Federal government seeks to step in on post-hospital Medicare; Americans with chronic conditions less likely to use search engines;

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> The federal government wants to assert control over Medicare spending on post-hospital care, Kaiser Health News reports. Article

> Americans with one or more chronic illnesses or conditions are more likely to seek information via specialized sites, such as WebMD, rather than search engines like Google, than healthy people, a new Pew Internet and American Life Project survey finds. Survey

> A new device could enable users to detect their risk of infection from a drop of blood within minutes, according to a study published in the journal Technology. Study

 

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> To help bring physicians on board in its clinical documentation improvement program, Baptist Health South Florida has dubbed the effort "CDI: Miami." Article

> Simultaneously changing both the infrastructure of a health system to support expansive health IT efforts and the methods by which IT tools are deployed is a process that will take time and mature unevenly in different settings, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Managed Care.  Article

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