Alabama reconsiders hospital bed minimum; Chicago trauma center requests more research time;

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> An Indiana test prep company will pay out thousands of dollars to about 800 Minnesota nurses it is accused of cheating, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Article

> Alabama is considering amending a requirement that hospitals have at least 15 beds to increase hospital access in its rural areas, according to the Times Daily. Article

> Hospital officials planning to open a $40 million adult trauma center on the South Side of Chicago say they need more time to prepare data supporting the new center, according to FOX32. Article

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> The remote patient monitoring market in the U.S. is expected to grow roughly 13.2 percent per year through 2020,  a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds. Article

> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would be on the hook for convening a cybersecurity task force and submitting a report to Congress next year on the ability of HHS, and the healthcare industry at large, to respond to cybersecurity threats, under an omnibus funding bill unveiled Wednesday morning. Article

And Finally… Stopping the question. Article



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