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> Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continued his quest for answers on the security of HealthCare.gov before its launch this fall today at a Committee on Oversight & Government Reform meeting. The subject of Thursday's hearing included subpoenaed contractor documents detailing early security gaps within HealthCare.gov. Article

> Patient portals, clinical data warehousing/mining and radiology barcoding applications are poised for rapid growth among hospitals, according to a new HIMSS Analytics report. Article

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