UPMC Mercy Hospital facing lawsuit over alleged sexual assault; First case of West Nile Virus in Maryland;

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> An 85-year-old woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted in her hospital room by a hospital employee working as a patient sitter has filed suit against the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, according to Action News 4. Article

> Maryland reports its first confirmed case this year of a person infected with West Nile Virus and state health officials say the infected person is an adult living in the Baltimore area, according to the Columbus Patch.  Article

> The greater patients' need for medical care, the more likely patients will view their doctors as "empty vessels," devoid of emotions or personal lives of their own, according to new research posted by Social Psychological and Personality Science. Study abstract

Practice Management News

> Physician practices have a lot of regulatory responsibilities to juggle, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance measures, which ensure a safe working environment, too often become a dangerously low priority, according to a recent article from Medical Practice Insider. Article


> With the movement toward value-based care still not dramatically changing how physicians are paid, joining an accountable care organization may not be a matter of urgency for most practices, according to an article from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Article


And finally... Sweet treatment. Article

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