iSalus Healthcare iPhone app allows docs to check patient records remotely; MAXIMUS now offers 'Meaningful Use Solutions'';

> Office information and patient records will be more easily accessible to physicians, thanks to a new iPhone app just released by web-based EMR and practice management software company iSalus Healthcare. Brief

> Government services provider MAXIMUS launched its Meaningful Use Solutions that it says will aid states in creating and implementing their EHR incentive programs. "Our [solutions] can help state Medicaid programs develop effective administration, oversight and audit of their EHR incentive programs to ensure program requirements are met and incentive payments are accurate and distributed in a timely manner," company president Bruce Caswell said in a press release. Press release

> It's not just would-be hospital patients putting off medical care because of cost concerns. According to the latest numbers from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, physician practices have also experienced significant slowdowns. Most notably, 79 percent of 4,008 patients surveyed visited a physician or health professional in the previous year, down from 85 percent in 2009. FiercePracticeManagement

> Surgeons tweeted updates during a recent double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville. While the operation was only the third double hand transplant in the U.S., it's probably the first accompanied by live tweeting. FierceHealthcare

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