Northwestern develops blood test for depression; Johns Hopkins appoints first chief patient experience officer;

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> Northwestern Medicine announced scientists developed the first blood test for major depression in adults. Announcement

> Hurricane Sandy left nearly 90 percent of hospitals in the Northeast with critical challenges they did not prepare for, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General. Report (.pdf)

> Sharkskin-like "micropattern" surfaces stave off bacterial contamination, according to a study published in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control. Study abstract

> Johns Hopkins Medicine appointed Lisa Allen its first chief patient experience officer, according to Health Data Management. Article

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> FierceHealthIT spoke with Deven McGraw, a partner in the healthcare practice of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and longtime member of the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee, about privacy and security concerning Apple Watch and HealthKit. Article

And Finally… SuperMama. Article


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