Digital outreach could help men at risk for HIV; NextGen, 3M Health Information Systems team up with new program on ICD-10

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> Digital outreach efforts, such as text messaging, interactive games and chat rooms, may be an effective way to reach men who are at risk for HIV, according to a study from Columbia University School of Nursing. The interventions can reduce risky sexual behaviors and increase HIV testing. Article

> NextGen Healthcare Information Systems and 3M Health Information Systems have joined together to offer a Web-based ICD-10 Education Program. The program aims to help physicians transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Article

> Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have devised a new hybrid procedure to perform minimally invasive robotic bypass surgery to one vessel and stent two remaining vessels in only three days. Article

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> At an event hosted by the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine in the District of Columbia, a panel discussed the primary care physician shortage, its relationship with graduate medical education and the challenges of recruiting rural docs. Article

> Almost 80 percent of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) senior executives got performance bonuses in 2013, despite widespread treatment delays that resulted in veteran deaths and allegations of secret wait lists at VA hospitals and clinics, Yahoo News reported. Article

Medical Imaging News

> A study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging shows the value of coronary artery calcium scoring--an imaging technique using CT scanning--in assessing the risk of heart attack. Article

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