LSU medical schools, University Medical Center lease payments at risk under budget cuts | (New Orleans) Times-Picayune
Discussions about the future of the Louisiana's public medical schools and the hospitals under contract to care for the poor took on a much darker tone as legislators weigh the impact of budget cuts.
California medical center cutting almost 100 positions | Modesto (Calif.) Bee
Citing changes in the healthcare landscape, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, Calif., is laying off almost 100 employees. Other staff members could have their work hours reduced.
WellStar closing in on major hospital deals | Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily Post
WellStar Health System announced Wednesday that it has received regulatory approval from the state attorney general to add West Georgia Health to its system.
Georgia health officials to see HIV patients via video conferencing | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia public health officials in Atlanta have confirmed they will begin seeing HIV patients across the state through video conferencing as soon as April, hoping the technology will help them halt the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
Memphis company fails to win permission for new Iowa psych hospital | (Davenport, Iowa) Quad City Times
Strategic Behavioral Health's attempt to win state permission to build a 72-bed psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf, Iowa, failed to get the votes it needed Wednesday, as members of Iowa's State Health Facilities Council deadlocked 2-2 on the request. The Memphis company was seeking permission to build a $14 million hospital, but it has met with vigorous opposition from the area's two largest hospitals, UnityPoint Trinity and Genesis Health System.
Maine hospital reports data breach affecting its employees | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
York (Maine) Hospital is reporting that hundreds of employees at its hospital and four campuses in York County have been victimized by cyber criminals. “Personal identifying information” related to names, addresses, Social Security numbers and wages were stolen, hospital spokeswoman Jody Merrill said.
Could an app sniff out mental illness just by listening to a user's voice? That's the proposition of Cogito, a local company whose software might help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. Massachusetts General Hospital will conduct a two-year study of the voice recognition technology with bipolar patients.