New rules for calling patient cell phones; Docs can challenge UnitedHealth cuts;

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> A question-and-answer session from Medical Economics reviews new consent rules for contacting patients on cell phones. Article

> With the vulnerability of physician empathy comes the need for physician resilience, according to a blog post from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Post

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> A feasibility study across three countries--Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States--finds that smartphone-based smoking cessation apps are a promising medium to reach smokers, FierceMobileHealthcare reported. Article

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> A federal appeals court denied UnitedHealthcare's request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by doctor associations in Connecticut after the insurer dropped 19 percent of its Medicare Advantage network, FierceHealthPayer reported. Article

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> As healthcare organizations seek to boost consumer engagement, it's important to understand how traditional policies on access to health information might cause roadblocks, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

And Finally…Docs warned about patients taking Valentine's Day too far. Article