List of potential Medicare measures published; Researchers digitize over a century of disease reports;

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a list of 234 measures under consideration for use in hospitals and other Medicare reporting and payment programs. List (.pdf)

> Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have digitized all weekly surveillance reports of diseases in the nation since the late 19th century into a single database, Medical News Today reports. Article

> The formation of one of the country's largest health information exchanges lends itself to an influx of HIE news around the U.S. Thirty-four Chicago-area hospitals are set to exchange patient data as MetroChicago HIE launches early next year, reports the Chicago Tribune. Article

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> Nebraska's official auditor has called for reform of that state's Department of Health and Human Services, saying it bungled its programs for aged, blind and disabled healthcare, wasting millions of dollars in the process, the Lincoln Journal-Star reported. Article

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> Employers have a bleak outlook about Affordable Care Act preparedness, healthcare cost containment strategies and the U.S. healthcare system's overall performance, according to a new survey from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Article

And finally…Shrunk and disorderly. Article