Shareholder lawsuits filed against Allscripts; Teledentistry drastically improves treatment rates for children;

> On the news that Allscripts' stock plummeted by close to 36 percent last Thursday, three firms have filed shareholder lawsuits against the electronic health record vendor, Health Data Management reports. Article

> Treatment rates for children of migrant farm workers for early childhood cavities skyrocketed from 15 percent to 95 percent for children participating in a teledentistry program, Medscape Medical News reports. The program involved a dental hygienist making videos of the children's teeth during check-ups at a Head Start center. The videos then were sent to a pediatric dentist, who developed treatment plans for the children. Article

> In a survey of more than 2,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 34 years old-aka, Generation Y-most respondents expressed frustration that they could evaluate new gadgets more easily than they could evaluate a new healthcare provider (79 percent), and that they had to wait weeks just to get an appointment (82 percent). According to ZocDoc founder Oliver Kharraz, the results indicate that digital and mobile tools will be of more importance in healthcare going forward. Announcement

And Finally... Hopefully this doesn't ever happen with my tax refund. Article

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