Patients happier at office than hospital; CMS to broaden EHR safe harbors;

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Provider News

> Patients are more satisfied with their healthcare than in the past, a new survey shows, but they're happier visiting their doctor than getting hospital-based care, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> UnitedHealth, along with three provider organizations, has launched a first-of-its-kind initiative to independently measure the effectiveness of medical devices--including stents, defibrillators, pacemakers, knee and hip implants, and heart valves, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

Health IT News

> CMS to extend EHR donor protections, FierceEMR reported. Article

And Finally…Payback for saying the dog ate his homework. Article