Web-based tutorial on knee surgery boosts patient experience; N.J. nursing union files unfair labor practice charges;

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> A web-based tutorial increases a patient's understanding of upcoming knee surgery and also enhances the patient experience, according to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Study abstract

> New Jersey's largest nursing union has filed unfair labor practice charges against Bayonne Medical Center and Christ Hospitals in Jersey City for threatening to fire and sue employees who publicly support state legislation that owners believe will put them out of business, according to NJ.com. Article

> Training health workers on how to educate young women about intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants reduced the rate of unintended pregnancy by almost half, according to a study of women seeking family planning services published in The Lancet. Study abstract  (.pdf)

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> Insurers stand to lose up to 19 million members if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that subsidies are illegal and lawmakers completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> A truly connected healthcare ecosystem will take longer to develop than most predict and it's not yet proven the Apple Watch will be the groundbreaking device that will change the mHealth industry, according to David Lee Scher, M.D. However, he still says digital tech will have a huge impact on healthcare, in an essay for Medscape. Article

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