Ohio passes Medicaid telehealth law; Microfluidic chip enhances study of nanomedicines;

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> Ohio has passed a Medicaid telehealth coverage law, EHRIntelligence reports. "The law will add Ohio to the list of 45 states that allow for Medicaid coverage of remote services, and will allow low-income and rural patients a better chance to receive routine care without the expense and trouble of traveling difficult distances to visit a physician's office," the article states. Article

> A new microfluidic chip can simulate blood vessels to help study nanomedicines, medGadget reports. Citing an announcement from Georgia Tech: "By using the microchip, the researchers can create physiologically relevant conditions to cells by altering the rate of blood flow across the cells or by introducing a chemical that is released by the body during inflammation." Article

Provider News

> Less than one-third of surveyed primary care physicians currently stock all 11 recommended adult vaccines, according to a study conducted by the Vaccine Policy Collaborative Initiative and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Article

> Research shows that workplace smiles enhance employee productivity, according to a recent post from Fast Company. Article

Health Insurance News

> In a changing health insurance market, payers used to marketing to employers are finding consumer engagement is the new name of the game. Prior success with marketing to groups doesn't predict insurers' ability to win over customers. And with 50 million new consumers expected to enter the individual market post-healthcare reform, insurers face a massive adaptation test. Article

And Finally... If hotel accommodations were an Olympic sport, Sochi would lose. Article

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