State  Emphasizes:  New  York  Seeks  Information  From  Facebook,  App  Makers  About  Sharing  Of  Personal  Information;  Cleveland  Clinic  Aims  To  Double  Number  Of  Clients  It  Treats

State Emphasizes: New York Seeks Information From Facebook, App Makers About Sharing Of Personal Information; Cleveland Clinic Aims To Double Number Of Clients It Treats

By Anne Rowe for DPS board, March 17, 2019

Media outlets report on news from New York, Ohio, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Kansas and Colorado.

The Wall Street Journal:
New York Requests Files From Facebook, Apps On Data Sharing

A New York regulator is ramping up a guaranteed examination of how Facebook Inc. collected delicate personal details from popular smart device applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal exposed that some apps were sending the social-media giant data, including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles. The state’s Department of Monetary Solutions on Wednesday sent out a series of letters seeking details and documents from Facebook and the designers behind the at least 11 apps pointed out in the Journal’s reporting, according to a individual familiar with the investigation. (Schechner, 2/28)

Modern Health Care:
Cleveland Center Details Ambitious Goals For Serving More Clients

Cleveland Center, currently a leviathan in healthcare, wants to double the number of patients it deals with in simply 5 years, center president and CEO D r. Tom Mihaljevic announced Wednesday early morning, Feb. 27, in the State of the Center address. In the yearly speech, he highlighted the system’s finances, which took a struck in 2018, as well as the health of the institution’s care of its clients, its caregivers, its community and itself. (Coutré, 2/28)

University Of California Breaks Up With Significant Publisher Over Gain access to Disagreement

After months of settlements, the University of California system has chose not to renew its memberships to journals put out by the significant publisher Elsevier — a choice that might have big ripple impacts for the way that scholastic research study gets read and paid for. The move, revealed in a release from the university system on Thursday, follows a breakdown in negotiations over payments for open-access research study, which is made freely available to the public online. The conflict comes in the middle of a bigger effort by academics to shot to shift towards higher open access in research study and loosen up the grip of publishers like Elsevier on the process. (Robbins, 2/28)

Dallas Early Morning News:
Dallas ISD T rustees Embrace Broadened Sex Education Strategy 

Dozens of speakers jam-packed a Dallas school board conference Thursday to make their voices heard on two hot-button proposals: one expanding sex education and another that would develop partnerships with charter schools for some prekindergarten schools. Trustees adopted the broadened sex education strategy 6 -1 with board member Lew Blackburn voting against it. Trustee Joyce Foreman was not present at the vote. (Ayala, 2/28)

Beth Israel Lahey Health Is Set To End up being Authorities

The new Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) has 13 healthcare facilities that cover eastern Massachusetts from Gloucester to Plymouth. A overall of 4,300 physicians and 9,000 nurses practice in those hospitals, and the network has nearly 35,000 staff members and 1.3 million patients. (Mullins and Bebinger, 2/28)

Boston Globe:
Things To See As Beth Israel, Lahey Merger Ends Up Being Authorities

After years of preparing, the merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health ends up being official Friday. … The system will be nearly equivalent in size to Partners HealthCare, the state’s dominant health care company and moms and dad of a number of medical facilities, including Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General. (Dayal McCluskey, 3/1)

Los Angeles Times:
He Overdosed In Jail On Medication For His Psychological Disease. His Family Is Taking legal action against For Answers

Lewis Nyarecha was found unresponsive on a top bunk at the Twin Towers prison in downtown Los Angeles by a fellow prisoner. He had missed supper the night prior to and breakfast that day. 2 L.A. County constable’s deputies began to haul the 25- year-old Nyarecha off the bunk, only to drop him, slamming the back of his head on a metal desk and sending out blood gushing. Though he got CPR, Nyarecha would be declared dead on a June early morning last year. The county coroner discovered the cause of his death was quetiapine toxicity; he was offered the drug since he was schizophrenic. (Winton, 2/28)

Pioneer Press:
Hospital Errors On Rise In Minnesota But Stay Uncommon, State Report States 

Hospital errors increased in the last year across Minnesota, according to the state’s Department of Health’s yearly report on the subject. The Minnesota Department of Health reported 384 “adverse health occasions” from October 2017 to October 2018, the greatest number in the last 10 years. The report, which was the very first of its kind in the country, counts on healthcare facilities to self-report preventable incidents such as falls, pressure ulcers and medication errors. (Lundy, 3/1)

Kansas City Star:
KU’s Watkins Health Center Expands Transgender Providers

A partnership between Watkins Health Providers and the university’s therapy and psychological department, integrated with support from trainee federal government leaders, triggered the university to broaden the services it offers trans students at the Lawrence school. Till now, transgender trainees looking for health care — particularly services associated to transitioning physically — had minimal alternatives. (Bergen, 3/1)

Denver Post:
Aurora Hills Middle School Trainees, Personnel To Be Evaluated For Tuberculosis

Some people at Aurora Hills Middle School were infected with tuberculosis, test results last week showed, according to Denver Public Health. So authorities are expanding screening to all trainees and personnel who were at the school during the fall term. A news release from the company specified that people who were possibly exposed to the disease were checked in January but didn’t program indications of infection. However, brand-new test results of the very same people showed that some did get contaminated. (Hindi, 2/28)

Boston Globe:
Marijuana Cafes One Action Closer To Reality — Gradually

Now, the commission is poised to take up the problem once again, after an advisory panel voted unanimously this week to suggest that regulators enable cannabis “bars” to open. This time, however, the agency is moving forward much more very carefully, contemplating a sluggish rollout of cannabis coffee shops and one-off occasions in a limited number of cities and towns that opt in. (Martin, 3/1)

The Associated Press:
Police Promise Extensive Examination Of Client Deaths

Law enforcement authorities on Thursday pledged a “thorough examination” into claims versus an intensive-care physician implicated of buying pain reliever overdoses for dozens of Ohio healthcare facility patients. In addition, the state lawyer general’s workplace verified it is performing a Medicaid fraud examination associated to the physician. (2/28)

The Star Tribune:
Health Care Expenses In Minn. Projected To Grow By 7.4% A Y ear For Years To Come 

The general cost of health care in Minnesota grew at a fairly low rate during 2016, according to a brand-new state report, but the broader trend points toward a likely doubling of costs over the next decade. Overall health costs in 2016 came in at $47.1 billion, a 4 percent boost over the previous year, according to the yearly research study by the Minnesota Department of Health. The report mentioned relatively low payments to health insurance providers that handle care in state public health insurance coverage programs as contributing to the low development rate. (Snowbeck, 2/28)

Denver Post:
Colorado Disabilities Activist, Carrie Ann Lucas, Dies After Illness

Carrie Ann Lucas, a Colorado lawyer and activist who advocated for moms and dads with specials needs, passed away on Sunday. She was 47 years old. Lucas, who lived in Windsor, passed away from septic shock after becoming sick last year, said her mom Lee Lucas. … Carrie Lucas was an supporter of individuals with disabilities and worked to promote the rights of parents with disabilities, including assisting pass a state law that gotten rid of disability as a factor a child can be gotten rid of from a house, according to her obituary. (Seaman, 2/28)

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