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Going Electric

Health IT systems will be integral to adopting a value-based payment system for healthcare in the US, says Science Progress, adding that electronic health records can help prevent medical errors and adverse reactions but, currently, 13 percent of physicians use basic e-health records. Science Progress also notes that the stimulus bill authorized $19 billion for health IT.

CNET has a three-part series delving into e-health records. First, they look at Kaiser Permanente's example of a paperless system though note that the systems should be added to improve healthcare and not just for technology's sake. Then, they have a series of FAQs clearing up what people mean by "electronic health record", what they might look like, and whether or not they are secure. Finally, CNET looks at implementation, or "why are doctors such Luddites?"

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.