Top stories in health and medicine, February 10, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Anthem Data Breach: Potential Game Changer for Healthcare. Anthem Health’s massive data breach announced Thursday sent shock waves through the healthcare information technology sector. As many as 80 million people may have had personal data compromised, placing them at risk of identity fraud, Anthem reported.
  2. No Link Between Oxytocin and ADHD. No association was found between children who developed ADHD and mothers who had their labor medically augmented with oxytocin.
  3. Frostbite: How to Classify and Treat It. You find yourself working the overnight shift on subzero night in February. You stop outside of a room to listen to the ambulance report about a homeless patient who has been brought in for foot pain.
  4. Pediatric ACO Succeeds in Ohio. A pediatric accountable care organization (ACO) showed quality improvement in five of 15 measures from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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