ONC taps Accenture to create framework for use of patient-generated data; Doc: Healthcare needs Steve Jobs-esque 'entrepreneurial superhero';

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> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has awarded Accenture a two-year contract to create a framework for best practices when it comes to use of patient-generated health data. Announcement

> Healthcare could use its own Steve Jobs--an "entrepreneurial superhero" who can sweep in and disrupt the industry, Damon Ramsey, M.D., writes in an article for STAT. Article

> A microscope that can create 3-D images of cancer cells could help researchers better study cells at a more detailed level. Experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center created the high-tech device. Announcement

Health Insurance News

> Despite recent critical remarks that diverged from his otherwise optimistic view of the Affordable Care Act marketplace, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini says in an interview with Kaiser Health News that he does support the exchanges and wants to work with the Obama administration to improve them. Article

> Health maintenance organization plans are making a comeback as an affordable option for healthcare coverage, even as payers continue to battle negative consumer perceptions that the plans limit choices. Article

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