Hospital break-in causes $6.7K in damage; Bipartisan Policy Center wants national approach to address workforce issues;

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> Following the recent meningitis outbreak that has killed 36 people in seven states, Massachusetts's public health department ordered 10 pharmacies to stop all sterile compounding after unannounced inspections revealed quality violations, MedPage Today reported. Article

> A break-in at Pennsylvania's Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street left three operating rooms with nearly $6,700 in damage, according to the Associated Press. Police found the thief hiding in a recovery room. Article

> The Bipartisan Policy Center this week called for a national approach to addressing the future supply and demand of healthcare workers, AHA News Now reported. News Brief

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> Doctors have increased the amount of electronic claims they submit to insurers by almost 50 percent in the past 10 years, leading to faster claims receipt and processing. Article

> The American Hospital Association and HIMSS both support the National Coordinator for Health IT's patient safety plan. Article

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