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October 06, 2015

Light of Hope Award Given to NJHA’s Betsy Ryan

NJHA's Betsy Ryan Receives Light of Hope Award Elizabeth A. Ryan, Esq., president and CEO of the New Jersey Hospital Association, received the Burlington County Light of Hope award at Catholic Charities' 26th Annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton.

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HackensackUMC Offers Mazor Robotic Spine Surgery

Hackensack University Medical Center is the First Hospital in New Jersey to offer Mazor Robotics Renaissance(R) Spine Surgery (financialcontent.com) Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that the state-of-the-art guidance system for spine surgery, Mazor Robotics Renaissance®, arrived for installation in the medical center's main operating room. HackensackUMC will be the first hospital in New Jersey to offer Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery.

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Harvard's Health Acceleration Challenge

 4 ideas that could transform healthcare delivery (fiercehealthcare.com) Tired of the slow nature of healthcare innovation, the Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School have taken matters into their own hands, creating a contest to help transform care delivery. The results may help solve long-time challenges in the industry, Harvard Business Review reports.

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Infection Prevention Centers Funded by CDC

 CDC funds six new infection prevention centers (newsaha.org) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today awarded $11 million to create six new centers to help health care facilities prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The Prevention Epicenters will study new and better ways to prevent the spread of diseases such as Ebola, successful approaches to using personal protective equipment, and novel approaches to minimizing the role of the health care environment in germ transmission.

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Move from Medicaid to Managed Care Challenging

 It’s Still Too Soon to Know Full Effect of Move to Medicaid Managed Care (njspotlight.com) Moving Medicaid long-term services from nursing homes to home- and community-based care showed promise in its first year, but it’s too soon to know the full effect on the people whose lives have been affected by the change.

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Report on High Health Care Costs

 Report shows heights today's health care costs can reach (njbiz.com) The high cost of health care, and especially outrageous out-of-network costs in New Jersey, are well known, but a new report highlights some of the fee hikes compared with Medicare. The report from America’s Health Insurance Plans released Friday analyzed out-of-network charges for more than 18 billion private health insurance claims.

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