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Nebraska County Report Shows Health Disparities Between Black, White Residents

Blacks in Douglas County, Neb., have higher rates of cancer death, cardiovascular disease, infant mortality, sexually transmitted infections and other health issues than whites, according to a report released Friday by the Health Department, the Omaha World-Herald reports.

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US Hospitals Increasing Use Of Health Information Technology

The U.S. health care system -- traditionally a"notoriously paper bound industry" -- is increasingly adopting health care information technology in an effort to improve patient safety,satisfaction and efficiency, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. According to the Inquirer,the growth in usage is in "response to pressure to reduce errors, use space and employees more efficiently, and give savvy patients reasons to choose a particular hospital over a competitor."

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