Stanford researchers change up clinical medicine game with social media; CDS improves quality of telephone triage documentation;

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> Researchers from Stanford University recently announced that they're using social media, sequencing and research to track down a new childhood disease. The disease causes neurologic, muscle, eye and liver problems in children. "This represents a complete change in the way we're going about clinical medicine," Gregory Enns, an associate professor of genetics in pediatrics at the school, said in a statement. Announcement

> Clinical decision support improves quality of telephone triage documentation, according to a new study published in BMC Medical Informatics. "CDS significantly improves triage note documentation quality. CDS-aided triage notes had significantly more information about symptoms, warning signs and self-care," the study's authors concluded. Study

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> Congress should consider adding a new tier of Affordable Care Act coverage that would be less comprehensive than what insurance plans are now required to offer, America's Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni told C-SPAN in an interview on Friday. Article

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> Radiology practices can and should follow several strategies to help with the transition from a volume- to value-based imaging environment as envisioned in American College of Radiology's Imaging 3.0 campaign, according to Geraldine McGinty, M.D., chair of ACR's commission on economics. Article

> Colon cancer rates have dropped 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 10 years, with the largest decrease seen in in people over the age of 65, according to a report in the March/April issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Article

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