Physician smartphone adoption said to top 80 percent by 2012; Two new surveys downplay federal HIT stimulus money;

> More than 80 percent of U.S. physicians will have smartphones by 2012--up from 64 percent in 2009--and half of that group will use their phones for patient care, administrative functions like charge capture and even continuing medical education, according to a new report from Manhattan Research that drills deeper into data first released last fall. FierceMobileHealthcare

> The Medical Group Management Association on Friday released the results of a survey saying that more than two-thirds of practice executives believe that physician productivity would decrease because of the current proposed CMS criteria for meaningful use. Though 31 percent of respondents said productivity would increase by more than 10 percent, the MGMA still was critical of the proposal. FierceHealthIT

> According to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association, blacks are twice as likely, and Hispanics one-and-a-half times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites. Article

And Finally... When the goods are delivered, will the recipient have to sign for the package in blood? Article

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