MN hospitals report community benefits; WI hospitals avoid posting inspection reports

News From Around The Web

> Minnesota hospitals provided $3.9 billion in community benefits in 2012, up 10 percent from 2011, AHA News Now reports. Article

> Wisconsin will exempt hospitals from posting their annual inspection reports online, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Article

Provider News

> It's rare to find a person who possesses effective management skills. As a result, companies--including healthcare organizations--often hire unsuitable managers, according to a Harvard Business Review blog post by Randall Beck and James Harter. Article

> The House of Representative passed a bill repealing the Sustainable Growth Rate payment system, but with a catch --a delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate. Article

Healthcare IT News

>  Consumers who track their own health data are willing to contribute that information to larger research projects--and researchers are eager to use it--if some basic concerns can be worked out, according to the Health Data Exploration (HDE) project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

And finally...Rise in stoner dogs in Seattle. Article

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