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    TASK FORCE: PHYSICIAN BURNOUT COSTS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY UP TO $17B ANNUALLY

    Apr 26, 2018

    Burnout isn't just a serious problem for providers. It's an expensive one for the health systems they work for, costing up to $1.7 billion a year in turnover among hospital-employed physicians. That's according to a paper released Wednesday from a newly formed task force of doctors aimed...

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    HOSPITALS LURE DIABETES PATIENTS WITH SELF-CARE COURSES, BUT COSTS CAN WEIGH HEAVILY

    Apr 26, 2018

    When a routine physical revealed mildly elevated blood-sugar levels, Michael Phillips was strongly encouraged to sign up for a diabetes self-management class. Phillips never asked about the cost of the two half-day sessions he attended in a conference room at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Ga....

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    SENATE FINDS TELEMEDICINE IS CRUCIAL TO OPIOID EPIDEMIC FIGHT

    Apr 26, 2018

    The Senate HELP committee passed the Opioid Crisis Act of 2018, which, among other provisions, outlines the importance of telemedicine use in the country’s fight against the opioid epidemic. The 116-page bipartisan bill includes 40 provisions designed to tackle the opioid crisis from a number ...

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    OCHSNER CHIEF CLINICAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICER PREDICTS FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE IN 3 WORDS

    Apr 26, 2018

    As chief clinical transformation officer at the pioneering Ochsner Health System near New Orleans, Richard Milani, MD, spends his time thinking about strategies and tools for care delivery improvement, both inside and outside the walls of the hospital. A cardiologist with deep expertise in medical i...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50195019

    HUMANA LAUNCHES VALUE-BASED PAYMENT PROGRAM FOR HOSPITALS

    Apr 26, 2018

    The private insurance market is pushing forward with outcomes-based pricing programs amid calls for the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) to ramp up efforts to shift toward value-based care models. Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana announced Wednesday the launch of the Hospital Ince...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50205020

    HOW OUTPATIENT AND INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS CAN WORK BETTER TOGETHER

    Apr 25, 2018

    Teamwork between outpatient behavioral health clinics and hospitals has been a perennial problem in healthcare—but it doesn't have to be that way. There are some simple changes that behavioral health providers can make and, in some states, those efforts are already paying off. What's t...

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    HACKER GROUP ORANGEWORM ATTACKS LONG-STANDING VULNERABILITIES IN HEALTHCARE IMAGING DEVICES

    Apr 25, 2018

    A hacker group known as Orangeworm is launching targeted attacks against the healthcare industry, focusing on well-known vulnerabilities within legacy imaging devices to gain access to hospital systems. First identified in 2015, Orangeworm is not a new group, but it has zeroed in on healthcare with ...

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    FAIRVIEW HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTLY TARGETS EMPLOYERS WITH NEW WELLNESS PROGRAM

    Apr 25, 2018

    Fairview Health Services is skipping the insurance middleman and going directly to employers with a new suite of workplace health and wellness programs. The Minneapolis-based health system has launched Fairview Employer Solutions, which includes several workplace options including onsite clinics, ex...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50155015

    DOCTOR ON DEMAND ADDS GOLDMAN SACHS INVESTMENT PARTNERS IN $74M SERIES C ROUND

    Apr 25, 2018

    Telemedicine business Doctor on Demand has closed a $74 million Series C round, bringing the total it has raised to date to more than $160 million, according to a news release. The new funding comes at a time when reimbursement for telemedicine services is trending more favorably with public and pri...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50165016

    HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY LAMBASTES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S SHORT-TERM HEALTH PLAN PROPOSAL

    Apr 24, 2018

    The health insurance and hospital sectors are nearly unanimous in their opposition to the Trump administration's proposal to expand short-term health plans, citing higher premiums as a major consequence if it moves forward. Such plans have historically been used during a lapse in coverage follow...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50095009

    LEAPFROG GIVES MORE THAN 1,000 HOSPITALS A 'C' OR WORSE FOR SAFETY; INFECTION CONTROL A HURDLE FOR LOW-SCORING FACILITIES

    Apr 24, 2018

    Leapfrog Group gave more than 1,000 hospitals a "C" or worse score in the latest update to its Patient Safety Grades, with infection control a top pain point for a number of facilities that lag behind. Released twice a year, the report includes hospital safety scores issued by Leapfrog bet...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50105010

    EMORY HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES ACCOUNTABLE CARE PLAN WITH WALMART

    Apr 24, 2018

    One of the largest integrated networks in Georgia is partnering with retail giant Walmart to launch a new bundled payment model for employees at 55 locations throughout the Atlanta metro area. Under the new agreement, announced last week, employees at Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart Distributi...

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    http://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50115011

TRENDING NEWS


    NEXT-GEN PATIENT ENGAGEMENT: APPLIED INTELLIGENCE AND OMNI-CHANNEL MESSAGING

    May 25, 2018

    Patient engagement and user experience is a goal high on the priority list for many hospitals and health systems that wish to enhance communication with consumers, better include patients in their care decisions and ultimately improve outcomes. Information technology can help caregivers on the front...

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    http://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51015101

    HIMSS STAGE 7 BENEFITS: UNIFIED STAFF, QUALITY IMPROVEMENT, POSITIONING FOR HEALTH REFORM

    May 25, 2018

    Achieving Stage 7, the top stage, in the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model is quite a feat. It shows that a healthcare provider organization is playing at the top of its game in health IT. Children's Mercy Kansas City has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 on the ambulatory side, join...

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    http://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51025102

    EU'S GDPR PRIVACY LAW IS HERE: ARE YOU CERTAIN YOUR U.S. ORGANIZATION IS COMPLIANT?

    May 25, 2018

    The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect today, May 25. U.S. healthcare providers who treat patients from any of the 28 EU countries should by now, be familiar with the law and whether or not they need to be in compliance. As part of GDPR, all businesses must gain...

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    http://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51035103

    UNITEDHEALTHCARE TAPS QUEST DIAGNOSTICS FOR VALUE-BASED LAB TESTING

    May 25, 2018

    UnitedHealthcare is diving further in value-based care with a new partnership with Quest Diagnostics. The companies announced a long-term strategic partnership this week that includes collaboration on "a variety of value-based programs" for lab testing. Health insurers have historically ca...

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    http://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=51045104

    USING AUTOMATION TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

    May 24, 2018

    As healthcare transitions from a fee-for-service to a pay-for-performance model, healthcare providers increasingly recognize that patient engagement is an important aspect of delivering high-quality care at a lower cost. However, although better engagement is nearly a universal goal in healthcare, b...

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    MERCK, FOUNDATION MEDICINE TO BUILD COMPANION DIAGNOSTICS FOR KEYTRUDA

    May 24, 2018

    Drugs that target genetic abnormalities in cancer patients regardless of what specific tumor they have is an emerging trend in oncology drug development. But one challenge is identifying those patients, whose genetic anomalies may be exceedingly rare. With that in mind, drugmaker Merck & Co. and...

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    HOW INTEGRIS HEALTH FORTIFIED DATA SECURITY WITH IDENTITY GOVERNANCE

    May 24, 2018

    After Integris Health failed several security audits, the Oklahoma health system concluded it was time to implement an identity governance program. Previously, employees and contractors were accessing the organization's Epic electronic health record and other clinical applications without any ty...

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    EHR MARKET SHARE IN FLUX AS SMALL HOSPITALS SEEK PLATFORMS TO SUIT THEIR NEEDS

    May 24, 2018

    Of the 216 hospitals that contracted for a new electronic health record system in 2017, a hefty 80 percent of them were smaller acute care sites with 200 or fewer beds, a new KLAS study shows. Those hospitals are making their mark on the EHR market, looking for specialized technology that meets thei...

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    HOSPITAL GROUPS URGE HRSA TO INSTITUTE 340B FINAL RULE

    May 23, 2018

    The Health Resources and Services Administration is considering another delay of a final rule that would set price ceilings in the 340B drug discount program, but hospital organizations are urging the agency to finalize the price caps now. HRSA issued a proposed rule (PDF) earlier this month that wo...

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    ANTHEM TO BUY ASPIRE HEALTH, CONTINUING INDUSTRY TREND

    May 23, 2018

    Indianapolis-based Anthem says it plans to buy a large palliative care provider, continuing a trend set by its competitors. The insurer announced on Wednesday it had entered into an agreement to acquire Aspire Health, the country's "largest nonhospice community-based palliative care provide...

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    http://GreenEnergy.report/news-article.aspx?ID=50945094

    INSIDE GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM’S PLAN TO OFFER DNA SEQUENCING TO PATIENTS

    May 23, 2018

    If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people, the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting in the n...

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    HOW TO COMMUNICATE THE VALUE OF VALUE-BASED ANALYTICS INITIATIVES

    May 23, 2018

    Leigh Williams has a metaphor she likes to use to describe the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care. It's about fishing, in a boat on a lake. When there's a storm forming on the horizon when the barometric pressure starts dropping, that's when the "fish start biting like m...

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