What the public needs to know about King v. Burwell; ME hospitals focused on sustainable foods;

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> Kaiser Health News clarifies what members of the public need to know regarding this week's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the King v. Burwell case. Article

> Hospitals in Maine are jumping on the sustainability bandwagon, with at least 10 facilities making a concerted effort to purchase food from local growers, the Press-Herald reported. Article

> California's safety-net hospitals, particularly those in poorer rural areas, struggle with financial penalties imposed by the Medicare program, the Sun-Star reported. Article

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> If health systems can harness the "customer orientation of a five-star hotel and the operational discipline of a factory floor," they can improve access to care and in turn boost patient satisfaction and the organization's profitability, a Health Affairs blog post suggests. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Third parties receive personal health information from more than 90 percent of visits to health-related websites, according to research to be published in the March 2015 issue of Communication of the ACM. Article

And finally...House fire linked to Nutella jar. Article

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