Online games can help diabetics make healthier choices; Maryland invests in cloud-based telehealth to boost correctional healthcare;

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> Interactive games and virtual reality platforms can help diabetics make better choices and regularly monitor their health, according to a new study published in the August 2014 edition of the Journal of Consumer Research. Announcement

> Maryland's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is using a cloud-based telemedicine system from Pittsburgh-based Wexford Health Sources to help with medical treatment for prison inmates, Government Technology reports. Article

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> The investigation into allegations that a Phoenix Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital used a secret waitlist to cover up treatment delays now involves 26 facilities nationwide. Since the allegations surfaced last month, the AP reports, the inspector general's office has received numerous complaints about falsified records and delayed care at VA facilities in Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Florida. Article

> Executive walk-rounds can help reduce burnout among front-line healthcare workers and improve hospitals' safety culture, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety. Researchers, including Jochen Profit, M.D., of the department of pediatrics at Stanford University, received 2,073 survey responses from 44 neonatal intensive care units across the country. Post

Health Insurance News

> A Senate panel on Wednesday approved President Barack Obama's recommendation of Sylvia Mathews Burwell for the next secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. While three Republicans voted against Mathews Burwell, eight gave the OK along with all 13 Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee. Post

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