Survey: Top CMIO focus is on reducing errors; High blood pressure costs U.S. health system $73B annually;

> Top IT priorities for CMIOs in 2010 include reducing medical errors, delivering clinical knowledge to practicing physicians and implementing EMRs, while on the business side, CMIOs are planning on concentrating on EMRs, CPOE and clinical decision support this year. FierceHealthIT

> After not being able to show that it provided the minimum number of hours of rehabilitation therapy required under Medicare guidelines, Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mass., has agreed to pay $2.79 million in a False Claims Act settlement. Press release

> According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high blood pressure is one of the most neglected diseases in the U.S., costing our health system roughly $73 billion annually. Article

And Finally... I know some cows that might disagree with this. Article

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