Exchange deadline isn't 'all or nothing,' HHS official says; Docs absent from social media, for good reason;

> The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) won't be taking an "all or nothing" approach to enforcing the health insurance exchange deadline, an agency official responsible for the establishment of exchanges said at a Health Affairs-sponsored meeting. "We are encouraged, we are optimistic, we think the states are doing a great job," said Steve Larsen, deputy administrator and director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. FierceHealthPayer

> Hospital Impact blogger Nancy Cawley Jean believes that time and patient privacy are two major concerns for doctors choosing to enter the social media age. "I know that social media is a wonderful and practical tool for many things in the healthcare industry," she writes. But "at the same time, I don't believe that it's an outlet for a doctor to provide emotional support or offer medical advice. The ramifications are just too great." Blog post

> Electronic health records software provider athenahealth announced that it will buy physician referral software company Proxsys, LLC in deal totaling $36 million, Health Data Management reports. athenahealth plans to boost its athenaCoordinator service with the acquisition. Article

And Finally... I wonder what this guy actually won for his, um, efforts. Article

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