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    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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    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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    MAJOR PLAYERS BEGIN MEETING TODAY IN EFFORT TO MAKE HEALTHCARE SAFER FOR PATIENTS

    May 22, 2018

    Some of the top healthcare groups—including government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services—will gather today for the first time to examine new ways to make healthcare safer for patients. Led by the Institute fo...

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    DRUGMAKERS INCREASINGLY TARGET “BASKETS” OF TUMORS BASED ON MUTATIONS

    May 22, 2018

    The Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval last year for Merck & Co.’s immunotherapy drug Keytruda based on whether a tumor exhibits certain genetic abnormalities rather than which organ the tumor affects has created a proof of concept for similar drug approvals moving f...

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    PE FIRM ACQUIRES AND MERGES SIR RICHARD BRANSON’S VIRGIN PULSE+REDBRICK HEALTH EMPLOYER WELLNESS COMPANIES

    May 22, 2018

    Convergence and consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, it’s all happening in healthcare. The week kicks off with a variation on these themes: a double acquisition-merger starring employer wellness companies Virgin Pulse, the employer wellness arm of Richard Branson’s company Virgin Gro...

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    HONOR RAISES $50M FOR CAREGIVER-ON-DEMAND SERVICE AS CMS ADDS FLEXIBILITY FOR COVERAGE OF HOME CARE SERVICES

    May 22, 2018

    Honor, a digital health startup that provides access to its pool of caregivers for home care support when customers use its app to book them for short and longer-term assignments, has a closed a $50 million Series C round to support its expansion in California and Texas and in its newest state, New ...

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TRENDING NEWS


    HOUSE PASSES SWEEPING OPIOID MEASURE

    Jun 22, 2018

    The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a sweeping piece of legislation aimed at addressing the opioid crisis by funding prevention and treatment initiatives and efforts to combat illicit drugs like fentanyl. The legislation, which passed 396 to 14, co...

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    AHIP18: HOW INTERMOUNTAIN PLANS TO FIGHT PHARMACEUTICAL MONOPOLIES AS A GENERIC DRUGMAKER

    Jun 22, 2018

    As Dan Liljenquist watched former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli raise a rarely-heard-of-drug more than 550%, he had the same thought as nearly everyone else in America: Is this really happening? But unlike most Americans, Liljenquist happens to be in a position to do something about it. ...

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    WHAT HOSPITALS NEED TO IMPROVE PATIENT EXPERIENCE: REAL-TIME POINT OF CARE DATA

    Jun 22, 2018

    At the HIMSS Patient Engagement and Experience Summit earlier this year, Adrienne Boissy, chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, said hospitals have a lot of work to do when it comes to managing the patient experience. "We have to design for what matters most – not just for our...

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    HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ADVANCING THEIR TECH INITIATIVES IN THESE AREAS

    Jun 22, 2018

    Hospitals and health systems are looking to the world of tech as they move forward, a new survey from Ernst & Young shows. The poll, which is part of EY’s Future of Health survey series, was conducted between January 31 and February 6, 2018. Via phone and online, 347 U.S.-based physicians ...

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    WHAT THE AMAZON, JPMORGAN CHASE, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY VENTURE'S CEO PICK SAYS ABOUT THEIR PLANS—AND THE INDUSTRY

    Jun 21, 2018

    Atul Gawande, M.D., famously explored how hospitals might run better if they copied some of The Cheesecake Factory's tricks. The New York Times bestselling author wrote a manifesto on checklists, pondered the expensive healthcare costs of a border town in Texas and examined how Americans might f...

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    WHY WALMART FILED A PATENT FOR BLOCKCHAIN, WEARABLES AND EHR DATA

    Jun 21, 2018

    Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the document, which was filed in Dece...

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    CLEVELAND CLINIC SHOWS ITS DIGITAL HEALTH TOOLBOX FOR IMPROVING PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Jun 21, 2018

    The Cleveland Clinic and Boston University Medical Center offered a look at some of the ways they are deploying technologies to strengthen the patient experience here at the Patient Experience Summit. Empathy was the overarching theme of the Cleveland Clinic event. Adrienne Boissy, MD, Cleveland Cli...

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    AHIP18: ACA ARCHITECT EZEKIEL EMANUEL SAYS TECHNOLOGY WON’T SAVE HEALTHCARE

    Jun 21, 2018

    Eight years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, one of the key architects of the law is “wildly optimistic” about the direction of the American healthcare system. He doesn’t share the same optimism about technology’s ability to influence that direction, however. &ld...

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    ATUL GAWANDE TO LEAD AMAZON, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY AND JPMORGAN CHASE VENTURE

    Jun 20, 2018

    Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced the eagerly-anticipated head of their joint venture on Wednesday: Atul Gawande, MD. Gawande has worn many hats over his distinguished career: surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the professor at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public He...

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    NATIONAL BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH ISSUES NEW RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUSHING PBMS ON OPIOIDS

    Jun 20, 2018

    Employers should take a more active role in working with insurers and pharmacy benefit managers to help curb potential opioid misuse among their workers, according to new recommendations from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Released on Wednesday, the NBGH recommendations include workin...

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    PATIENT EXPERIENCE, CLINICAL EXCELLENCE TOP DRIVERS OF HOSPITAL TECH INVESTMENTS IN NEXT 12 MONTHS

    Jun 20, 2018

    Hospital IT executives and professionals know that many healthcare organizations are amid a digital transformation. But where are they focusing those investments in the year ahead? A new nationwide poll released by Ernst and Young found that almost all of the participants -- 91 percent -- have or ar...

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    270,000 PATIENT RECORDS BREACHED IN MED ASSOCIATES HACK

    Jun 20, 2018

    A hack on Albany-based Med Associates may have breached the patient records of more than 270,000 patients. The health care billing claims vendor began notifying patients on June 14, and local New York-based publication Times Union was able to obtain the exact number of impacted patients. Med Associa...

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Susan DeVore, president & CEO of Premier, Inc. discusses what is required by health systems in order to begin accountable care models. DeVore explains that healthcare providers need to lead reform efforts across the U.S. for the best chance at improving quality and reducing health costs. DeVore

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