Michelle Obama to promote health reform coverage for mothers, minorities; Fierce announces innovation awards;

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> Michelle Obama will promote healthcare reform coverage for mothers and minorities, noting mothers are key to getting uninsured consumers to sign up, according to The Hill's Briefing Room. Article

> Depending on who was speaking at a Pennsylvania House panel Wednesday, bills targeting the dispute between Highmark and UPMC will either fuel competition by allowing consumer to choose their preferred doctors or hurt competition by deincentivzing providers and insurers to craft benefit packages, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

> Amid problems with health insurance exchange sign-ups, the executive director of Minnesota's online marketplace, MNsure, resigned, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> FierceMarkets announced Tuesday its first annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition Winners. Honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children's Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Announcement

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> Federal mandates, technological advances, increased healthcare IT adoption and venture capital investments are among several drivers of the global healthcare analytics market, which is projected to be worth more than $21 billion by 2020 according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. Article

> Four out of five healthcare providers will not complete ICD-10 business changes and begin testing before 2014 hits, according to an ICD-10 readiness survey conducted by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange. Article

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