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> The American Medical Group Association, which represents large practices like the Cleveland Clinic, wants to see the government help to pay for their growing investments in cutting edge technologies like EMRs. Report

> For the past decade, surgeons have been performing fewer heart bypasses, opting to treat patients using stents instead. But in light of recent stent safety concerns, it sees that heart bypass surgery deserves a second look. Article

> Duke University has decided to streamline its relationship with doctors and patients, building a web portal which it intends to see become a central hub for such communications. Report

> Researchers edging closer to tabletop X-rays. Report

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