DoJ settlement ends monopoly for Texas hospital system; Henry Ford Health System suffers second data breach in a year;

> Texas-based United Regional Health Care System agreed last Friday to demands from Department of Justice to stop entering into contracts that block health plans from contracting with competing hospitals. The DoJ claimed that United Regional illegally used contracts to maintain a monopoly, causing consumers to pay more for healthcare. Press release

> Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey named Robert Marino as President and CEO, the company announced. Marino has been an officer of the NJ Blues for 20 years, serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2008. Press Release

> Fourth-quarter profits at Universal Health dropped nearly 40 percent thanks to acquisition costs, reports the Associated Press. The $2 billion purchase of competitor Psychiatric Solutions brought the hospital operator's earnings down to $37.2 million, from $60.9 million a year earlier. Article

> Henry Ford Health System in Detroit suffered its second data breach in less than a year after an employee lost a flash drive containing information on 2,777 patients, notes an article published at Info Security. Hospital officials said the lost information included names, medical record numbers, and test results, but not social security numbers or medical histories. Article

>  The University of California, San Francisco's medical school received $48 million for pulmonary research and care, the largest donation in school history, from a mysterious benefactor, KGO News reports. Article

And Finally... Contrary to popular belief, a pizza a day can save your life. Article