Debating the value of remote monitoring for heart failure patients; N.C. kicks off telehealth network effort;

> Two physicians debate the value of remote patient monitoring for heart failure patients in CMIO magazine. Article

> Find out what you're up against if you need to hire new IT staff in the year or two ahead. Article

> Informatics Corp. of America just offered an free, open test environment it says developers and any vendors--not just ICA--can use to test the interoperability of their HIE-related products. Article

> North Carolina officials have gone live with the first of 24 nonprofit hospitals that eventually will be part of a statewide telehealth network, part of a $7.2 million project funded by the FCC's Rural Health Care Pilot Program. Article

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