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> After being loosely affiliated with Downtown Hospital in New York City, New York-Presbyterian is fully absorbing the facility, WNYC News reported. Article

> Hospitals in Arizona could be required to check patients' immigration status under a new measure proposed by Rep. Steve Smith (R), reported Capitol Media Services. Article

> In a new Critical Care editorial, researchers examine if surgical complications can be prevented by admitting patients to an intensive care environment following surgery. Editorial

> In Texas, patient violence at state-run psychiatric hospitals have jumped 22 percent since 2008 to 3,300 last year, reported the American-Statesman. Article

Health IT News

> Seven in 10 U.S. adults track health indicators, and a growing number are using technology to do so, concludes a new survey from Pew Research Center. Article

> Several popular smartphone apps designed to evaluate photographs of skin lesions and provide feedback to non-clinician users about the likelihood of malignancy are not accurate, according to a recent article in JAMA Dermatology. Article

Provider News

> Patients view physicians who use their electronic health record's clinical decision support tools negatively, according to a study published this month in the journal Medical Decision Making. Article

> More than 1,000 primary care doctors will receive more money for providing quality care, as Highmark expands its patient-centered medical home initiative. Article

And Finally… Adults lose two hours a day worrying. Article