7 ways technology will shape healthcare in 2013; CHIME CIO of the Year talks about future of health IT;

News From Around the Web

> GigaOM has reported on the seven ways technology will shape healthcare in 2013, basing their list on a PwC report listing the top issues in healthcare. Article

> James Turnbull, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives' CIO of the Year, recently talked to Healthcare Informatics about his role as CIO at University of Utah Health Care and his predictions for the future state of health IT. Article

> Verve, a European project that is investigating how gaming technology can help seniors, is worth more than $6 million, and is aiming to help seniors with fear, apathy or neurological disorders as a social tool, Informationweek Healthcare reports. Article

Health Insurance News

> Since this flu season started early and already has become widespread, more health insurance members may be receiving medical care and driving up costs for insurers. Article

> Insurers' ability to sell policies to millions of new members through health insurance exchanges could hinge upon a factor outside of their control--states' recruitment of enough consumers to shop on and buy policies from the online marketplaces. Article

> Anthem Blue Cross and the California insurance commissioner have been sparring publicly over the insurer's request to raise premiums, which the state has deemed "unreasonable." Article

Medical Imaging News

> Researchers are working on a system that will allow surgeons to use hand gestures to issue commands to a computer that will allow them to browse through and display medical images in real time. Article

> Annual Medicare spending on breast cancer is high--more than $1 billion a year--with no evidence that higher spending actually results in greater benefits for older patients, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

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