Independent doctors and leaders of community health centers are wary of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's healthcare agenda this year. Nearly a dozen primary healthcare providers unaffiliated with hospitals testified on Shumlin's major initiatives in front of the House Health Care Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.
Partners offers $1 million in innovation grants to employees | Boston Globe
As it steps up efforts to commercialize research done at its labs and hospitals, Partners HealthCare is offering up to $1 million in grants for employees who come up with promising ideas for new drugs, devices and other inventions that have the potential to improve patient care.
Doc group wants hospitals to ditch Chick-fil-A, push 'eat more chickpeas' | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A national doctors group is using a twist on Chick-fil-A's popular “eat mor' chikin” slogan to convince American hospitals to ditch on-premise fast-food restaurants, including Chick-fil-A locations at Georgia medical centers.
Staffers' records involved in possible computer breach | Naples (Fla.) Daily News
NCH Healthcare System, which operates the largest hospitals in Collier County, Fla., has notified employees and medical staff that two computer servers at the Cerner Data Center in Kansas City, Mo. containing undisclosed company information have been "exposed to unauthorized access."
UPMC's plan to build hospital would 'destroy' the neighborhood, opponents say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Opponents of UPMC's plans to build a 300,000-square-foot hospital on an 80-acre site in Pleasant Hills, Pa., say the building would “fundamentally destroy the fabric of a residential neighborhood.”
Mich. hospital looking for a partnership | (St. Joseph, Mich.) Herald-Palladium
It appears South Haven (Mich.) Community Hospital will follow in the footsteps of other small, independent hospitals by teaming up with a larger, regional health group. The health system's board has voted to partner and possibly merge, with a larger health system.
And from abroad…
China arrests hospital ticket scalpers after woman's rant goes viral | CNN International
Beijing police have arrested 12 people for scalping tickets for hospital appointments as authorities pledge to crack down on a scam that infuriates many and prevents some patients from getting much-needed care.