National Quality Forum approved 14 palliative care measures; West Penn Allegheny Health Systemreopened revamped ED;

> National Quality Forum approved 14 palliative and end-of-life care measures, including patient and family experience, pain management and care transitions, the organization announced yesterday. Press release

> Academic hospitalists earn less compensation than non-academics, according to a Society of Hospital Medicine survey. For instance, academic internists make 27 percent less than non-academic internal medicine hospitalists. Survey

> Illonois' Cadence Health, the new system formed from Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital, has affiliated with Cleveland Clinic for adult medical oncology, the system announced Tuesday. It marks the first national affiliation in adult medical oncology for Cleveland Clinic. Press release

> The Federation of American Hospitals is echoing provider concerns about the healthcare cuts included in the proposed federal 2013 budget. Statement (.pdf)

> West Penn Allegheny Health System and insurer Highmark reopened the renovated emergency department at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital yesterday, the health system announced. Press release

And Finally... App tells you when you need caffeine and when you don't. News brief

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