Waterbury Hospital cuts jobs; MS may subject community hospitals to public meeting laws;

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> Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut cut about 80 jobs after its acquistion deal with Tenet Healthcare Corp. fell through, the Hartford Courant reported. Article

> A bill pending in the Mississippi Legislature would subject community hospitals to public meeting laws, the Jacksonville Clarion-Ledger reported. Article

> A Minnesota study intended to determine how many nurses are required to ensure the safe delivery of care fell short after hospitals in the state apparently declined to provide needed data, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. Article

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> With much written in the past year about hospitals' preparedness to handle emergencies like the Ebola crisis, the recent news that Boston may host the 2024 Summer Olympics has highlighted the fact that infectious disease outbreaks aren't the only event that can put healthcare facilities to the test. Article

Healthcare IT News

Draft guidance documents published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in compliance with actions outlined in its FDASIA Health IT Report, propose both to regulate medical device accessories based on risks they present when used as intended with their parent devices and not regulate products intended only for general wellness. Article

And finally...Glitter bombing website begs customers to stop. Article