A U.S. district judge ruled that the state of Illinois was not providing sufficient care for the developmentally disabled, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, New Jersey, and New Mexico.
The changing health care industry may pose a threat to academic medical centers (AMCs), but Banner Health's recent overhaul into a consumer-focused system sheds light on how AMCs can rise to the challenge, Philip Betbeze reports for HealthLeaders Media.
President Trump tweeted further criticism of Merck on Monday afternoon after the company's CEO, Kenneth Frazier, resigned from the president's manufacturing council over Trump's initial reaction to recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Several health care leaders, however, expressed support for Frazier.
Advocate Health Care launched two nutrition programs with the aim of improving health outcomes for malnourished patients, ultimately saving money and reducing readmission rates, according to research published in American Health & Drug Benefits.
A new study urges people to replace their sponges regularly, cautioning that common sponge-cleaning strategies, such as running it through the microwave or dishwasher, are useless against certain germs—but others are pushing back, saying the research is nothing more than fearmongering.