Proton radiation therapy use grows; EHNAC accreditation program focuses on security;

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> The number of children treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors has grown, according to a new study. The study pulled information from all U.S. proton therapy centers and found the number treated rose from 465 patients in 2010 to 722 in 2013. The research was led by Andrew L. Chang, M.D., medical director of pediatrics with the Scripps Proton Therapy Center. Announcement

> A new accreditation program for data registries by the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission ensures they meet privacy and security standards. New registries are being established as part of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 rule. Announcement

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> The business outlook for private insurance exchanges continues to improve even though the products have yet to reach their full potential, according to the results of an Array Health survey. Article

> The four words that prompted the Supreme Court to hear King v. Burwell may have made it into the final text of the law because of a drafting error. The Affordable Care Act uses the phrase through an exchange "established by the State" to describe the circumstances in which consumers can acquire insurance with federal subsidies. Article

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> Florida Gov. Rick Scott has asked for financial information from most of the hospitals in the Sunshine State, and many of them are telling them to go look it up himself. Scott's request is based on his recent creation of the Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding, which was convened to help him end a stalemate over a federal program that pays Medicaid dollars to treat indigent patients. Article

And Finally... Why is this even a world record? Article