Minnesota clinic merger faces antitrust review | (Minneapolis) Star-Tribune
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is raising concerns about the impact on competition from a possible merger between CentraCare and St. Cloud Medical Group, two large primary-care providers in the St. Cloud area. In an interview this week, Swanson said her office has launched an antitrust review of the deal.
Iowa lawmakers doubt Medicaid readiness for April 1 shift | (DesMoines, Iowa) Register
Iowa Medicaid leaders offered assurances to legislators Wednesday that they were ready to oversee a shift to private management of the program on April 1, but several state senators weren't buying it.
Broward Health demotes CEO after complaints of chaos | (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) Sun Sentinel
The board of Broward Health on Wednesday demoted its interim CEO and agreed to review its general counsel, after complaints of administrative chaos, an atmosphere of fear and a lack of long-term physician contracts that could force hospitals to turn away patients.
Arkansas hospital postpones surgeries after possible diagnosis of rare disease | CNN
A Fayetteville, Ark., hospital shut down its operating rooms and sterilized surgical equipment after a possible diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare brain disorder, state health officials said.
U. Miss Medical Center seeks new location for telehealth center | (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is searching for a new place to locate its expanding Center for Telehealth. The hospital had hoped to lease a new building constructed on where the former McRae's Department Store was located on Meadowbrook Road.
Virtua, Aetna to develop co-branded ACO | Philadelphia Business Journal
Aetna and Virtua Health are collaborating on a new accountable care organization led by Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of community doctors affiliated with the Marlton, N.J., health system.
Telemedicine bill sails through Mississippi House, awaits Senate vote | Mississippi Business Journal
Legislation that would establish ground rules for the practice of telemedicine roared through the Mississippi House of Representatives and a version of it is making its way through the Senate.
Boston Medical Center is using an app to help employees sleep — and work — better | Boston Globe
A portly academic with a light Scottish accent and an insomniac dog named Pavlov are playing therapist to sleep-deprived employees at Boston Medical Center. The “Prof” and Pavlov are animated characters in a digital sleep training program called Sleepio, which claims to teach its users how to sleep better. In December, it became the latest addition to the benefits package for staff at the BMC and was announced Wednesday.