Transfusions can help or hurt trauma patients; Hospital groups push back against CHIP expiration;

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> Blood transfusions can help or harm trauma patients depending on their predicted risk of death on arrival, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine. Abstract

> Eskenazi Health Pedigo at Horizon Hotel, which opened this week in Indianapolis, is one of the first facilities in the United States to offer free healthcare, primary care and daycare services for the homeless, according to RTV6. Article

> Hospital advocacy groups back legislation to continue funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, set to expire next September, HFMA reports. Article

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> It's well established that vendor electronic health record and related contracts heavily favor the vendor to the detriment of the provider. Many of them limit the vendor's liability, require that the EHR software be taken "as-is," prohibit class-action lawsuits or require arbitration. Article

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> A majority of participants in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program favored an online enrollment process, but a segment still wants to be able to interact with caseworkers, according to a study from Georgia State University. Article

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