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Lawmakers to reintroduce federal nurse staffing ratio bill

Healthcare Dive

The bill mirrors California’s nurse staffing law which took effect in 2004 and outlines exactly how many patients a nurse in specific hospital units can care for at one time.

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Healthcare Design Trends Focus on Patient Experience

Medical Gas Compliance

The role of the physical environment in the hospital of the 21st century: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Report to The Center for Health Design, for the designing of the 21st-century hospital project. Accessed at [link] ]


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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill of Health

Insulin products and patents in the USA in 2004, 2014, and 2020: a cross-sectional study. A “Method of Use” to Prevent Generic and Biosimilar Market Entry. N Engl J Med. 2023 Feb 9;388(6):483-485. Van de Wiele VL, Kesselheim AS, Beran D, Darrow JJ. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2023 Feb;11(2):73-75.

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Charging Ahead with Enovate Medical and JAR Systems

Healthcare IT Today

JAR Systems, which organized device charging on a mass scale, was founded in 2004 and served the education market first, but entered healthcare as it discovered many similar needs there. “Many companies are working on the digital workflows, but very few are working on the physical workflows,” he says.

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Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Sued by Arkansas AG for Failure to Secure Patient Data

HIPAA Journal

In December 2004, Eastern Ozarks Regional Health’s 40-bed hospital was permanently closed. Rather than face the financial penalties, the hospital immediately terminated its hospital license in 2004. 6 years later, the property was transferred to the state after the owners failed to pay their taxes.

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Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker: Thompson Street Invests in OpenClinica

McGuire Wood

Founded in 2004, the company supports biopharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, academic institutions and government agencies. Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) has announced it has completed a growth investment in OpenClinica. OpenClinica , based in Waltham, Mass., is a clinical research solutions provider.

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WestView Closes New Fund With $1 Billion

McGuire Wood

Founded in 2004, the firm targets investing $20 to $100 million in companies with revenue of at least $10 million and operating profits between $3 and $25 million in several sectors, including healthcare information technology and outsourcing. The fund was oversubscribed and closed at its target and hard cap.