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> As elsewhere in the country, D.C. has instituted rules limiting data mining for physician prescribing patterns--but will they stand? Article

> CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's CEO talks about building a secure electronic health record system--and rolling out pay-for-performance. Article

> California has expanded its data protection rules to require disclosure when electronic health data or health insurance information is breached. FierceHealthIT

> A new study suggests that some point-of-care IT technology can sometimes get in nurses' way. FierceHealthIT

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