A surprising barrier for rural practices; New guidelines released for diabetic patients;

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> Married physicians with highly educated spouses are less likely to practice in rural underserved areas, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study abstract

> Primary care physicians should individualize treatment and encourage self-monitoring for patients with diabetes, according to new recommendations in the 2016 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Clinical guidelines

> Although there has been some progress, a new study finds that physicians still may not be competent or comfortable with discussing gender identity and providing transgender care, according to a new survey published in Endocrine Practice. Announcement

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> A multitude of electronic health record vendors and providers have joined together to commit to improve consumer and provider access to electronic health record data, according to an announcement by Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Article

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> Health and Human Services Department Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell discussed the agency's latest data sharing effort while also revealing information on a forthcoming cybersecurity task force during Monday's opening keynote session at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference in Las Vegas. Article

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