A quarter of Pennsylvania hospitals lost money; Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital to close;

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> A new study by the Pennsylvania HealthCare Cost Containment Council concluded that about a quarter of the state's hospitals lost money last year, although there have been improvements with margins and levels of uncompensated care, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported. Article

> The 825-bed Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Lower Manhattan will be closed by 2020 and replaced with a smaller facility, The New York Times has reported. Article

> An Indian Health Services Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota is in danger of losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding due to a recent unannounced site inspection, Business Insider reported. Article

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> Common misperceptions persist regarding the role of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys, Medicare officials have argued in a commentary for the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The White House has released its final Data Security Policy Principles and Framework for the Precision Medicine Initiative. The document sets expectations for organizations participating in the initiative, and government agencies have committed to integrating it into all PMI activities, according to a White House blog post. Article

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