One year of EMR: How to adopt and adapt to technology; Public still differs on health reform, but most oppose defunding;

> FiercePracticeManagement editor Deb Beaulieu recently spoke with Randy A. Fink, MD, FACOG, medical director of the Miami Center of Excellence for Obstetrics & Gynecology, about his experience implementing Sage's Intergy EHR. Fink described the challenges, benefits and lessons brought in his group's EHR conversion thus far. FiercePracticeManagement

> Americans remain divided in their opinions of health reform, although most object to defunding the law, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health. FierceHealthcare

> The Texas Legislature is mulling steep cuts to Medicaid payments to providers beginning in 2012. The proposed cuts include a 10 percent reduction in payments to hospitals and a 33 percent cut in payments to long-term care facilities. FierceHealthFinance

> One hundred and fifty six active duty Army soldiers committed suicide in 2010, according to data released by the Army on Jan. 20, and post-traumatic stress disorder continues to be a major problem among the active duty and veteran populations. In an effort to combat PTSD,  48 Army healthcare sites now use virtual reality as an alternative treatment. FierceGovernmentIT

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