Health Care Buzz Today

May 19, 2011
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One-Third of Hospital ERs Have Closed in Past 20 Years. From 1990 to 2009, the number of hospital emergency departments in non-rural areas in the US declined by 27%, according to a study in this week’s JAMA.

One-Third of Hospital ERs Have Closed in Past 20 Years. From 1990 to 2009, the number of hospital emergency departments in non-rural areas in the US declined by 27%, according to a study in this week’s JAMA.

easiertoloseweight 150x99 Health Care Buzz TodayiPhone ‘Rewards’ Help Teens with Glucose Control. Giving teens iTunes cash in return for taking blood glucose measurements via a smartphone app seems to be working in a new pilot project at the University of Toronto.

More Docs Using Video Chat for Routine Follow-Up Visits. A full 7% of physicians are using video-conferencing to talk with patients, according to new data from Manhattan Research.

Florida REC Reaches Hundreds with EHR Help. More than 700 Florida providers have enrolled in the Center for the Advancement of Health IT, a REC program that will help them implement EHRs and achieve Meaningful Use.

US Reserves Right To Respond Militarily to Cyberattacks. The declaration came in a new White House international cyberspace strategy document which also covers issues including the free flow of information, foreign assistance and cybercrime.