Las Vegas ERs unprepared for patients with mental illness; Children's hospital leaders offer suggestions for obesity screenings;

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> Despite attempts by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) to stem the flow of mentally ill patients into ill-equipped Las Vegas emergency rooms (ERs), the city's ERs are in crisis mode, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Article

> Several children's hospital leaders recommend that primary care pediatricians screen patients for obesity-related conditions previously found in adults, the New Haven Register reports. Article

Practice Management News

> The patient-centered medical home is touted as a way to revitalize primary care in a post–Affordable Care Act world, but there isn't necessarily one best method for practices to adopt the model, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Article

Health IT News

> The use of predictive analytics has helped to improve the efficiency of care delivered by providers at Massachusetts General Hospital. In particular, a search-engine tool developed in 2007 known as the Queriable Patient Interface Dossier has been key to those efforts. Article

> A ban on the practice of telemedicine abortions in Iowa, approved by the state's board of medicine last summer, was upheld by a district judge. Article

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