Miss. senator seeks to end hospital exemption; Third patient accuses Conn. nurse of assault;

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> A Mississippi state senator wants to end public hospitals' exemption from Mississippi's Open Meetings Act, according to the Sun Herald. Article

> A third patient at Bridgeport, Connecticut's St. Vincent's Medical Center has accused nursing assistant Gonzalo Flores of sexual assault, according to the Associated Press. Article

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> The ICD-10 Coalition did not take kindly to American Medical Association (AMA) President Robert Wah's characterization of ICD-10 as a droid serving Star Wars' antagonist Darth Vader, in an address to AMA's House of Delegates last month. Article

> The Medical Electronic Data Technology Enhancement for Consumers' Health Act, which aims to exempt low-risk medical software and mobile medical apps from regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, officially was introduced to Congress Dec. 4. Article

> Consumers expect the same game-changing technology in healthcare that they experience elsewhere in their lives, and it's high time it was being offered, writes Sue Schade, chief information officer at University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers at UofM's Health Blog. Article

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