Practices adding preventive care staff; FBI warns about possible cyberattacks;

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> Outpatient healthcare facilities in the Pittsburgh area boosted employment by 2,300 jobs, or 3.5 percent, in February, adding many positions to help keep patients out of the hospital, Trib Live reported. Article

> When it comes to end-of-life care, physicians and patients are often not on the same page, according to a study published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Abstract

Provider News

> To better manage population health, some providers now invest in preventive technology and patient outreach as part of an initiative to create "patient-centered medical neighborhoods," Becker's Hospital Review reported. Article

Health Insurance News

> Blue Shield of California won't pay for reconstructive surgeries to return disfigured patients to normal appearances, which violates state law, a lawsuit against the insurer claims. Article

Health IT News

> The FBI issued two warnings this month that healthcare organization systems, including medical devices, could be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Article

And Finally… Laughter is the best medicine. Article