Barriers to advancements in cancer research; Strategies to invest in population health management;

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> NPR talks with Greg Simon, executive director of the Obama administration's Cancer Moonshot Task Force, about the barriers to advancements in treating cancer. Article

> A blog post at Hospitals & Health Networks offers six strategies for organizations to get the most out of investing in population health. Article

> The FBI has accused the owner of a North Texas medical company of directing nurses to give hospice patients overdoses of drugs to speed up their deaths and maximize profits, NBC 5 reports. Article

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> Consumers are willing to use personal health records but barriers imposed by others and the low bar set by the Meaningful Use program are impeding such adoption, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> Clinical decision support systems malfunction more often than expected and are frequently undetected before they reach users, which could lead to major patient safety problems, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article

And Finally... Misdirection. Article