Kaiser, UCSF add genetic info to NIH database; Twitter can monitor behaviors for HIV risk;

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> Kaiser Permanente and the University of California at San Francisco will add genetic and health information to the National Institutes for Health's online database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), according to an announcement from UCSF. Announcement

> Twitter could help monitor behaviors related to risk of contracting HIV, according to research published this month in the journal Preventive Medicine. Abstract

> Can a talking dog help providers with readmissions? An article in HIT Consultant explores the idea. GeriJoy, provider of senior care technology, now has a program that "enables its talking pet companions to ask clients specialized, recurring questions that help clinicians to better evaluate and mitigate the primary risk factors for hospital readmissions," according to the post. Article

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> Americans who couldn't enroll in health insurance plans due to problems with state exchange websites and bought coverage elsewhere can still get federal tax credits and retroactive cost-sharing, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. Article

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> Although most healthcare system leaders surveyed have a clear commitment to support hand hygiene, a new World Health Organization study indicates there is room for improvement. Article

And Finally... Don't pour dirt over him just yet! Article

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