California to replace computer system for Medicaid billing; Dos and don'ts for healthcare tweet chatting;

> California plans to replace the 30-year-old computer system currently handling billing for its Medicaid program, with a new, more complex system, iHealthBeat reports. The projecgt is headed up by Affiliated Computer Services, which has a $1.7 billion contract with the state to handle the Medicaid Management Information System through 2016. Post

> Interested in joining a healthcare chat on Twitter but worried that you're not a medical professional? Don't worry about that, Phil Baumann--who leads such chats on #MDchat and #RNchat--tells MedCity News this week. Baumann and Eileen O'Brien, moderator of the tweet chat #SocPharm shared their list of dos and don'ts for tweet chats, which also includes not retweeting lots of links during chats. "You don't want someone coming in with spam about their blogs," Baumann says. Article

> A new health record bank at Harvard's Data Privacy Lab soon will enable anyone with a free account to own and manage a complete digital copy of their health records, according to an article recently published in PhysBizTech. Article

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