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> The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services promoted two executives--Tim Love and Dave Nelson--to the roles of chief operating officer and chief information officer, respectively, the Wall Street Journal reported. Love and Nelson, who replace former executives Michelle Snyder and Tony Trenkle--both of whom left the agency in the wake of the much maligned HealthCare.gov rollout--will help to oversee the repair work to the site and manage the transition to a new hosting company. Article

> The government of Wales has committed £9.5M (more than $15 million) to a new health IT and telehealth fund, the British Journal of Healthcare Computing reported. The Welsh government hopes the funding will build on other investments made in the region through the Health Technology Fund and Rural Health Innovation Fund. Article

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> Data analysts who worked on President Barack Obama's winning campaigns will partner with New Jersey health providers to track treatment patterns of people who enroll in Medicaid or the new insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. Article

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> Participation in the Meaningful Use incentive program carries on, with more than 83 percent of eligible hospitals and 49 percent of eligible professionals attesting, and close to $18 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments issued as of November 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Article

> Determining medical students' individual beliefs about the' usefulness and usability of electronic health records can enable medical schools to better tailor EHR training and improve clinicians' acceptance of the systems, according to a new study in the AHIMA Foundation's Perspectives in Health Information Management. Article

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