7 obligations for ethical patient care; Hospital admissions jump 55% amid NY flu emergency;

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> Following a similar public health emergency in Boston, the state of New York has declared a flu emergency, the Associated Press reported. In the past week alone, New York hospitals saw patient admissions jump 55 percent. Article

> When mulling a bundled payment program with payers, hospitals must identify potential risks and sources of cost variation, among other considerations, AHA New Now reported. News Brief

> Johns Hopkins experts promote seven ethical obligations for patient care, which include protecting patients rights and interests and avoiding nonclinical risks. Statement

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> Last week, a California state judge denied Kaiser Permanente access to the computers and email account of the couple the healthcare group hired to store nearly 300,000 hospital files. Article

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