Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns; 'Markerless' motion sensor has healthcare applications;

News From Around the Web

> Samsung announced a new cloud-based health data service that aggregates readings from multiple devices and sensors. The company wants to create an open platform for digital health information to share among doctors, developers and patients that developers and scientists can also use to create algorithms to analyze the data and find new insights, Samsung said. Article

> The ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee has implemented a partial freeze of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS) codes prior to the implementation of ICD-10. The freeze would end one year after the implementation of ICD-10. "There was considerable support for this partial freeze," according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Interim final rule (.pdf)

> A "markerless" motion sensor solution called OpenStage uses multiple cameras and advanced algorithms to capture and display motion data in real time, without the need for special suits or elaborate setups. Healthcare applications include diagnosis of movement disorders, reports Entrepreneur. Article

Healthcare News

> Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this morning, two days after a Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General report revealed systematic problems that led to care delays at VA facilities across the country, FierceHealthcare reports. Article

Health Insurance News

> Medicare incorrectly dished out $6.7 billion too much for claims for evaluation and management (E/M) services in 2010, which represents 21 percent of the $32.3 billion spent on E/M services that year, according to a new report released this week from the Office of Inspector General. Article

And Finally... In hindsight, buying a purse made from recycled peanut shells wasn't such a great idea after all. Article

Suggested Articles

Ochsner Health System is partnering with Color to launch a population health pilot program to integrate genetic information into preventive care.

Health IT company Cerner announced a definitive agreement to acquire IT consulting and engineering firm AbleVets as a wholly owned subsidiary.

Tech giant Google has tapped former Obama administration healthcare official Karen DeSalvo as its first chief health officer.