CarePoint Health lays off dozens; Former army specialist pleads guilty to stealing hospital drugs;

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> CarePoint Health, the hospital chain that owns three Hudson County, New Jersey medical centers, has confirmed it has laid off dozens of workers at each hospital and its Jersey City corporate office, according to NJ.com. Article

> A former Army pharmacy specialist has pleaded guilty in federal court in Maryland to stealing drugs from a military hospital, the Army Times reports. Article

> Arkansas' CHI St. Vincent and Conway Regional Health System have entered into a five-year "management agreement." Each health system will retain its name, governance and autonomy, Arkansas Online reports. Article

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> After defending his position to expand Medicaid during the first Republican presidential debate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's administration reported the program cost $2 billion below estimates in the most recent fiscal year. Article

Health IT News

> As more startups enter digital healthcare, more are likely to quickly fail, but that gives larger companies the ability to "mine" them for new innovations, according to a report from Accenture. Article

And Finally... They suspect nothing. Article

 
 

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