U.S. lagging behind on EMR use; Music therapy seen to improve patient condition

> A new study shows that the U.S. is adopting EMRs at a much slower rate than countries like New Zealand and the Netherlands. The study also concluded that the U.S. healthcare system hasn't improved much since 2006. FierceHealthIT

> The recently-passed bill protecting physicians from Medicare cuts also provides incentives and help for healthcare IT development. FierceHealthIT

> According to CDC data, CO is the state with the lowest prevalence of obesity, ranking in at almost 19 percent of its adults. The states with the highest percentage--over 30 percent--of obese Americans are MS, AL and TN. Article

> Some doctors are prescribing music for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients, stroke victims and patients who suffer from depression. Article

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