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No easy answers: Practicing medicine amid the push and pull of healthcare

I'm not sure if I love it or hate it when this happens, but today's issue of  FiercePracticeManagement  is an example of one that includes more discussion points than clear-cut advice. Many questions raised by these stories surround the idea of influence--identifying it, disclosing it and attempting to control it.

Even after lawsuit, doc says defensive medicine harms care

Involvement in a malpractice lawsuit forever changed the way Ruth Kannai, M.D., evaluated her patients' health risks, she wrote in an article published in the  Annals of Family Medicine.  The family physician compared the way she would handle a situation before the family of a deceased patient sued her versus after--which almost always involved more tests, follow-up and caution than her training or experience taught her was necessary.

Competing pressures put docs between a rock and a hard place

The pressures to reduce costs, avoid lawsuits and please patients increasingly put doctors between a rock and a hard place, according to a recent  arti cle  from  Medscape.

Healthcare stakeholders 'incredibly concerned' about Meaningful Use reporting period

Seventeen major stakeholders have joined forces in a rising groundswell, sending a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell urging immediate relief from the Meaningful Use program's full year reporting requirement using 2014 certification criteria in 2015.

CDC issues enterovirus recommendations; McDonald plans to increase VA pay range;

News From Around the Web > The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued recommendations on enterovirus D68, which infected more than 100 people in 10 states. Recommendations >...

How safety-net ACOs can achieve the Triple Aim

Safety-net accountable care organizations can deliver care that achieves healthcare's "Triple Aim" of better care, improved health and reduced costs, according to a blog post from Health Affairs.

115,000 could lose health coverage over missing immigration status documents

Nearly 115,000 individuals could lose their health coverage on October 1 because they failed to provide documents proving they are United States citizens or legal immigrants. 

States game Medicaid for millions

Many states avoid paying their share of Medicaid expenses, an issue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has known about for more than a decade, according to the  Washington Post.

ONC names new head for Consumer e-Health program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced on Thursday that Lana Moriarty will serve as the agency's Acting Director for Consumer e-Health.

Report: Malware infections spiking on mobile devices

Security threats to mobile devices is spiking as malicious software infections increased 17 percent in the first half of this year, which is nearly double the rate of 2013, according to a report from Alcatel-Lucent Kindsight Security Lab data.