NHS secretary vows to revolutionize technology for healthcare; New sensor can detect bladder cancer cells;

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> National Health Service Secretary Jeremy Hunt made a vow to revolutionize technology use for healthcare in the United Kingdom with 240 million pounds in government funding. The Independent reported that new funding for NHS is "intended to help hospitals and GP surgeries introduce new systems that allow patient records to be accessed more quickly and prescriptions to be made electronically." Article

> A new sensor developed by researchers in Singapore can detect bladder cancer cells and track tumor progression. "The light-based sensor could eventually be used for the early diagnosis and subsequent tracking of the progression and treatment of many different tumors," said Yong Shin of the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics, who led the research. Announcement

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> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a list of 10 facts healthcare providers "need to know" about the online health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, created by healthcare reform. Article

> Wahiawa (Hawaii) General Hospital will pay $451,428 to settle False Claims Act allegations stemming from two whistleblower lawsuits, the U.S. Department of Justice announced last week. A doctor who worked at an outpatient clinic operated by Wahiawa General claimed the hospital improperly billed Medicare and Medicaid for services provided by resident doctors without the required supervision. Article

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