Low-income diabetics more likely to be hospitalized at end of month; 80% of docs say EHRs helped patient care;

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> The tightening of food budgets makes low-income people with diabetes far more likely to enter the hospital for low blood sugar at the end of the month, the New York Times reports. Article

> The United States Supreme Court has refused a physician group's request to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to Fox News. Article

> Nearly 80 percent of physicians say electronic health records have improved overall patient care, according to a study by Health Services Research. Abstract

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> Lawyers for a Sumter, S.C., hospital slapped with a $237.5 million federal judgment in a Medicare fraud case in October say the hospital may close if it is forced to pay the entire amount, according to local news reports. Article

> Fremont, Calif.-based Washington Hospital Healthcare System reimbursed its CEO for more than $20,000 in charitable contributions over the past three years, the San Jose Mercury News reported, including at least $11,000 to the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. Article

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