Tablets can help people with moderate vision loss increase reading speed; Health IT entrepreneurs see reimbursement as the biggest challenge to innovation;

> Digital tablets such as Apple's iPhone or the Amazon Kindle can help people with moderate vision loss increase their reading speed by up to 15 words-per-minute, on average, according to research presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. Out of 100 participants in the study, all 100 gained no fewer than 42 words-per-minute when using an iPad to read compared with a print book or newspaper. Participants gained an average of 12 words-per minute using the Kindle. Announcement

> A recent survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based IT investment company InterWest found that out of more than 100 health IT entrepreneurs, 27 percent see reimbursement as the biggest challenge to innovation in healthcare, followed by the government at 19 percent. Interestingly, 14 percent of respondents said that Epic and Cerner were the biggest challenges to innovation. Graphic

> In his latest blog post, enterprise software analyst Shahid Shah says that the term "big data" is one that likely is misused in the healthcare industry. Instead, he says, "actionable data" should be the terminology used for industry efforts. Post

And Finally… Talk about adding insult to injury. Article


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