Health care information technology vendors in recent days have announced new products, milestones and initiatives. Among them:

* MedAssets has introduced a bundled payments reimbursement system to aid providers in managing and making episode of care payments. The Web-based technology, which can bundle services adjusted for risk/severity at the patient level, inputs current fee-for-service claims data and groups it into a bundle based on quality benchmarks, according to the vendor. It then calculates compensation based on care a patient should receive per episode. Oregon-based Providence Health & Services is an early user of the system.

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