FierceMarkets announces Healthcare Edition Winners; Majority of states not prepared for infectious diseases;

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> FierceMarkets announced its first annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Winners. The Fierce Innovation Awards is a CIO-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthcareFierceHealthIT and FierceMobileHealthcare. Article

> More than 80 percent of oncologists were unable to prescribe the preferred chemotherapy for their cancer patients because of drug shortages at least once during the previous six months, according to a survey of 250 physicians published in the New England Journal of MedicineArticle

> The majority of states across the nation scored low in policies and practices that prevent, control and treat infectious diseases, according to a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationReport

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> As federal and state officials work to fix the user experience on health insurance exchanges, some back end problems remain, including ensuring consumers actually purchase health plans, reported InformationWeek. Article

> A charity in Los Angeles wants to sign up 50 uninsured consumers to plans sold through California's health insurance exchange, but insurers are pushing back, saying the program would bring in too many sick and expensive people. Article

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