New York releases $1.2B to providers; Connecticut suspends payments to hospitals;

News From Around The Web

> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released $1.2 billion to hospitals and clinics for capital projects, according to Capital New York. Article

> Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has suspended some $140 million on supplemental payments to the state's hospitals, The Connecticut Mirror reported. Article

> In Oregon, hospitals have fared well and insurers worse under the Affordable Care Act, according to Oregon Live. Article

Provider News

> The White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal agencies will gather next month to come up with strategies to combat the Zika virus, Reuters has reported. Timing is critical because officials expect to see a possible widespread outbreak once the warm weather hits the United States. Article

Healthcare IT News

> The National Quality Forum has issued a new report on health IT safety and how it should be measured. The 99-page guidance offers a framework for determining the effect of health IT on patient safety and prioritizes key measurement areas, according to an announcement. Article

And finally... Nuclear reactor downed by bird poop. Article