Healthcare Data Digest, July 8, 2011
July 8, 2011 Volume 1 Issue 27

Welcome to this week's Healthcare Data Digest. In case you missed any of this week's headlines in our Twitter news feed, you can view them now:

  1. Heart Attack Death Rate Higher in U.S. Territories

  2. Many Physician Groups to Invest in Ambulatory EHR Solutions

  3. Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors Has Decreased

  4. New Chart: Who's Eligible for Smoking Cessation Programs?

  5. Nearly 350 Million Adults Have Diabetes

  6. No Decrease in Errors for Digital Prescriptions

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