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Reexamining the Ethics of Personal Responsibility
Janice Simmons, Senior Editor
Healthy living is on the healthcare reform agenda this year, and the American College of Physicians is leading the march. As incentive plans move forward, ACP is offering recommendations for patient incentives to improve personal health responsibility.[Read More]
September 9, 2010
Editor's Picks

Fall Prevention Strategies Depend on Indoor, Outdoor Risk Factors
Older adults have different risk factors when it comes to indoor and outdoor falls. This subtle variation is often ignored and should affect how fall prevention programs are structured, according to a study from the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife.[Read More]

Urgent Care Could Replace ED For Some Patients, Report Says
A trip to a retail clinic or urgent care center can substitute for a trip to the emergency department for between 13.7% and 27.1% of patients who don't require hospital level of care, "with a potential cost saving of $4.4 billion annually," according to researchers from the RAND Corp.[Read More]

HHS Grants $17 Million for Patient Centered Outcomes Research
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that three sets of grants and cooperative agreements totaling nearly $17 million have been made available for patient centered outcomes research or what also is referred to as comparative effectiveness research.[Read More]

Physicians: Mobile Devices Expedite Decision Making
Two thirds of physicians say they are using personal devices for mobile health solutions that aren't connected to their practice or hospital IT systems, but nearly a third said their hospital or practice leaders will not support the use of mobile health devices.[Read More]
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