PHR problems emerging; MGMA: Non-hospital medical directors make more money;

> Critics say the personal health record concept is beginning to show some flaws, particularly in its reliance on insurance claims data. FierceHealthIT

> A new study from the Medical Group Management Association suggests that physician medical directors make more money when they work outside of hospital-owned groups. FierceHealthFinance

> Former hospital CEO Nick Jacobs describes how non-traditional management practices can lead to great success--at least at Windber Medical Center, where he served for many years. Hospital Impact

> New research concluded that drugmakers slashed ad spending by 8 percent last year, to $4.4 billion from a peak of $4.8 billion in 2007, the first time pharma has backed away from direct to consumer spending in at least a decade. FiercePharma

And Finally... Now, we all like pork and beans, but this kind of devotion has got to be some kind of record. Article

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