Health care news from around the web: Jan. 8 – 12, 2018

Written on Jan 11, 2018

Proposed law would ban hospitals from forcing Ohio nurses to work overtime
A new Ohio bill could keep hospitals from requiring nurses to work overtime as a condition of employment.

Tax on medical devices to resume after 2-year suspension
A 2.3-percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers is set for reinstatement after a two-year hiatus. It was originally imposed in 2013 as one of several taxes and fees in the Affordable Care Act that pay for expanded health insurance under the law.

Private equity gets active in health care industry as docs look for options
Rather than sell to a health system and become employees, an ongoing trend in recent years, doctors in independent practices increasingly are finding potential suitors in private equity investors, according to health care industry experts.

Blockchain: Health care’s next great disruptor?
Blockchain is rapidly becoming the focus of conversations regarding health care disruption, and for good reason. What started out as a means for cryptocurrency is now making waves in a variety of industries, set to revolutionize how data is stored and shared.

Tech Corner - How to use blockchain: 10 use cases
While the most obvious application for blockchain is to process financial transactions, enterprises and vendors are exploring lots of other uses for the technology. Here is a look at 10 of these possible blockchain use cases in greater detail.

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