Pregnant women turn to tech to fill in patient-centered care gaps; Nurses drive service improvement at Grady Memorial;

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> Proteus Digital Health raised $120 million in new funding and hired the former chief financial officer of Hewlett-Packard's revenue software unit, Steve Fieler, as CFO, according to Silicon Valley Business Journal. Article

> The current prenatal care visit structure is not patient-centered in that it does not allow women to seek advice when they want it most, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research about how women enrolled in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program use technology. Pregnant women in the study turned to the Internet and smartphones to fill this gap, which "requires significant skills to navigate for useful information," the authors noted. Paper

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> A nurse-driven, investigative approach to customer service helped nurses at Grady Memorial Hospital's emergency department boost patient satisfaction and improve interdepartmental communication, according to Advance Healthcare Network for Nurses. Article

> U.S. lawmakers are set to confirm Sylvia Mathews Burwell as President Barack Obama's new Health and Human Services secretary, Reuters reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> It's possible that HealthCare.gov will become the only exchange in the country--more than half of the states use the federal exchange while others are likely to opt in soon, reported Politico. Article

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