January 30, 2018


Apple steps into Epic Systems' arena with medical records iPhone app

By: Erik Lorenzsonn | The Cap Times | January 27, 2018

Apple has quietly entered the Epic Systems-dominated marketplace of medical records software with a phone app that will let users easily access personal medical information.

Minnesota nursing program hopes to fill needs of rural areas

By: Post-Bulletin | La Crosse Tribune | January 28, 2018

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — School officials hope that a new nursing program in southeast Minnesota will help lessen the nursing shortage in rural areas.

"Stop the Bleed" program to train bystanders in emergencies

By: Cassandra Duvall | NBC26 | January 24, 2018

NEENAH, Wis. - When major disasters happen first responders aren't necessarily the first on scene, many times it's those people at the event or nearby.


A shrinking number of rural Texas hospitals still deliver babies. Here's what that means for expecting moms.

By: Marissa Evans | The Texas Tribune | January 17, 2018

Across Texas, rural hospitals are facing a difficult decision: Whether to continue delivering babies as the number of births falls and the cost of providing the service rises.

Baxter to import IV saline bags from Mexico to ease U.S. shortage

By: Julie Steenhuysen | Reuters | January 24, 2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Baxter International informed customers on Wednesday that it has been given approval by U.S. regulators to import large saline bags from its plant in Mexico in an effort to ease hospital shortages of the product as the nation faces a severe flu season.

Viewpoint: How realistic is Apple's attempt at the EHR industry? Very - 6 reasons why

By: Julie Spitzer | Becker’s Hospital Review | January 25, 2018

On Wednesday, Apple said its latest iOS update would enable consumers to input their health records on the Health app to increase EHR portability. Now, the healthcare community is at odds over whether the tech company's latest move will be successful.

Minnesota attorney general sues Trump administration over cuts in federal health funds

By: Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune | January 26, 2018

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has sued the Trump administration to stop a recent decision to terminate $130 million in annual payments that fund subsidized health insurance for working Minnesotans.

Flu widespread across US for third straight week

By: Associated Press | WiscNews | January 27, 2018

Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.