EDs to develop suicide risk screening tool for teens; Philips splits into healthcare company, lighting company;

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> A network of hospital emergency departments across the country is set to develop and test a personalized, computer-based screening tool to test for suicide risk among teenagers, according to an announcement from the National Institute of Mental Health. "We will use [algorithms] to develop a brief and personalized screening tool in which each question presented to a teen is based on the individual's previous responses," said Cheryl King, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, principal investigator on the NIMH-funded project. Announcement

> Dutch electronics giant Philips is planning to split into two separate companies, with one focusing on healthcare and technology and the other on lighting, according to an article in the New York Times. The company will combine its healthcare and consumer lifestyle businesses into one company--HealthTech. Article

> The next phase of the National Institutes of Health's Chip for Drug screening program is set to begin. NIH will award funds for the program to allow researchers to refine 3-D human chips and "combine them into an integrated system that can mimic the complex functions of the human body," according to an announcement from NIH. The program will support 11 institutions at $17 million in 2014. Announcement

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> Improved access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act won't necessarily narrow the care disadvantage gap for less educated patients, according to a new brief from the Virginia Commonwealth University's Center on Society and Health. Article

Health Insurance News

> Despite widespread public outcry regarding insurers' use of narrow networks, most states aren't likely to change their oversight of networks to require insurers to expand their covered providers, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

And Finally... To serve (pizza) and protect. Article