Israeli telehealth system boasts 2.6 million patient interactions monthly; AHIMA Board President Frawley passes away;

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> A telehealth system in Israel handles more than 2.6 million patient interactions every month, according to a recent post on the TEDMED blog. Those interactions include more than 11,000 live e-visits with a doctor or pharmacist, according to the post. Article

> American Health Information Management Association Board President and Chair Kathleen Frawley passed away last Friday. According to a post on the Journal of AHIMA website, Frawley, who was 63, also served as a professor and chair of the health IT program at DeVry University's North Brunswick, N.J. campus. Post

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> While most nurses who work for state and local health departments report high levels of job satisfaction, they are not happy with salary compensation or limited promotion opportunities, according to a report released last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The good news: Approximately 85 percent of nurses are satisfied with their jobs and 90 percent report they make a difference in their communities. However, only 41 percent say they are fairly compensated for the work they perform, while only 33 percent consider their salaries adequate. Article

Health Insurance News

> A new study from benefits administrator ADP found only 50 percent of employees under age 30 signed up for health insurance when their employers offered it. That's compared to employees who are older than 40 years, of which 70 percent obtains insurance when available. Article

> Six insurers have said they will offer pediatric dental coverage on California's health insurance exchange. Covered California, the agency implementing the state's exchange, announced Tuesday that the insurers include Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, Delta Dental, Health Net, Liberty Dental and Premier Access Dental. Although more than these six companies submitted bids to offer dental plans, Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee wouldn't disclose how many or which ones weren't chosen. Article

And Finally… Her lips are sealed … literally. Article

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