$10B healthcare allocation delay could close 3 NYC hospitals; Investigation prompts new mental health treatment protocol;

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> Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said a delay in $10 billion in healthcare funding reallocations for the state could close down three struggling Brooklyn hospitals, the New York Post reported. Article

> A new start-up company could help hospitals gauge the extremity of flu outbreaks through social media outlets, like Twitter, WISHTV.com reported. Article

> A Washington state hospital is revamping its protocol for treating mentally ill patients after an investigation by The Joint Commission, the Seattle Times reported. Article

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> Patient participation in health information exchange efforts would go a long way toward improving quality and safety efforts, according to Joseph Schneider, vice president, chief medical information officer and medical director of clinical informatics at Baylor Health Care System. Article

> Telemedicine is not preferable for optimal palliative care, though patients do have a positive attitude toward using it, a new study published in the journal Telemedicine and e-Health finds. Article

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