Health plans on exchange offer bare cancer drug coverage; Microsoft, Purell focus on reducing HAIs

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> A new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has concluded that health plan offerings on state exchanges have limited cancer coverage and are often designed to extract the maximum out-of-pocket costs for drugs. Report (.pdf)

> Microsoft and the makers of Purell have teamed up to use cloud computing technology to try and improve hospital-acquired infection rates, Time magazine reported. Article

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> Proper, accurate measurement is crucial to addressing the growing issue of medical misdiagnosis, according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Houston is the best metropolitan area for registered nurses, according to a new analysis. Article

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> The ICD-10 implementation date has come and gone, and having the new code set go live was "absolutely essential," according to Richard Averill, senior healthcare policy adviser for 3M and a member of the Coalition for ICD-10's governing board. Article

And finally... Pigeons can detect breast cancer. Article

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