HHS issues guidance on respiratory coronavirus; Duke U hosts world health leaders;

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> New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Elliot Health System have allied with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England to form a non-profit, defined-network plan for New Hampshire employers and employees. Announcement

> Duke University of Durham, N.C., on Monday hosted health leaders from around the world for the launch of the Duke Institute for Health Innovation, which aims to promote creative solutions to healthcare challenges across disciplines. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has issued guidance on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus for participants in the Hospital Preparedness Program. Guidance

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> Two new studies indicate pay-for-performance programs can be effective when used in small-practice settings. Article

> New research from the Medical Group Management Association shows that technology expenses are taking a major toll on practices. Article

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