Calif. hospital worker exposed as many as 1K to tuberculosis; Judge orders HCA to pay for failing to fulfill pledges;

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> A California hospital employee may have exposed 350 infants, 368 parents and 308 employees to tuberculosis, according to CNN. Article

> A judge ordered Nashville's Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) to pay nearly $434 million to the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City for not fulfilling agreed-upon pledges HCA made upon purchasing several hospitals more than a decade ago, according to KCUR. Article

Health Payer News

> When it comes to the quality of consumer-friendly plan shopping tools, the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges are not all created equal, according to a new whitepaper from the Clear Choices campaign. Article

> Drug prices are increasing due to the fact that many health insurers cover few prescriptions, including those that are old and should be priced very low, Scott Gottleib of the American Enterprise Institute writes in a post for Forbes. Article

Health IT News

> The hospital chief information officer is at the intersection of technology and clinical care, more than ever before, says Marc Chasin, M.D., CIO of St. Luke's Health System. As a physician, that's where his passion lies, he tells FierceHealthIT in an interview. Article

And Finally… May the courts be with you. Article

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