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This week in health care (2/6/15)


Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:


• A new bill was sponsored this week in Minnesota to expand a program that offers financial incentives to clinicians and other health care workers if they commit to working in a rural area for at least three years after finishing school. Other similar bills have been passed in states with the goal to draw doctors to rural areas using financial incentives. Source

• Federal health information technology policymakers have laid out a robust interoperability plan that sets nationwide goals for 2017. The plan calls for health care providers to be able to use their systems to send, receive, and utilize a common set of electronic clinical information, such as patient demographics, lab test results, and identifiers for a patient's care team. Source

• Reuters released a report this week finding that major U.S. hospitals are adopting Apple’s HealthKit service, which acts as a storage unit for patient-generated health information like blood pressure, weight or heart rate. Apple's new health care technology is showing early promise among the hospitals as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Source

On The Front Lines:


This week Apple relinquished 0.10 percent of the mobile device pie to Android among pMD's charge capture users. Meanwhile, Apple is in the process of killing off the 13-year-old "iPhoto" application with a new and improved "Photos" app, released to developers on Thursday. While the name change itself is fairly anticlimactic, the new application is said to be more streamlined with iCloud, boasts a drastic visual redesign, and offers fancy editing tools.


FINAL RESULTS:


iOS: 90.48%
Android: 9.52%

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's charge capture physician users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.
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