Radiologists skeptical about Meaningful Use; Sebelius announces texting program to help teens quit smoking;

> Most radiologists are eligible to participate in the electronic health record incentive program, but many of them have concerns about the applicability of the Meaningful Use requirements to their specialty, according to a new report issued collaboratively by KLAS Research and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). FierceEMR

> Healthcare technology company The Trizetto Group named Pierre Samec executive vice president and chief technology officer. Samec, who will be responsible for driving innovation and technological productivity, previously served as executive vice president and CTO at Expedia. Announcement

> In a new eBook, West Wireless Health Institute Vice Chairman Eric Topol--also of The Scripps Research Institute--writes about how the practice of medicine will be "fundamentally transformed" by new personal technology, particularly mobile technology. "We now have the extraordinary, innovative tools to digitize human beings and prevent diseases and conditions that otherwise would occur," Topol said in a statement. "However, the only way this can move forward is through a consumer revolution." Announcement

> In her keynote address at this week's mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the launch of a new program--SmokeFreeTXT--that aims to help teens quit smoking. Sebelius also said she had put together a task force to explore mobile health technologies in areas like diabetes education, asthma management, and emergency preparedness. Read the full speech

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