NY hospitals interested in medical pot plan; Early elective deliveries hit national target;

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> More hospital executives in New York state want more information about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) plan to legalize medicinal marijuana, the Albany Business Journal reports. Article

> The rate of maternal early elective deliveries has dropped to the national safety target, according to a new report from the Leapfrog Group. Report

> Two new hepatitis C medications, while effective, may hike state budgets and private insurance rates, according to Pew Stateline. Article

Health IT News

> Using patient-flow software resulted in dramatically reduced length-of-stay and significant cost savings for Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital in a six-week trial. Hospital staff discussed the results last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Orlando, Fla. Article

> National health IT coordinators past and present agreed interoperability is a multilayered issue that encompasses more than just the exchange of data. Article

And Finally… Monkey business. Article