N.J. nonprofit hospital 'tax' wins final legislative approval | NJ.com
A bill is heading to Gov. Chris Christie's desk that would require all not-for-profit hospitals in New Jersey for the first time to pay fees in lieu of taxes to cover the costs of providing public safety and other municipal services.
Privacy violations on the rise at Minnesota's VA facilities | Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Since 2011, there have been 240 cases of reported privacy violations at VA facilities in St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Cloud and various clinics around Minnesota. From 2011 to 2015, the number of violations has more than doubled.
Baxalta CEO to leave after all | Crain's Chicago Business
Baxalta CEO Ludwig Hantson will be moving on after all once Shire completes its takeover of the Chicago-area medical products maker.
VA to Texas veterans: No open carry here | Houston Chronicle
Open carry is now the law of the land in the Lone Star State, but the federal government is reminding Texas veterans that guns still are not allowed on VA property.
Medicaid dental coverage debated in Fla. Senate | CBS Miami
Wading back into a long-running debate, a Senate committee has approved a bill that could lead to changes in how dental services are provided in the Medicaid program.
NYC public hospital system chief calls for support to keep afloat | Crain's New York Business
The leader of NYC Health + Hospitals offered a progress report Monday on Vision 2020, the plan he announced in April to turn around the city's financially distressed public-hospital system. In order to successfully implement the plan's 16 initiatives, Dr. Ram Raju, NYC Health + Hospitals' president and chief executive, will need buy-ins from hospital leaders, board members and labor representatives.
Mass. hospital on hiring spree after multimillion-dollar IT investment | Boston Business Journal
South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., is on a hiring spree, adding dozens of people after deciding to purchase an electronic health record system from Epic.
Texas ranks worst in telehealth | Government Health IT
Telemedicine is moving ahead nationally but a few states, most especially Texas, are slow to recognize its value, according to a new report.