ALSO NOTED: Tool calculates ROI on quality programs; Doctors resist e-mailing patients; and much more...

> A new tool could help health plans and providers demonstrate the return on investment from quality improvement. FierceHealthFinance

> While many patients like the idea of corresponding with their doctors via email, few physicians have gotten on the email bandwagon. FierceHealthIT

> San Diego, CA-based Scripps Health has acquired Sharp Mission Park Medical Group. The deal gives Scripps access to 35 family and internal medicine and pediatric physicians. Article

> Another health plan gets on the retail clinic train. Blue Cross of Tennessee has struck a deal with Walgreens' Take Care clinics. Article

And Finally...  It seems the governor of this Chilean suburb wants to make sure its seniors get their jollies. Article

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