Delaware to reimburse for telemedicine services; Hospital CIOs honored as top information managers;

> Delaware's Medicaid program this week began reimbursing for telemedicine delivered services, according to the Cape Gazette. The hope, according to Gov. Jack Markell, is to improve care, particularly for patients in rural areas and for those patients for whom travel is difficult, such as the elderly. Article

> Three hospital CIOs were included on Information Management's list of top information managers for 2012, according to Health Data Management. Orlando (Fla.) Health's Rick Schooler joined Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's Deborah Norton and Partners HealthCare's James Nogan--both in Boston--on the list, which also comprised individuals from industries like finance, insurance, retail and manufacturing. Article

> Converting medical images from DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) files into MPEG-4 movies can help when such files need to be transferred from one area to another over low-bandwidth networks, like those in combat zones, reports. A study was published late last month in the Journal of Digital Imaging. Article

And Finally… Maybe the company should just hire robots instead. Article


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