Los Angeles sues hospital for patient dumping; Drop in blood transfusions good for patients, bad for blood banks;

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> An attorney for the city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit against Glendale Adventist Medical Center, accusing the organization of dumping patients with mental illnesses and disabled homeless patients in the city's skid row over the past four years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Article

> The increase in insured patients under the Affordable Care Act means one Minneapolis, Minnesota medical clinic will shut its doors, KARE 11 news reported. Article

> Although medical advances mean patients need less blood during procedures, it also leads to financial losses within the blood bank business, according to the New York Times. Article

Health IT News

> The participation of health system leadership and timely and accurate communication are among the biggest factors contributing to the success of hospital participation in a health information exchange, according to research published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research--Medical Informatics. Article

Payer News

State health insurance exchanges have it over on the federal government when it comes to enrollment, according to article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Article

And Finally… The honor system works. Article