Calif. fines eight non-compliant hospitals; WHO: Cancer growing at an alarming rate;

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> Eight California hospitals face fines for noncompliance with licensing requirements that could lead to patient injury or death, the California Department of Public Health announced. Announcement

> The World Health Organization expects cancer will jump from 14 million new cases in 2012 to 22 million globally within the next 20 years, Medical News Today reported. Article

> The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognized 122 units from 101 hospitals across the country with the 2013 Beacon Award for Excellence for using evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes. Statement

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> State policies have a big impact on whether hospitals decide to offer telehealth services, according to research published in the newest issue of Health Affairs. Article

> Cost reduction is the focal point of innovation initiatives among hospitals and ambulatory care centers responding to the 2013 Healthcare Provider Innovation Survey from HIMSS and innovation accelerator AVIA. Article

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