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VIAW Newswire 05.31.13

Posted on 05 September 2013 by admin

Union Backs Bill To Fine Big Businesses With Workers in Medi-Cal

The California Labor Federation has launched a campaign to support a bill (AB 880) that would penalize large employers if they do not pay workers enough to keep them out of Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, the Sacramento Bee’s “Capitol Alert” reports (Sanders, “Capitol Alert,” Sacramento Bee, 5/28).

California Senate Passes Two Bills That Would Expand Scope of Practice

On Tuesday, the state Senate passed two of three bills that aim to expand certain health care providers’ scope of practice as a means to address California’s primary care physician shortage, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports (Lin, AP/Sacramento Bee, 5/28).

Study: Interactive Voice Technology Could Help Boost Diabetes Care

Follow-up calls to patients with diabetes that use interactive voice recognition technology could help identify safety triggers, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Healthcare IT News reports

Study: Online Pharmacist Care Helps Patients Control Blood Pressure

Access to online pharmacist care helped patients with hypertension sustain low blood pressure, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, Reuters reports.

Calif. Health System Live Tweets Photos, Videos of Brain Surgery

The University of California-Los Angeles Health System has become the latest health care provider to use social media in its operating room to chronicle a surgical procedure, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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