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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/12/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Veteran loses part of leg after home-care scheduling mix-up at Indianapolis VA hospital | 4.10.19 | USA Today
Riverview plans freestanding ER, urgent care center on Carmel’s west side | 4.10.19 | Current Carmel
 
SOUTH
Kentuckiana Medical Center closing earlier than expected | 4.5.19 | Pharos Tribune
New Telehealth Clinic Opens in Bloomfield | 4.12.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Lawmakers scrap proposal guaranteeing Chicago hospital access for sick Region children | 4.11.19 | Newsbug
 
EAST
Morristown Telepharmacy Aims to End 'Medical Desert' | 4.10.19 | Inside IN Bus
Muncie Schools To Provide Free Vaccinations And Flu Shots Next Year | 4.10.19 | WFYI
 
FORT WAYNE
Lab Testing Company to Open in Fort Wayne | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Marion County syringe-exchange program ready to hit the road | 4.10.19 | IBJ, Tribune
Health Department receives grant for naloxone kits, training | 4.11.19 | WANE
Indiana Commission brings health screenings to barber shops | 4.11.19 | Chicago Crusader
Indiana Panel Backs 20% Tax On E-Cigarette Liquids | 4.12.19 | WFYI
Dr. Richard Feldman: Old cemeteries show lives cut short before vaccines | 4.12.19 | IBJ
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Statewide behavioral health assessments reducing long ambulance rides | 4.11.19 | WTTV
IU Health launches telepsych in EDs systemwide | 4.12.19 |
Beckers, FOX59
Purdue Fort Wayne takes lead for mental health awareness | 4.5.19 | FW Bus
 
INFANT MORTALITY
Fort Wayne Effort Aims to Reduce Infant Mortality | 4.10.19 | Inside IN Bus
Babies are dying on Indianapolis' east side. Here's how Gov. Holcomb plans to change that | 4.11.19 | Indy Star
Dupont NICU to seek Level III | 4.12.19 | Journal Gazette
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Springbuk Begins 'Health Intelligence Tour' | 4.6.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Zotec Partners Announces New Carmel HQ, 300 Jobs |  4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Once a rising star, Wellfount collapses with little warning | 4.12.19 | IBJ
OrthoWorx Launches 'Welcomeness' Survey | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus

HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Facing Escalating Workplace Violence, Hospital Employees Have Had Enough | 4.8.19 | WBOI
Young introduces bill to boost rural nursing program | 4.8.19 | IBJ, WFYI, SB Tribune
Crisis team helps first responders handle their emotions after tragedies | 4.8.19 | Palladium Item
 
PAYER
MDwise to Relocate, Add Jobs | 4.9.19 | Inside IN Bus
Oak Street Health and Aetna team up to expand MA coverage in Michigan and Indiana | 4.9.19 | Fierce HC, Beckers, FW Bus
Managed-care stocks continue to tumble amid uncertainty in health care | 4.12.19 | IBJ

EDUCATION
Butler pharmacists develop tool to guide insurers on drug formularies | 4.8.19 | IBJ
IU Center for Rural Engagement's Sustaining Hoosier Communities initiative recognized nationally | 4.9.19 | IU Newsroom
IU School of Medicine receives accreditation for first internal medicine residency in SWIN | 4.9.19 | TriState
New certificate equips health care providers with business knowhow to improve patient care | 4.10.19 | IU Newsroom
 
OTHER
Court challenge could halt Indiana's Medicaid work requirements | 4.8.19 | NWI Times
Pharmacy owner found guilty of manufacturing over-potent drugs sold to hospitals | 4.11.19 | IBJ
Indiana legislative study a dose of hope amid prescription price increase | 4.10.19 | FW Bus
Indiana lawmakers back felony charge for doctors who misuse sperm | 4.8.19 | IBJ
Integrated Healthcare a Boon for Employees, and Employers | 4.11.19 | Inside IN Bus
Ziemke’s bill expanding addiction, mental health resources could soon be law | 4.12.19 | WRBI
You can do a vision test from home in 34 states and go buy glasses, but not in Indiana. | 4.11.19 | Indy Star
Despite ‘not good law’ dissent, COA affirms ruling against fired worker | 4.11.19 | Indiana Lawyer

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE