A simple way to cut healthcare costs; Social medicine helps identify strep outbreak;

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> A study led by a Loyola University Medical Center ENT physician shows how a simple action can reduce healthcare costs without compromising care. Article

> Social media helped identify the source of a foodborne strep throat outbreak among people who attended a Minnesota high school dance team banquet, a case report says. Article

> The top attorney for the state of Florida asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reinstate a Florida law that regulates what physicians can ask patients about gun ownership, asserting that the law does not actually stifle such questions. Article

Health IT News

> Technology is playing a key role in the success of accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to technology leaders of the remaining Pioneer ACOs. Article

> Patients who regularly seek care and who have an account through a patient portal are more likely to seek e-visits, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

And Finally… Not a bad return on investment. Article