New Research Suggests Practices Need To Forge Their Own Paths To Change — Aafp News — Aafp

Little Improvement Seen from China Stimulus Measures – NASDAQ.com

“When we were first putting the pieces together back then and creating some principles and our practice mission statement, what we didn’t realize was that we were really creating what would later be called the patient-centered medical home,” said Hawley. Romeo Medical Clinic was also part the TransforMED project, although it was randomly assigned to the control arm of the study, in which the physicians essentially worked on practice change without expert assistance. Even so, in 2009, the practice received a full three-year PCMH accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. http://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20140813jabfm-pcmh.html

And fixed-asset investment in nonrural areas–a closely watched indicator of construction activity– rose 17.0% in the January-July period year on year, slower than the 17.3% increase in the January-June period. China doesn’t break out monthly totals. “Overall, economic growth is largely holding up,” said Societe Generale economist Yao Wei. “But a weak housing market means downside risks to growth is increasing not decreasing.” President Xi Jinping’s aggressive anticorruption campaign has also constrained growth, causing administrative paralysis among bureaucrats afraid to be targeted, analysts say, while also cutting into high-end retail sales and such services as catering for lavish official banquets. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/little-improvement-seen-from-china-stimulus-measures-20140813-00559

Police: Ormond dad left 2-month-old in hot car | News-JournalOnline.com

An Ormond Beach stay-at-home dad was arrested after police say he left his infant son locked up in his car in the parking lot of a home-improvement store while shopping for a plant. Enlarge Brian Epstein A Home Depot employee had approached the car to check it out since it had a For Sale sign on it and discovered the baby boy, police said. Brian Epstein, 33, is charged with child neglect and was being held without bail Wednesday the Volusia County Branch Jail. http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140813/news/140819797

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