Planned Parenthood sues over new Arizona law on abortions, Medicaid | Arizona Republic
Planned Parenthood of Arizona has turned to the federal courts to challenge a pending Arizona law that backers say will ensure taxpayer dollars do not flow to abortion providers but critics say will harm women's access to healthcare.
Arizona ballot measure on hospital executives' salaries | (Prescott, Ariz.) Daily Courier
Arizona voters will be asked to cap hospital executives' salaries because of a spat between a California-based union and hospital chains.
Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information. As of July 11, 2016, approximately 1,100 patients are known to be affected.
Nevada hospital reaches deal to keep Medicaid managed care patients | Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal
St. Mary's Health Network, Reno, Nev., will continue accepting Medicaid managed care patients covered by Health Plan of Nevada and Amerigroup after resolving a dispute that threatened to cut services to more than 37,000 low income Nevadans, the head of St. Mary's announced Thursday.
Texas hospitals work to reduce security code confusion | Dallas Morning News
Color-coded emergency warning systems are frequently used to alert hospital staffers to events happening on their premises. While they generally prompt an immediate switch from standard operating procedure, some warn there might be too many colors on the palette.
The rollout of the 2013 state law legalizing the sale of medical marijuana has proceeded at a snail's pace in Massachusetts, with just six dispensaries in operation. But under a revamped state licensure process, the fledgling industry is gaining traction, and the south suburbs are seeing their share of the increased activity.