NYC could convert inpatient centers to outpatient; Lucile Packard, Stanford Health nurses authorize strike;

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> Sacramento, California-based Sutter Health announced it will shut down Alta Bates Summit Medical Center's southern Berkeley campus between 2018 and 2030, the East Bay Times reports. Article

> A proposed overhaul of New York City's troubled hospital system could convert inpatient centers to outpatient facilities, according to the Wall Street Journal. Article

> Nurses at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Health Care in California this week voted to authorize a strike after wage and benefits negotiations failed, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Article

Health IT News

> With the rise of cyberattacks and the second round of HIPAA audits from the Health and Human Services Department's Office for Civil Rights officially underway, healthcare organizations should rely on simultaneously maturing both their compliance and security strategies, according to Andrew Hicks, healthcare and life sciences practice director at risk management consulting firm Coalfire. Article

> Interoperability of health information and connectivity between patients, clinicians, hospitals, health insurers and others are foundational elements for a national system of evidence generation for clinical decision research, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials Robert Califf and Rachel Sherman. Article

And Finally… Sign of the times. Article

 

 

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