Registered nurses picket Seattle Children's Hospital for better wages, benefits | KOMO-TV
Hundreds of registered nurses held an informational picket outside Seattle Children's Hospital on Tuesday to fight for better wages, better benefits and paid family leave. They claim short staffing has forced some patients to get care someplace else.
Striking nurses and Allina remain at a standstill on day 10 | Minnesota Public Radio
As the Allina nurses strike enters its 10th day, neither side is showing any sign of bending soon. The picket lines outside five metro area hospitals are noticeably smaller this week. The Minnesota Nurses Association estimates that 1,200 nurses are picketing Allina now, compared to a showing of 2,500 nurses in the first days of the strike, which began Labor Day.
Tennessee task force plans to send Medicaid expansion plan to feds soon | The Tennessean
The 3-Star Healthy task force is preparing to submit its next draft of a TennCare expansion pilot to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in about seven days.
Optum unit makes big push into urgent care in Minnesota | (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
UnitedHealth Group's Optum division is making its largest push thus far into patient care in Minnesota with up to 19 new urgent care centers planned by the end of 2017.
GE enlists entrepreneurs to 'hack' opioid crisis | Boston Business Journal
Intractable problems deserve innovative solutions, so why not leverage Boston's tech community to help alleviate Massachusetts' opioid abuse crisis? That's the proposition behind General Electric's sponsorship of five groups working on technologies developed at a hackathon geared at finding solutions to the rampant problem of drug abuse.
Cornyn: Mental health vote will likely have to wait until after election | The Hill
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Tuesday that a Senate vote on mental health legislation will likely have to wait until after the election, despite progress on a dispute over guns. Asked if he thought a vote was more likely after the election, Cornyn said, “I do.”
Pathologists test drones to deliver lab samples faster | National Public Radio
In the near future, clinical pathologist Geoff Baird and others say drones could transform healthcare — not only in rural areas by bringing critical supplies into hard-to-reach places, but also in crowded cities where hospitals pay hefty fees to get medical samples across town during rush hour.
EpiPen maker dispenses outsize pay | The Wall Street Journal
The drugmaker buffeted by the furor over hefty drug price increases on its lifesaving EpiPen had the second-highest executive compensation among all U.S. drug and biotech firms over the past five years, paying its top five managers a total of nearly $300 million, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
California hospital hopes to be first in state to allow medical marijuana | San Francisco Chronicle
If Dr. Larry Bedard has his way, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, Calif., would become the first acute-care medical center in the state to allow patients to openly consume medical marijuana in the hospital.
Anti-doping agency says athletes' medical data stolen by Russian group | Reuters
The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack.