University of Illinois uses Google data to track STDs; American Well, Doximity see career path in telehealth;

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> Researchers are turning to data offered by Google to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The technology giant has started to give researchers access to data so they can better track disease in real time, according to Kaiser Health News. One institution, the University of Illinois, use the data to look at when certain searches spike and then measure the frequency of the searches in real time. Article

> Telemedicine provider American Well and health social network Doximity see a career path opening up for virtual care, according to MedCity News. The two companies are working together to offer physicians the ability to work remotely. Article

Provider News

> Healthcare-associated infections not only threaten patients, but healthcare providers' reputations and finances, warns a risk-management advisory released by the insurer ACE Group. In addition to risking multimillion-dollar malpractice awards, hospitals and other providers risk financial penalties for excessive readmissions, the advisory notes. Article

> Emergency departments take a huge hit when local governments reduce mental health treatment services, a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found. The study looked at the impact on an academic medical center when a county cut the number of beds in its inpatient psychiatric unit by half and closed its outpatient unit. Article

Practice Management News

> The changing healthcare industry increasingly demands business skills from physician leaders. Not all traits are equal, however, and no matter how talented or productive iemployees may be, they can come at an unsustainably high price if they don't mesh well with their colleagues, the Harvard Business Review reports. Article

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