Mich. hospitals improve readmissions, still face fines; Alaska hospitals compete on ER construction;

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> Despite progress on readmission rates, Michigan's hospitals still face major financial penalties, Crain's Detroit Business reports. Article

> Overcrowding in Maryland hospitals, already a major problem, will get worse as it spills into rural communities, according to The Bay Net. Article

> Due to laws restricting emergency room capacity, Alaska's two largest hospitals face off for the right to add new ones, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. Article

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> Health website designers need to critically evaluate their assumptions about usability, especially for older populations, according to research published at eGEMS. Article

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> One in four adults with non-group healthcare coverage did not receive needed care because it cost too much, according to a new report from nonprofit Families USA. Article

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