Scientists developing robotic arm for surgery in womb; Data breach at Rady Children's Hospital impacts more than 14,000 patients;

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> Scientists at University College London and KU Leuven University, Belgium are developing a miniscule robotic arm that can perform surgery on babies in the womb, according to CNN. Scientists are targeting spina bifida with the technology. Article

> Yet another breach of patient data has occurred, this time at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego, HealthITSecurity.com reports. Information on more than 14,000 patients was mistakenly sent out to job applicants. Article

Provider News

> Hospital noise interrupts patients' sleep patterns, influences their blood pressure and puts added stress on hospital staff--all reasons for organizations to find ways to reduce the constant commotion. Article

> Hospital CEO pay may penalize optimistic behavior and reward lower-performing executives, according to new research published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Article

Health Insurance News

> State Medicaid expansion decisions largely influence cities, as most have low-income populations who would qualify under expanded eligibility, according to a new issue brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Article

EMR News

> Health IT Now, buoyed by RAND's recent report on electronic health records, has called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress to "decertify systems that require additional modules, expenses, and customization to share data," and to investigate business practices that prohibit or restrict data sharing in federal incentive programs. Article

And Finally... Felony never looked so good. Article

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