Colorado hospitals, doctors push to end sales of recreational pot; Juror tampering investigated in UI Hospitals and Clinics case;

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> Hospitals and physicians in the Pueblo, Colorado area have started a drive to stop the sales of recreational marijuana in the region, citing a rise in the number of newborns who test positive for cannabis in their system, The Denver Post has reported. Article

> An investigation into juror tampering is underway after the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics prevailed in a medical malpractice case. The jurors concluded the hospital system had been negligent in caring for a mother who gave birth to a brain-damaged child, but awarded no damages, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Article

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> Two hospitals on Native American reservations in South Dakota will keep their Medicare funding after agreeing to make changes to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, ABC News has reported. Article

A six-step hand-washing process developed by the World Health Organization is more effective than the three-step approach suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a study has found. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) believes that, when it comes to medical device interoperability, not enough is being done to ensure such tools can connect with their electronic health record systems. In comments responding to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance for medical device interoperability published in January, CHIME says providers often will purchase systems in which vendors tout interoperability, only to find out after the money has been spent that third-party software is needed to enhance connectivity. Article

And Finally...Belly button lint beer. Article