Should FDA approve video games as treatment for ADHD?; Patient ID glitches a problem for Australia's e-health system;

> Two technology start-ups are lobbying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve video games as a treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs and San Francisco-based Brain Plasticity Inc., believe that a game designed by the former could positively impact goal-directed behavior and concentration skills while boosting the ability to ignore distractions, the Wall Street Journal reports. Article

> Patient identity information held by public hospitals in Australia often doesn't match up with data that Medicare holds for the same patients, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. According to the newspaper, a report that the nation's Federal Health Department refuses to release found glitches in patient identity details for Australia's new electronic healthcare system in roughly 33 percent of cases. Article

> GE Healthcare IT announced this week that its customers have received more than $100 million in Meaningful Use incentive payments since the program's inception. From April 2011 to May of this year, ambulatory medical professionals using Centricity Practice Solution or Centricity EMR collected $80 million in incentives. Announcement

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