Mayo to collaborate with Enterprise Ireland; Breach in San Antonio impacts 2,934 patients;

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> The Mayo Clinic this week announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, an Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo. "This collaboration bridges a financial gap for translational research," Greg Gores, M.D., executive dean for research at Mayo Clinic, said in the announcement. "It provides funding in between the early-stage basic research and the stage when a technology is ready for the marketplace." Announcement

> In San Antonio, Texas, a nonprofit advocacy group for children with developmental disabilities is notifying 2,934 families of a potential data breach that occurred when someone stole computers from the group's Austin office, the San Antonio Express-News reported. EveryChild, Inc. said the computers, which were discovered missing Feb. 2, contained clients' birth dates, Social Security numbers, Medicaid numbers, photos and health information, according to the article. Article

Health Finance News

> As the U.S. population ages in the coming decades, it will increase demand on long-term care services, and many questions remain about how to finance a viable system, according to a report from the Bipartisan Policy Center. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank has created a new initiative to support and finance long-term care nationwide. The number of Americans requiring long-term care will more than double over the next 35 years, reaching 27 million by the year 2050, the report notes. Article

Provider News

> In a post-Affordable Care Act landscape, there is increasingly less room for independent community hospitals. "What has worked for community hospitals in the past--taking independent actions to sustain the expertise, technology, equipment and facilities to meet community health needs--will not work in the future," writes Richard H. Aubut, president and chief executive officer of South Shore Health and Educational Corp.,  in an opinion piece in the Boston Globe, citing the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital last month. Article

And Finally... No such thing as free lunch, especially at the golf course. Article

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