PSI wins $96M contract to provide coding for DoD's Military Health System; Medical trauma device market to hit $3.8B by 2016;

> Arlington, Va.-based Planned Systems International won a five-year contract to provide code maintenance for the Department of Defense's Military Health System worth $96 million, according to Washington Technology. Article

> An increase in the size of the elderly population will drive growth of the U.S. medical trauma device market to $3.8 billion by 2016, according to a report by Millennium Research Group. Press release

> An online tool created by the Pennsylvania Health Care Association/Center for Assisted Living Management (PHCA/CALM) will help elderly patients in their quest to find an adequate skilled nursing facility, according to a press release. The tool is located at FindPACare.org. Announcement

> Two major issues will play out in the health information exchange space this year, according to Informatics Corporation of America Chief Marketing Officer John Tempesco: 1) How to get the standards to work with each other so HIE and health IT vendors can share information collaboratively; and 2) How can said shared information be used to actually reduce costs and improve patient quality? Tempesco discussed those and other health IT issues in a recent interview with Brad Dodge of healthcare public relations firm Dodge Communications. Interview

And Finally... Alarm clock mode is meant to wake you up, not keep you up. Article

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