Maryland hospitals get $10M in funding to train and hire employees; Couple uses info from stolen patient records to go on a shopping spree;

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> Maryland's Health Services Cost Review Commission has approved a plan to include up to $10 million in hospital rates beginning in July 2016 for hospitals to put toward training and hiring employees from areas with high unemployment, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. Article

> A Navy vet and his wife stole more than 80 patient records from Lenox Hill Hospital and used the personal data to steal more than $1 million worth of designer clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue and other retailers around the country, the New York Post reports. Article

> Oakland, California-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals was fined $149,900 for exposing custodial staff to used needles at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo (California) Medical Center, according to the North Bay Business Journal. Article

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>  Rural patients and providers as well like the use of telemedicine for specialty care, according to research published in the journal The Health Care Manager. Article

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> A whopping 21 to 43 percent of medical residents suffer from depression, according to an article published in JAMA. Article

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