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Report: MN hospitals making more mistakes – but they resulted in fewer deaths

The number of mistakes hospitals made increased slightly last year, but the number of deaths as a result of those errors declined, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The department...

February 26, 2015

Telecommute to your doctor's office? Bill would make insurance cover it

With doctors and patients making more use of “telemedicine,” some Minnesota lawmakers say insurance companies should be required to cover appointments that occur over a computer...

February 25, 2015

Minnesota is one of the most-insured states in the US, poll says

The number of people in Minnesota without health insurance is one of the lowest rates in the nation, according to a new report. A Gallup poll looked at states’ uninsured rates heading into...

February 25, 2015

Delta is adding more flights from Rochester to MSP – and dropping Detroit

Delta Airlines is changing two of its well-known flight options: One is ending, and the other is set to expand. On April 9, the airline will pull the plug on daily nonstop flights from Rochester...

February 24, 2015

More than 300K Minnesotans had data compromised in Anthem breach

The personal information of more than 300,000 Minnesotans may have been stolen by hackers who breached healthcare giant Anthem earlier this month. Minnesota’s Department of Commerce says an...

February 24, 2015

This is who's interested in using medical marijuana in Minnesota

About 1,000 people, spread across nearly all of Minnesota, say they’re likely to register for Minnesota’s upcoming medical cannabis program – and many of them suffer from Multiple...

February 23, 2015

3M elbows further into anti-infection medical market with buyout

With its latest acquisition, 3M hopes to raise its profile in the medical industry, specifically one part of it: the growing anti-infection business. The Maplewood manufacturing giant announced in...

February 19, 2015

St. Paul, Mpls. Rank High On ‘Active City Index’

The two cities were scored among 83 others based on park spending and access, healthy weight and exercise.

February 18, 2015

MNsure misses private health plan signup target by 7,000, reports $250K shortfall

MNsure has failed to hit its target for enrolling people in private health plans, and as a result is projecting a budget shortfall of up to $250,000. A day after it was savaged in an audit report...

February 18, 2015

Employers: Don’t Be Narrow-minded

Due diligence is required when considering narrow provider networks for workers.

February 18, 2015

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