Wisconsin Researchers Develop Rapid Flu Test

Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Children’s Research Institute, and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin have developed a rapid, automated system to differentiate strains of influenza.

CMS and ONC Issue Regulations Pertaining to EHR Incentive Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) encourage public comment on two regulations that lay a foundation for improving quality, efficiency, and safety through meaningful use of certified EHR technology.

ADA Recommends A1C as Diagnostic Test for Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) new Clinical Practice Recommendations being published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care call for the addition of the A1C test as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes.

Prevalence of Thyroid Cancer Rises Sharply

The thyroid cancer rate is rising rapidly, especially among women. The American Thyroid Associations members are working to educate more people about thyroid cancer as well as treat and cure it.

HHS Announces New Health IT Workforce Grants

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of two additional grant programs to support the training and development of the skilled workforce required to support broad adoption and use of health IT.