Banner Health outage forces staff to use paper; Toronto hospital to live-tweet cardiac bypass;

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> Banner Health in Phoenix suffered a computer outage on Wednesday, forcing staff to rely on backup paper records, according to USA Today. Article

> Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto will live-tweet a cardiac bypass procedure, according to the Regina Leader-Post. Article

> Community hospitals in Iowa provide more than 100,000 jobs and add more than $6 billion to the state economy, according to a new report from the Iowa Hospital Association. Report (.pdf)

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> Most employers polled in a new survey said they'll continue to offer health benefits to staff and retirees in the immediate future but will manage and deliver these benefits differently, according to human resource solutions provider Aon Hewitt. Article

> Tennessee's General Assembly is considering a Republican-sponsored bill that would require health insurers to renegotiate contracts with participating doctors and hospitals every year, according to The Tennessean. Article

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