HMA, Halifax compete for Bert Fish partnership; Nintendo Wii helps surgeons sharpen their skills;

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> Health Management Associates and Halifax Health pitched competing plans to partner with Bert Fish Medical Center, reported the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Article

> A new bill would add Nevada to a group of 17 states that allow nurse practitioners to provide care independently of physicians, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Article

> After more than one and a half years, the partnership between University Hospital and KentuckyOne Health today became official, according to The Courier-Journal. Article

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> New research finds that using a Nintendo Wii might be a helpful and inexpensive part of supplemental training for young laparoscopic surgeons. Article

> Developing a computer-based intervention to improve medication adherence among HIV patients becomes more cost-effective the longer patients stay on track and as the number of users grows. Article

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