Hartford Healthcare to eliminate more than 300 jobs; Study will analyze the long-term health effects of Ebola survivors;

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> Amid state and federal reimbursement cuts, Connecticut's Hartford HealthCare will eliminate the equivalent of more than 300 full-time jobs, according to NECN. Article

> Several strategies can improve communication within healthcare systems, including making effective communication part of staff safety training, reports Managed Healthcare Executive. Article

> The National Institutes of Health announced a clinical research partnership will study Liberian survivors of the Ebola virus to examine the long-term health effects of the deadly virus. Announcement

Health Payer News

>  Medicare is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Although the federal health program has made strides since its inception, there are also several challenges that lie ahead, former Sen. Tom Daschle wrote in a Health Affairs blog post. Article

>  Now that Anthem has made an acquisition overture to Cigna and UnitedHealth is courting Aetna, the game has changed for Humana--the insurer that had, until now, garnered the most merger buzz in recent months. Article

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