Social media update; Healthcare violence hits Massachusetts hard; and much more

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> The Medical Group Management Association and American Medical Association will together host a new event--the three-day Collaborate in Practice Conference--focused on bringing together physician and administrative leaders to discuss innovative ways the organizations and their members can forge strong relationships to enhance practice efficiency and patient care. The meeting will take place March 20-22 in Colorado Springs. Overview

> Move over, Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. Yik Yak and Blab may be the best new social media tools for marketers, according to Inc. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging physicians to be more proactive in prescribing antiviral medications for seriously ill or high-risk patients in whom flu is suspected or confirmed. The American Academy of Family Physicians offers further advice. Post

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> Strategies to engage more value-conscious patients and consumers are among eight key healthcare trends that will develop over the next five years, according to the new 2016–2021 FutureScan Healthcare Trends and Implications environmental assessment. Article

> Amid nationwide concerns about hospital violence, Massachusetts healthcare workers have often gotten the worst of it, such as a murder-suicide involving a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital last year. Now, according to, Bay State nurses are organizing to demand improved protection from what increasingly feels like healthcare's new status quo. Article

And Finally… A catty dispute. Article