Burwell:There is more ACA work to do: Religious freedom issues reduce numbers of autopsies;

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> U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says there is still a lot of work to do on the Affordable Care Act now that the U.S. Supreme Court has kept premium subsidies in place, Kaiser Health News has reported. Article

> The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would investigate musculoskeletal disorders linked to patient and resident, handling bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, tuberculosis and falls in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, AHA News Now has reported. Article

> Clashes over religious freedom issues have helped to curtail the number of autopsies being performed in the United States, Stateline has reported. Article

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> In recognition of how poor bedside manners could hurt both patient satisfaction scores and finances, more healthcare providers put a higher priority on physician empathy training, according to the Deseret News. Empathy--or showing patients that healthcare professionals care about them--is increasingly on the minds of providers and hospital leaders, especially post-Affordable Care Act, with Medicare reimbursements partially hinging on patient satisfaction scores. Article

Healthcare IT News

>  The proliferation of Internet-connected devices is changing healthcare delivery, said panelists at last week's 2015 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia. And there's much more disruptive tech in the industry's future. Brandon Staglin, director of marketing communications at the One Mind Institute, discussed the role of digital therapeutics in the treatment of neurological disorders, according to an article in Bioscience Technology. Article

And Finally... A 92-year-old woman carrying calcified fetus in body. Article

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