ACA won't drive part-time employment; Death of man who struggled with DC hospital security ruled homicide;

News From Around the Web

> Speculation that the Affordable Care Act would increase part-time employment is unfounded, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Abstract

> A federal lawsuit has led a healthcare provider that serves jails in Alameda County, California, to lay off 40 percent of its nurses, according to SFGate. Article

> Authorities ruled the death of a 74-year-old man from neck injuries received during a struggle with security guards at the District of Columbia's MedStar Washington Hospital Center was a homicide, according to the Washington Post. Article

Practice Management News

> Telehealth visits are projected to grow to 7 million in 2018--a dramatic increase from 350,000 in 2013. And the global market for telehealth services is projected to hit $34 billion by 2020. As the high-tech ways patients seek care continues to evolve, so too are the ways physicians can take advantage of this growing trend, according to Medpage Today. Article

> Both doctors and patients crave empathetic relationships, but those relationships and the spirited patient advocacy they inspire can come at a steep price when they land physicians in hot water with their peers or with institutions, cautions Paul Keckley, Ph.D., managing director for the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. Article

And Finally… Two households, both alike in dignity. Article