NYC comptroller warns of cuts to city hospitals; University Hospitals in Cleveland will add trauma center;

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> New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer warned scheduled cuts in federal payments to the city's public hospital system could have a devastating effect, according to the New York Times. Article

> Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) blasted the Food and Drug Administration for taking two months to respond to a letter from 10 lawmakers concerning a superbug outbreak, the Los Angeles Times reports. Article

> University Hospitals in Cleveland will add a level-one trauma center by next fall, according to WKYC. Article

Health IT News

> Mercy Health System's telehealth division Mercy Virtual is closing in on completion of its new virtual care center. The Chesterfield, Missouri-based system, which has been touting the project since 2011, broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility last May; the facility will house all of Mercy's telehealth programs. Article

> An engineering team at the University of Washington has been exploring the security vulnerabilities of a surgical robot to determine whether a malicious attack could hijack remotely-controlled operations in the future. Article

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