Mental health parity rules unfair, charge insurers; Specialists clamor for remote access, wireless devices at UK hospital;

> The interim final rules published in the Feb. 2 Federal Register implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 may provide mental health parity to group health plan members, but certain elements of the rule could "hamstring" insurers' and employers' ability to effectively manage mental health benefits, according to Pamela Greenberg, president of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness. FierceHealthPayer

> One of the unique qualities of mobile healthcare technology is that adoption is often led by users rather than than the IT department, from the grass roots rather than the C-suite. Such is the case across the pond at the Southampton University Hospitals trust in England's National Health Service, which turned to wireless technologies not only to connect its main hospital with several satellite locations, but also to provide remote access to attending physicians. FierceMobileHealthcare

> Data, data and more data are questioning the side effects of some key drugs. As published in this week's medical journals, new studies have tagged proton pump inhibitors, Parkinsons' drugs, and birth control pills with some unexpected side effects. FiercePharma

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