Internet psychotherapy just as good as in-person consultations; Molecular robots can help build therapeutics;

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> Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland recently studied whether online psychotherapy and conventional psychotherapy are equally effective, finding that not only are they equal, but that results for the former surpassed their expectations. According to an announcement from the school, three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment displayed fewer symptoms than their conventional care counterparts. Announcement

> A new study published in Nature Nanotechnology has demonstrated a technique for developing targeted drugs by using molecular "robots" to focus on more specific populations of cells. "This is a proof of concept study using human cells," said Sergei Rudchenko, Ph.D., director of flow cytometry at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, a senior author of the study. "The next step is to conduct tests in a mouse model of leukemia." Announcement

Mobile Health News

> Though they are on the front lines of patient care, nurses are taking a backseat to doctors as hospitals seek to implement mobile healthcare. In fact, nurses often are excluded from the front-end development and deployment of mHealth technologies, resulting in wasted time and money, according to Debbie Gregory, a registered nurse and co-founder and president of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design. Article

Provider News

> Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has agreed to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations that it submitted improper Medicare claims for inpatient admissions that should have been billed as observation or observation services, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced yesterday. Article

> Lessons learned from the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing are changing how six Boston trauma centers manage mass-casualty emergencies. The hospitals will share what they learned in a joint analysis to be presented at the American College of Surgeons meeting in Washington, D.C., this fall. Article

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