Researchers develop tool for personalized cancer treatments; Doctors on Demand increases mental health telemedicine services;

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> A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has created a statistical model that analyzes gene expression data to create personalized cancer treatments. The treatments are based on genetic mutations found in patients' tumors. The need for statistical tools is growing, according to the announcement, because DNA sequencing tests are becoming cheaper and thus more data is being produced. Announcement

> Doctor on Demand, a startup based in San Francisco, is increasing its outreach for telehealth mental health services by taking on 300 psychologists and psychiatrists, according to an article at MedCity News. The company is planning on using its increased workforce to address issues of access and stigma for mental health. Article

Provider News

> Efforts to cut down on the hours logged by doctors in training have had no measurable impact on patient outcomes, according to two new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Hospitals have improved on 17 care quality measures, and provide better and more equitable care for blacks and Hispanics for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Article

Health Insurance News

> Premiums are up but deductibles are down in the early weeks of open enrollment for consumers using the federal exchange to shop for unsubsidized plans, according to survey data released by eHealth Inc. Article

And Finally... May the force be with their marriage. Article