HIT Safety Center gets new name; Cleveland Clinic, Case Western team up on HIT education;

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> The Health IT Safety Center, created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, is getting a new name. It now will be known as a "Safety Collaboratory" instead of a safety center, according to Andrew Gettinger, M.D., ONC's chief medical information officer. The name change is to promote the concept of a "center without walls," Gettinger said at this week's Health IT Policy Committee meeting. Presentation

> The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University are working together on an education facility that will teach future healthcare workers about collaboration, especially in the face of an industry that's becoming increasingly digitalized. Curriculum may focus on use of simulators, 3-D printing and telemedicine. Announcement

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> An insurer operating in the District of Columbia was discriminating against its members with HIV by requiring them to pay disproportionately expensive copays to treat their condition. Article

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> It's time to overhaul the current use of the work relative value units to determine how physicians are paid, argues an article in the most recent issue of HFM Magazine. Article

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