California hospital fined $86K for medical error; Closure of Philadelphia hospital could lead to loss of 1,000 jobs;

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> Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, California, was fined $86,000 after a surgeon left a towel in a patient's stomach during surgery in 2014, according to ABC13. Article

> University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health plans to close Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and replace it with a more limited-use hospital, The Baltimore Sun reports. Article

> The closure of North Philadelphia Health System could leave 1,100 employees without jobs, CBS Philly reports. Article

Health Payer News

While they sometimes have opposing interests, payers and drug companies can work together so that patients have better access to new, innovative medications, according to a Health Affairs blog post. Article

Health IT News

Hacking is at the top of the list of sources of healthcare data leaks in 2015, according to a Bitglass report; hacking accounted for 98 percent of breaches last year. Article

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