Concurrent surgeries sometimes occur at the Cleveland Clinic; Saint Peter's University Hospital sues New Jersey Blues;

News From Around The Web

> Concurrent surgeries--where procedures overlap and simultaneously command the attention of a single surgeon--occur about 15 percent of the time at the Cleveland Clinic, the Columbus Dispatch has reported. Article

> Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Jersey has sued Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, claiming the insurer's new two-tier provider network will steer business away from its doors, has reported. Article

Provider News

> MedStar Washington Hospital Center launched a new program to ensure that terminally ill patients have someone with them as they are dying, even when no relatives or family members are on hand, the hospital announced. Article

> Utah hospitals, like many hospitals across the nation, have been plagued of late by employee drug thefts, which may also be connected to a recent hepatitis exposure of hundreds of patients, the Deseret News reported. Article

Healthcare IT News

> As information flows into the healthcare system from myriad technologies--wearables, apps, social media, online portals, electronic records, etc.--the industry needs to figure out how those types of information can be combined and weighed, according to a paper published this week in Nature. Article

And finally...Canadian hospital ordered to take down English language signs. Article