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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Principal Deputy Administrator Jonathan Blum is stepping down from his post after more than five years on the job.

 - Checklist

The ECRI Institute, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care, released a report outlining its top 10 patient safety concerns.

 - Doc in OR, HIE

Participants in Maine’s health information exchange, HealthInfoNet, now can access the state’s prescription monitoring program.


Use of a health information exchange tool in emergency departments helped physicians avoid duplicative diagnostic testing and identify drug-seeking behavior in patients, according to a study published in Applied Clinical Informatics.

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The quality of health information individuals discover from online searches varies significantly depending on what is asked and the results could be hazardous to one’s health, according to a University of Florida study.