Around the nation: Sanders wins New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary

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    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night, with about 26% of the votes, trailed closely by Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, with 24.4% of the vote, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

    • New Hampshire: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary Tuesday night, with about 26% of the votes. Sanders was trailed closely by Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, with 24.4% of the vote and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), with 19.8% of the vote. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Tom Steyer each ended the night with less than 10% of the vote (Lerer/Goldmacher, New York Times, 2/12; NPR Live Blogs, 2/12).

    • Pennsylvania: Jefferson Health under a partnership with LifeLink is now offering chatbots to help patients make appointment requests and gather information about different Jefferson Health providers. During a trial period at Jefferson last year, LifeLink found its chatbots performed better than traditional online forms by 150% and increased submission rates by over 155% (George, Philadelphia Business Journal, 2/7).

    • Rhode Island: Mark Bertolini, former Aetna CEO, on Monday resigned from the board of CVS Health following an announcement by CVS that Bertolini wouldn't stand for re-election to the board this year. Bertolini said he had wanted to continue serving on the board, but "the board thought otherwise." CVS and Aetna merged last year in a $68 billion deal (Wilde Mathews, Wall Street Journal, 2/7).

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