La. provider nation's first to receive Meaningful Use Medicaid incentive money; CIO ponders Facebook use;

> Winnfield, La.-based Winn Community Health Center became the first provider in the nation to receive Meaningful Use Year Two Medicaid incentives for its adoption of electronic health records. According to an iHealthBeat post, second-year payments are worth $8,500 per eligible provider. Announcement

> In his most recent blog post, Dale Sanders, mentor CIO for the Cayman Islands National Health System and senior research fellow at the Advisory Board Company, calls Facebook an experiment as both an IT professional and corporate executive. "The recent flap over employers asking for Facebook passwords is an interesting twist on personal honesty versus personal privacy--should we care if we have no secrets?" he asks. "Does social media reveal the truth and real person in us or not?" Post

> Competitive bidding over medical devices can reduce Medicare waste and fraud, according to a recent Associated Press article. Specifically, the government estimates that competitive bidding with limited approved suppliers in various locales could save Medicare close to $26 billion from 2013 to 2022. Article

And Finally... Intelligence knows no bounds. Article

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