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Data Points | Obamacare Open Enrollment

Data Points | Obamacare Open Enrollment

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 26, 2014

How many people visited HealthCare.gov over the first weekend of open enrollment? See the answer and find out other key stats on the second open enrollment under the reform law.

N.M. med society president-elect suspended over alleged misconduct

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job, having sexual relations with patients and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another...

Do employee wellness programs work? Studies say no … and yes

By Bob Herman  |  November 26, 2014

A pre-Thanksgiving clash emerged between healthcare experts who believe wellness programs sponsored by employers offer long-term savings and create a healthier workforce, and those who think such programs provide no value whatsoever.

Google offers high-tech spoon that stays steady in shaky hands

By Los Angeles Times  |  November 26, 2014

For a company best known for its search engine, Google is making big investments in the medical field: A contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels; magnetic nano particles to detect signs of cancer and impending heart attacks. Its latest medical venture is the Liftware spoon,...

Vanderbilt study demonstrates EHR data-crunching ability

By Darius Tahir  |  November 26, 2014

The potential of using large data sets to come to possible treatment-related conclusions not otherwise evident is demonstrated by results of a recent study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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