UnitedHealth in contrast dispute with Connecticut hospitals; Wisconsin hospital achieves energy independence;

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> An Affordable Care Act-mandated training program intended to address the shortage of primary care physicians is up for renewal and has an uncertain future, the New York Times has reported. Article

> A contract dispute between UnitedHealth and two of Connecticut's largest hospitals could lead to many patients having to pay out-of-network rates, the Hartford Courant reported. Article

> A Wisconsin hospital is the first to have generated more energy than it uses, allowing it to achieve energy "independence," Midwest Energy News has reported. Article

Provider News

> Communication--or often the lack thereof--between hospital clinicians and primary care providers often results in poor care coordination after discharge and a greater chance of patient readmissions, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Boston Children's Hospital was without its electronic health record system for close to a week after a hardware issue caused it to shut down. The system stopped working on Friday afternoon, and clinicians had to turn to paper to track treatment, order tests and receive test results, according to the Boston Globe. Article

And Finally... Disability conference not wheelchair accessible. Article