Hospitals, medical screening companies promote unnecessary tests; U.S. healthcare organizations suffer data breaches affecting 21K patients;

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> In California, Alameda Health System (AHS) is adding Sutter Health's San Leandro Hospital to its health system, Alameda announced yesterday. Under the acquisition, Sutter will transfer San Leandro Hospital's building, land and equipment to AHS. Statement

> Despite expanded health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, young adults may still experience coverage issues, particularly relating to mental health, substance abuse and maternity care, Kaiser Health News reported. Article

> Hospitals are teaming up with medical screening companies to perform tests many experts say people don't need and could unnecessarily increase healthcare spending., The Washington Post reported. Article

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 > More than 21,000 patients have been affected by a trio of recent healthcare data breaches throughout the United States. Article

> One fact that cannot be disputed is the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continues to be a national leader in health IT. Commentary

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