Connecticut gov doubts Tenet will resume deal; July stroke patient outcomes same as other months;

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> Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said he sees no chance of Tenet Healthcare reversing course after exiting a plan to acquire five Connecticut hospitals, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Outcomes were similar for patients with blood clot-caused strokes whether they were admitted in July or any other month, according to a new study published in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases. Study abstract

Health Payer News

> It's been a busy and interesting year for the health insurance industry. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been front and center for most of 2014. Earlier in the year, the ACA's much-maligned federal insurance exchange,, created headlines (and headaches). At the end, speculation mounted over a single phrase in the ACA that could undo the act in about three dozen states and leave millions of Americans without the subsidies that make their insurance affordable. Article

Health IT News

> When it comes to health IT news, 2014 was a whopper. From government turmoil to data breach mayhem, several stories stood out. Article

Practice Management News

> Although many practicing physicians report they feel torn about forgoing their independence, most current medical school students (73 percent) plan to pursue employment with a hospital or large system from the get-go, according to a new survey from Epocrates. Article

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