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    1. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      The simulation shows that the HIE is now capable of responding to queries and able to “pull” information from a variety of institutions. In October of 2012, Patrick participated in the Phase 1 launch of the HIE by sending his electronic medical record from Massachusetts General Hospital to Baystate Health in Springfield. This demonstrated the “push” functionality of the HIE, which does not help doctors collect information in an emergency.

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    2. State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

      State doles out $10M in 'Robin Hood' hospital funds

      “Community hospitals are an essential part of our health care delivery system and today commissioners voted to support critical investments that will strengthen CHART hospitals’ foundation and enable them to promote transformation,” Dr. Wendy Everett, HPC vice chair, said in a statement. “These awards are an important step toward achieving high-value, better outcomes, and more affordable health care in Massachusetts.”

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    3. Beginning today, doctors can grab far-flung medical records in emergencies

      At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center today, Governor Deval Patrick will participate in a simulation that will demonstrate a health information exchange that has real power to improve care and lower costs. The launch of this second phase means that the HIE is finally fully operational. The state was the first out of the gate with funding for the HIE, now called the HIway, back in 2009, after the approval of the federal HITECH act. The state won a total of $14 million from the Office of the National Coordinator, the health IT agency, and another $20 million from Medicaid ...

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    4. Patrick signs bill requiring oral cancer drug coverage, over business groups' opposition

      Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.
      The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
      “The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...

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    5. MassHousing awards $300,000 for "sober housing"

      MassHousing has awarded $300,000 to bolster housing for people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester. The grants will come from a MassHousing subsidiary called the Center for Community Recovery Innovations Inc., which has awarded nearly $6 million in grants for more than 1,400 units of substance-free housing in more than 30 communities.
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    6. Postal Service transport co. cuts 74 workers in Chicopee

      Alan Ritchey Inc. Alan Ritchey Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Pinole Point Business Park sold for .2MRichmond bags postal repair center Follow this company , a transporter of bulk mail for the U.S. Postal Service U.S. Postal Service Latest from The Business Journals Green Bay mail center insufficient for Oshkosh operationBizWeek: Batman and Super-Strong Corporate EarningsStudy: Foreclosure dilemma leads to long-term vacancies Follow this company , has announced it will lay off 74 workers and close a facility in Chicopee, Mass., after it failed to win a bid to extend its contract with the U.S. Postal Service.
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      Mentions: Chicopee
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