St. Louis hospitals have a drop in inpatient volume but a rise in profits; New Jersey health system lays off dozens of employees;

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> Hospitals in St. Louis have reported rising profits, despite a decline in inpatients, the St. Louis Business Journal has reported. Article

> Huntsville Hospital Health System and Athens-Limestone Hospital in Alabama expect to continue a business relationship that began in 2007 with a new 40-year pact, according to the Decatur DailyArticle

> CarePoint Health, which operates three hospitals in Hudson County, New Jersey has laid off dozens of works, has reported. Article

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> A new resource could help hospitals significantly reduce the number of patients injured from falls and save approximately $1 million in costs. The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has released a new online tool that offers step-by-step guidance to assist hospitals in measuring fall and fall with injury rates, identifying and measuring barriers to fall prevention, and implementing proven solutions for falls prevention that are customized to address specific barriers. Article

Healthcare IT News

> As more startups enter digital healthcare, more are likely to quickly fail, but that gives larger companies the ability to "mine" them for new innovations, according to a report from Accenture. The company examined 900 health IT startups and found that half were in danger of failing within 20 months of their creation. The researchers call them "zombie" start-ups, and say instead of discarding them, larger industry players should acquire them. Article

And finally... Opera singer performed while undergoing brain surgery. Article