What are the dangers of a 'cut-and-paste' mentality for EHRs?; Insurers ride new wave of wellness-based plans;

> Is cutting and pasting a 'modern medical illness' or an attempt to fix an old malady? FierceHealthIT's Neil Versel is wondering exactly that with regard to modern electronic health records. "Poor decision-making leads to hundreds of thousands of serious medical errors and deaths each year, suggesting that old ways aren't working," he says. "Couldn't a little bit of standardization help? Commentary

> "The health reform law could provide new 'opportunities of convergence' as employers seek out the best bang for their buck and the nation's healthcare system takes on a newly preventive slant," writes FierceHealthPayer's Caralyn Davis. "If health insurers are able to create targeted wellness programs that address the needs of both employers and employees, we may soon enter a new age where the image of the health insurer as a mere pencil pusher is but a distant memory." Commentary

> According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40 percent of all Americans got ordinary flu vaccinations in 2009, likely due to fear of the swine flu. Brief

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