Castlight Health, Teladoc team up; Patient advocate Jessie Gruman dies at 60;

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> A partnership between Castlight Health and Teladoc, a telehealth provider, will allow Teladoc to offer its services through Castlight's technology suite to all facilities that work with both companies. Announcement

> Jessie Gruman, a patient advocate and researcher, died July 14 at the age of 60. She lived with cancer for much of her life and used that struggle to advocate for progress. Gruman helped found and lead the Center for Advancing Health, where she studied patient decision-making processes and championed patient empowerment. Article

> To prevent another patient data breach, after one early last month, administrators at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego make sure staffers receive more training about safeguarding patient information. The hospital now uses a program that scans emails for private data and blocks those emails from leaving hospital computers, according to an article in The Times of San Diego. Article

Provider News

> When a doctor noticed the physicians and staff tending to his wife after a double knee replacement weren't washing their hands before interacting with her, he worked to do something about it, Yahoo News reported. He created Operation Clean Hands, a hand-hygiene initiative at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Tennessee, that since implemented in 2009, has increased handwashing compliance to 97 percent and seen a dramatic drop in infection rates. Article

Health Insurance News

> As health insurers' provider networks get more narrow, many states adopt standards to ease consumer concerns about limited selections of doctors and hospitals, reports The New York Times. Article

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