N.J. looks to cut $89M in hospital subsidies | NorthJersey.com
As more patients become insured by Medicaid, hospitals are providing less charity care, one of the major factors in an $89 million decrease in state subsidies that left some hospitals losing nearly half their funding.
Mississippi Medical Association say telemedicine bill is bad legislation | (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion Ledger
The Mississippi State Medical Association calls a House bill to allow audio-only telemedicine bad legislation. "It's like practicing while wearing a blindfold," said Dr. Dan Edney, president of the Mississippi Medical Association. "The House has passed a bad bill and we are asking the Senate to fix it,"
More than 200 people treated at a New Jersey medical center may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of a former employee accused of tampering with drugs, the hospital said on Thursday.
Boston Scientific co-founder, chairman Pete Nicholas to retire in major board shakeup | Boston Business Journal
Pete M. Nicholas, a co-founder of Boston Scientific and a driving force behind the company's growth into one of the world's largest medical device makers, will step down as chairman of the company in May amid a major leadership shakeup.
Hackers hold German hospital data hostage | Deutsche Welle
Several hospitals in Germany have come under attack by ransomware, a type of virus that locks files and demands cash to free data it maliciously encrypted. It will take weeks until all systems are up and running again.
First uterus transplant in U.S. bolsters pregnancy hopes of many | New York Times
The Cleveland Clinic has completed the first uterine transplant in the U.S. The procedure gives women born without the organs or who have had them removed a chance at pregnancy. The Clinic has been authorized by its ethics board to perform 10 such procedures and then evaluate whether it will be routinely performed by the hospital.
Why hasn't telemedicine taken off in Arizona? Experts say most doctors don't get paid | Arizona PBS' Cronkite News
Modern medicine is constantly evolving – but sometimes, it develops too fast. Experts said state laws have hindered telemedicine, a technology that could be utilized to provide health care throughout Arizona.