Teens respond to texted med reminders; Hospital quality measures dissected;

> Teens who received text reminders were more likely to take their meds than they were before the messaging started, according to a new study. FierceMobileHealthcare

 > This week in Hospital Impact, contributor Anthony Cirillo talks about the bewildering number of hospital quality indexes available out there, and argues for more rigorous standards of measurement. Hospital Impact

> Talk about a pain. Execs couldn't have been happy when the two-month old EMR at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., was knocked offline for over four hours in August by a cascade of hardware and software failures during a power outage. FierceHealthIT

> A collection of healthcare trade groups, consumer organizations and companies has come out with recommendations on how to promote better medication adherence, steps which they say could save as much as $300 billion per year. FierceHealthFinance 

And Finally... Clearly, this kid is going to be a handful. Article

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