The Week’s Most Interesting Healthcare Reading (that you might have missed)

As we do every Friday, here are some of the more interesting, and important, healthcare stories of the week that may not have caught your attention:

•     In the effort to cut federal spending, the Center for Public Integrity reports that a target has been place on unspent economic stimulus dollars, including the funding dedicated to expansion of health information technology. 

•     It’s a tribute to the state of healthcare that life expectancy in America is up while the death rates from a plethora of illnesses are down. 

•     Employers are having an impact on their bottom line by investing in wellness

•     If you’re in the hospital, supplies may soon be brought to your room by a robot

•     Addressing one of the nation’s healthcare shortages, a growing number of medical students are planning to practice primary care.