Health Care Buzz Today

May 17, 2011
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Navy Calling on Gamers To Help with Security. The Office of Naval Research is rolling out the military’s first-ever online war game open to the public, crowd-sourcing the challenges of maritime security to thousands of “players” sitting in front of their computers.

Navy Calling on Gamers To Help with Security. The Office of Naval Research is rolling out the military’s first-ever online war game open to the public, crowd-sourcing the challenges of maritime security to thousands of “players” sitting in front of their computers.

facebook 150x150 Health Care Buzz TodayCalifornia Bill Would Give Parents Access To Kids Facebook Pages. Senator Ellen Corbett has introduced legislation that would force social networks like Facebook to give parents access to their child’s account and set all privacy settings to their maximum levels by default.

Scientists Find “Master Switch” Gene for Obesity. Scientists have found a gene that controls the expression other genes which are linked to diabetes risk and cholesterol metabolism. The discovery should help in the search for treatments of obesity-related diseases.

WellPoint Shakes-Up Hospital Payments. The insurance giant announced it will cut off annual payment increases to 1,500 hospitals across the country if they fail to score high enough on a test based on 51 indicators of treatment quality.

Study: ACO Costs Higher Than CMS Says. A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association estimates that the start-up costs for establishing an accountable care organization are several times higher than estimates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.