care as patients move through the system--which will help the hospital and its physicians in meeting requirements for Stages 2 and 3 of meaningful use. FierceHealthIT

> As discussions heat up about whether healthcare providers, rather than app stores, will be the resellers of healthcare apps in the future, a company that builds custom apps for clinicians has emerged on the scene. Pixineers, a San-Jose-based app developer, has created a specialty app for before-and-after imaging. FierceMobileHealthcare

> In an effort to help healthcare providers better tailor care to their patients' individual needs, the Cleveland Clinic has established the Center for Personalized Healthcare. FiercePracticeManagement

> A provision in the Affordable Care Act requires Medicare and new health plans to give Americans free preventive care. In theory, making these screenings free should help boost the number of people receiving preventive care. But will Americans bite? Many patients don't use these services. FierceHealthcare

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