For the second time in three years, a data breach at Broward Health has caused the release of personal patient information in what one district executive called “a ring of thugs.”
Mental-hospital closures upheld by Iowa Supreme Court | DesMoines (Iowa) Register
Gov. Terry Branstad had the authority to close two state mental hospitals, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The state workers' union and several Democratic lawmakers sued the governor, saying he had overstepped his bounds when he vetoed money for the facilities in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda in 2015 and closed them without assent from the Legislature.
Baptist Health likely to take over Marathon, Fla., hospital | Miami Herald
A partnership between Fishermen's Community Hospital and Baptist Health South Florida, the largest health-care organization in the region, could mean increased services at the community-owned hospital beginning next year.
Hallmark Health lays off 50-plus to cut costs prior to merger | Boston Business Journal
Hallmark Health System, Medford, Mass., will release 2% of its workforce, or 57 employees, to cut costs in advance of its anticipated merger with Wellforce. The layoffs will save Hallmark about $16 million this fiscal year. Hallmark's proposed deal with Wellforce, the parent company of Tufts Medical Center, has not yet closed.
Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, says he's still ironing out his role in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump, but one thing's certain: He'll have a role in helping craft the replacement plan for Obamacare.
Siemens plans to spin off health unit as CEO sharpens focus | Bloomberg.com
Siemens announced plans to spin off its $15 billion health-care division in one of the German engineering giant's biggest portfolio revamps as it narrows focus on energy, transport and factory gear.
The Senate's plan to speed new drugs and medical devices to market just hit an unexpected roadblock: President-elect Donald Trump.