Online journals publish fake science for money; David Muntz to join GetWellNetwork;

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> A recent NPR article finds that some online journals will publish fake science for money. To find out just how common predatory publishing is, Science contributor John Bohannon sent a deliberately faked research article 305 times to online journals. More than half the journals that "supposedly reviewed" the fake paper accepted it. "This sting operation," Bohannan writes in Science, reveals "the contours of an emerging Wild West in academic publishing. Article

> Former Principal Deputy Director of the Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT David Muntz will join GetWellNetwork's executive team as chief information officer in late October, according to an announcement."I am honored to join this incredibly strong team of patient and consumer advocates. Everyone I met at the company shares a passion for and is committed to making a substantial and positive impact on worldwide health," Muntz said. Announcement

Health Payer News

Health insurance exchanges opened for business last week, but insurers don't have a clear sense of how many people are enrolling in their plans. Most federal and state officials running the online marketplaces so far have shared very little enrollment data with insurers. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has provided sporadic enrollment reports, at best, reported The Washington Post. Article

Although the healthcare reform law requires insurers beef up coverage of lactation consults, breast pumps and other breastfeeding-related services, many companies still aren't paying for the care--or even including lactation consultants in their networks, reported the New York TimesAs a result, many new mothers in search breastfeeding help have nowhere to turn for quick action or a timely response. Article

Provider News

> Hospitals that require clinicians to wear gowns and gloves in ICUs reduced methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, but not vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Article

And Finally... I'm shocked that no one has taken advantage of his tours yet. Article


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