HealthCare.gov gets 4.7M visitors on day one; Radio frequency technology could improve hospital supply chain;

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> The first day health insurance exchanges went live, about 4.7 million people visited the federal website HealthCare.gov, according to The Hill's Healthwatch. With such consumer interest causing wait times, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services said it expanded the site's capacity. Article

> Cananadia researchers found "poop pills" may cure severe recurrent Clostridium difficile infections, NCB News reported. Instead of using nose tubes, colonoscopies or enemas, 27 patients swallowed fecal transplant pills and none had a recurrence of C. diff. Article

> A day after ordering Tuomey Healthcare Systems in South Carolina to pay $276.7 million over filing false Medicare claims, the federal judge reduced her penalty by about $39 million to correct a clerical error, The State reported. Article

Health IT News

> Secure cloud collaboration can help solve interoperability issues as it links mHealth and other applications among healthcare providers, TechCrunch reported. Article

> Using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to track medical equipment, blood, supplies and even patients is saving hospitals money, improving patient safety and facilitating patient billing, according to a review summarized in Perspectives in Health Information Management. Article

And Finally… Want to be more patient? Just wait awhile. Article

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