Five hospitals honored for leadership and safety innovation; 100 AIDS researchers feared on board doomed Malaysian jetliner;

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> The American Hospital Association will recognize five hospitals for their leadership and innovations in quality improvement and safety. Announcement (.pdf)

> As many as 100 AIDS researchers, activists and health workers who were traveling to a conference in Australia may have been on board the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, USA Today reports. Article

> Lawmakers question whether Veteran Affairs managers threatened VA employees or retaliated against whistleblowers with patient privacy violations, according to The Washington Post. Article

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> Cost controls implemented under the Affordable Care Act will lead to slower overall federal healthcare spending over the next 25 years, according to a Congressional Budget Office report. Article

> More than 1,500 hospitals improved care for more than 143,000 patients since January 2012 through a joint initiative between two major healthcare advocacy organizations, in addition to saving more than $1.3 billion, according to the Health Research & Educational Trust. Article

And Finally... No bones about it. Article