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> Computerized brain training games could identify early cognitive impairment in cirrhosis patients, according to a study in Nature. "Short, brain-training games administered on an iPad can be used as psychometric tests to detect subtle cognitive impairments in patients with cirrhosis," the study's authors concluded. Abstract

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> The indictment of a former hospital chief financial officer for false Meaningful Use attestation has prompted a Congressional committee to probe deeper into how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services screens providers before doling out incentive dollars. Article

> Electronic health record use can be expanded to help jails reduce the costs of providing care and improve health outcomes, according to new research published in the March issue of Health Affairs. Article

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> A new research project uses video interviews of patients talking about their healthcare experience to trigger discussion among doctors, nurses, patients and family, in a new effort in the U.K. to collaborate and come up with ways to improve care, according to an announcement from University of Oxford. Article

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