Boston hospitals collaborate on undiagnosed diseases; CMS renews Joint Commission;

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> Three top Boston hospitals will partner to establish the Harvard Center for Integrated Approaches to Undiagnosed Diseases, the Boston Herald reports. Article

> A jury determined that St. Luke's University Hospital in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, should not have countersued the families of two patients who died at St. Luke's while it employed serial killer Charles Cullen, Lehigh Valley Live reports. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services renewed The Joint Commission as a national accrediting authority for hospitals seeking to participate in Medicare and Medicaid, AHA News Now reports. Article

Practice Management News

> In malpractice cases, patients can be held at least partially responsible when their own risky behaviors contribute to bad outcomes, even if knowledge of those behaviors comes from a third party, according to a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling. Article

> The Medical Group Management Association identified its members' top practice struggles for the seventh year in a row with its "Medical Practice Today: What Members Have to Say" survey. Article

And Finally… The nasal frontier. Article