Senate Republicans reintroduce bill to repeal IPAB; CHIME CEO says health IT can save the economy;

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> Last week, Senate Republicans reintroduced a bill to repeal the controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board, The Hill's Healthwatch reported. Article

> Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas, laid off 50 people after a drop in patient revenue streams, according to The Monitor. Article

> Doctors and trial lawyers in Oregon are backing a bill that would create a mediation process for patients injured by medical mistakes, the Gazette Times reported. Article

Health IT News

> Russell Branzell, CEO of Colorado Health Medical Group and CEO of CHIME, talked with FierceHealthIT about health IT's role in saving the economy. Interview

> Radiologists looking for cancer failed to realize they were looking at CT scans of gorillas, suggesting expert searchers miss things if they are not looking for them, according to a study in Psychological Science. Article

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