West Virginia lawmakers mull hospital rate regulation repeal; Healthcare entrepreneurs, hospital execs on both side of certificate-of-need debate;

News From Around The Web

> West Virginia lawmakers are considering repealing rate regulation for the state's hospitals, an action that is supported by the state hospital association, MetroNews reported. Article

> Healthcare entrepreneurs and hospital executives appear to be on opposite sides of the debate to repeal Virginia's certificate of need law, according to The Virginian-Pilot. Article

Provider News

> Hospital-based wellness centers are changing the healthcare model by providing convenient access to early treatment, preventive care and pro-active wellness programs. The increase of hospital-based wellness centers is part of the population health management movement that calls for healthcare professionals to focus more on preventing, rather than treating, illnesses, notes NorthJersey.com. Article

> A federal initiative to reduce preventable hospital admissions among nursing home residents has returned encouraging early results, according to a new report. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Investment in on-demand healthcare companies--those that provide local near-real-time and 24/7 services--is expected to quadruple to $1 billion by the end of 2017, according to Accenture research. Article

And Finally... Florida woman pulls over police officer for speeding. Article