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Merging Social and Traditional Media

When actor Ashton Kutcher bested CNN by reaching 1 million Twitter followers first, it was the cyber smackdown heard ’round the net.More recently, after traditional journalists were banned from...

Cimino Steers RWJH to Forefront of Care

In its former incarnation as Hamilton Hospital, what is now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton was described to its new chief executive officer Anthony J. Cimino as the...

UMCPP May Change Plainsboro’s Plans

Construction on the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro has begun, and already its effects can be seen on the surrounding community. Three new buildings in Plainsboro’s...

Bill Requires Public Reports on Patient Safety

A doctor or nurse who observes a medical error or a near miss has long been able to report the problem anonymously under New Jersey’s Patient Safety Act. Kerry...

New Jersey Seeks Proposals for Health Data Sharing

The state has released a Request for Applications seeking innovative health-information exchange projects that hold the promise of improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare around the state. The...

Life in the Fast Lane

Crosstown MoveAmpericon Inc., 1 Tamaron Court, Monmouth Junction 08852; 609-945-2591. Vivek Bhatnagar, president. www.ampericon.com.Ampericon, an alternative energy company, has moved from 195 Nassau Street to Monmouth Junction. “We needed...

The Final Round of the Kennedy/Dunne Saga

My brother need not be idealized or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man who saw wrong...

Between the Lines: Writing about Health

While sometimes there seems to be no limit to what we will cover (how the heck did our editor sneak that piece about Ted Kennedy and Dominick Dunne into...

Decoding the Web’s Hidden Messages

Finding and decoding that secret message in encrypted text has lured treasure seekers over the high seas and readers by the thousands to the “Da Vinci Code.” Far less...

NJ Hospitals to Participate in ‘Gainsharing’ Project

Twelve New Jersey hospitals and their participating physicians are taking part in the Physician Hospital Collaboration Demonstration, a Medicare project that will evaluate “gainsharing” — basically paying doctors to...