Vomiting robot helps doctors; Efforts to prevent Medicaid fraud boast positive ROI;

News From Around the Web

> A vomiting robot named Vomiting Larry is helping researchers at Britain's Health and Safety Laboratory study norovirus and figure out how "vomit takes flight." They've discovered that norovirus can travel up to 10 feet, which frequent sufferers from nausea may have been able to tell you already. Article

> Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity information/business services and healthcare firm, announced its acquisition of GetWellNetwork this week. Article

> Patients at Cambridge Healthcare in the U.K. have a newly integrated electronic health record system, free for all National Health Services patients. Article

Health Insurance News

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will not become a mutual insurance company after Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill approving the transition. Article

Health Provider News

> Efforts to prevent Medicaid fraud and abuse have shown a big return on investment in Florida, where the state gained $6.80 for every dollar spent on prevention and recovery, according to a report released yesterday from the state Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Article

And Finally... I hope that Honey Bun was worth it. Article


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