Healthcare-acquired infection treatments expected to reach $30B by 2016; Tenet, Novant file appeals over Fort Mill hospital;

> Sending reminders to patients via telephone calls improves hospital appointment attendance, according to a study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. The study found that automated telephone reminders were less effective than manual phone calls. Study (.pdf)

> The Department of Health & Human Services is giving states and communities $103 million to fight chronic diseases, the agency announced yesterday. Press release

> The global market for healthcare-acquired infection treatments is expected to reach $30 billion by 2016, according to a new report. This market is estimated to be around $19 billion this year. Report

> Tenet Healthcare and Novant Health have filed appeals with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control over its decision to let Carolinas HealthCare System build a hospital in Fort Mill, S.C., reports the  Charlotte Business Journal. Article

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