Pentagon officials prioritize HIT initiatives; Web-based interventions prevent injuries in children;

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> Pentagon officials are prioritizing eight IT initiatives, including health information technology initiatives, according to a Washington Post article written by a government contract researcher. "Information technology will play a major role in the effort to save money," the article states. "IT has been recognized as an enabler of cost savings if done right, as demonstrated by the mandates driving cloud computing, data center consolidation, mobility and other technologies." Article

> A web-based intervention can prevent injuries in children, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Study

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> An accident involving an MRI unit, a metal walker, and a 79-year-old stroke victim is the basis for a malpractice suit in New York. On July 15, 2009, Daniel Mahony stepped into an MRI room at the Zwanger-Pearl Radiology center in Medford N..Y. with his metal walker, which was pulled from his hand by the MRI unit, causing him to fall and hit his head. Article

> More than 100 patients who underwent colonoscopies at Seattle Children's Hospital between 2011 and 2013 could be a risk for infection because of improper cleaning of equipment. Article

Health Insurance News

> Some Americans are declining Medicaid enrollment because they're afraid the government will swoop in after they die and seize their homes to recover medical costs, in keeping with a longstanding program prerogative. Affordable Care Act critics are having a field day with this possibility, calling it the "Medicaid asset seizure bonanza." Article

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