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 - Health IT Portal

More than one-third of U.S. consumers are uninformed about patient portals, according to findings in a survey conducted by Xerox.  

 - errors

Half of U.S. teaching hospitals are being penalized by Medicare for high rates of infection and medical errors.

 - Money in the Pocket

The Medicare Shared Savings Programs is growing with 89 new accountable care organizations joining the program.

 - warning, stop, caution

Another effort to shorten the EHR reporting period for Meaningful Use in 2015 came in the form of a letter from 30 members of Congress—28 Republicans and two Democrats—to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

 - Telemedicine

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published a 53-page guide tailored specifically to implementing telehealth in critical access hospitals and rural areas.