Truman Medical Center to pilot Cerner innovations; Johns Hopkins computer model predicts lifetime care for HIV patients could avert more than 275K deaths;

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> Kansas City, Missouri-based Truman Medical Center on Monday announced an "expanded strategic relationship" with Cerner, in which TMC will pilot innovations developed by the electronic health record vendor. Announcement

> A new computer model developed by specialists at Johns Hopkins University predicts that by improving efforts to keep people with HIV in lifetime care, 752,000 new HIV infections and 276,000 AIDS deaths could be averted over the next two decades. Announcement

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> Medication errors or unintended drug side effects occurred in about half of all surgeries done at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital within an eight-month period, according to a study conducted at the world-renowned healthcare organization. Article

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> Congressional leaders and the White House have reached a tentative budget deal, which if passed would prevent a rise in Medicare Part B premiums for some seniors. Article

> California residents who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medi-Cal aren't flocking to a new coordinated care project known as Cal MediConnect, according to a new survey, but that's largely because they're happy with the care they already have. Article

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> The chief executive officer of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City argues that Medicare's current structure for managing patient readmissions penalizes hospitals that treat the poorest patients. Article

And Finally... Probably should have dressed as a storm trooper. Article