Former audit committee head of WellCare continues her fight; EMRs may increase nurse staffing, raise costs;

> The WellCare boardroom spat is far from over. Regina Herzlinger, who resigned from the board of long-troubled WellCare Health Plans, tells footnoted.org that she will soon file a response to the WellCare's board explanation in its 8-K of Herlizinger's departure from the board, where she served as head of the all-important audit committee. FierceComplianceIT

> If there was ever any question about whether EMRs would improve outcomes and save money, well, those questions persist. Arizona State University researchers studied the experiences of 326 hospitals in California over a 10-year period and found that even "advanced" EMRs can raise costs, necessitate higher nurse staffing levels and even increase complications, though they did find lower mortality rates for some conditions. FierceEMR

> Hospital Impact's Nancy Cawley Jean believes that hospitals can learn lessons on the right and wrong ways to utilize social media from a company like BP, which she points out, did itself no favors by avoiding responsibility for the recent oil spill in the Gulf. Commentary

And Finally... Maybe this is a new NBC publicity campaign. Article

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