Mercy Health, Rockford Health to merge; More women delay care for heart symptoms;

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> Illinois' Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System announced plans to merge, hoping to expand in scope and efficiency, according to the Northwest Herald. Article

> Although serial killings committed by healthcare providers in the U.S. have plateaued in recent decades, they are on the rise internationally, Eindra Khin Khin, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, according to MedPageToday. Article

> Women are more likely than men to delay care when they experience heart symptoms, according to a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, News-Medical reports. Article

Practice Management News

> There are common traits among better-performing medical practices, according to data from the Medical Group Management Association released at this year's annual meeting in Las Vegas. Article

> Jeb Shepard, senior government affairs representative for the Medical Group Management Association, discussed top legislative and regulatory concerns with FiercePracticeManagement Editor Deb Beaulieu-Volk. 

And Finally… Traffic-stopper. Article

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