Docs allowed to date former patients; Few provider payments tied to quality;

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> Physicians in the United Kingdom now have the green light to date former patients, The Telegraph reported. Article

> According to new research out of the University of California Los Angeles, frank end-of-life talks lead to happier patients who are in less pain and who use fewer healthcare dollars, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> Despite potential drug interactions, most doctors don't know what complementary therapies their patients are using, MedPage Today reported. Article

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> Only about 11 percent of payments to hospitals and doctors are tied to quality and efficiency of care, according to the National Scorecard on Payment Reform, FierceHealthcare reported. Article

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> According to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost 60 percent of about 1,200 consumers surveyed said they don't have enough information to understand how the health reform law affects them, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

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> Mood Watch, a cross-platform mobile health app created by a bipolar patient and endorsed by the International Bipolar Foundation, is now available in the App Store and Android Marketplace to help people who suffer from mood disorders to track their feelings in order to better understand behavioral patterns, FierceMobileHealthcare reported. Article

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