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    NIH HOSTS PEDIATRIC RESEARCH ACROSS ITS INSTITUTES. NOW, THOSE INSTITUTES ARE TALKING TO EACH OTHER

    Jun 14, 2018

    If the National Institutes of Health were compared to the European Union, each of its 27 institutes would be a different country within it. And now, officials there are trying to unify some common goals of those entities—from the National Cancer Institute to the National Institute on Aging&mda...

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    RURAL HOSPITALS NEED TO PUT MORE RESOURCES INTO INFECTION CONTROL

    Jun 14, 2018

    Nebraska is both a largely rural and geographically long state. Omaha, one of its largest cities, could be as much as a seven-hour drive from towns on its westernmost border. That made it hard for health officials on the far side of the state to make it out for periodic state chapter meetings of Ass...

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    HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL PUTS FOCUS ON OPIOIDS, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

    Jun 14, 2018

    The House Appropriation Committee's budget proposal boosts overall funding for the Department of Health and Human Services and avoids many of the deep cuts proposed by the White House. The draft funding bill allocates $89.2 billion in total to HHS for the fiscal year 2019, a $1 billion increase ...

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    H-SOURCE: THE COMPANY HELPING HOSPITALS REDUCE SUPPLY CHAIN WASTE

    Jun 14, 2018

    It’s not exactly shocking that the healthcare system accumulates waste. From wasted money to wasted time, the problem happens in health systems across the country. But wasted supplies are another issue — one that H-Source aims to solve. The publicly traded company was founded by presiden...

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    NEXT-GEN DATA MANAGEMENT: FROM FHIR APIS TO AI TO GENOMICS, TECH IS CHANGING FAST

    Jun 13, 2018

    Healthcare data management technology is crucial to the interplay of information between IT systems, organizations and caregivers. The technology ensures that the right information is in the hands of the right person at the right time. While data management tech is one of the basics of healthcare in...

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    NEW YORK'S HEALTHIX HIE SENDING CAREGIVERS CLINICAL INFO ALERTS WITHOUT PATIENT CONSENT

    Jun 13, 2018

    New York’s Healthix, the nation’s largest public health information exchange, has launched an Essential Clinical Alerts program that enables providers and care managers to be alerted in real time about a patient’s journey across the care continuum — whether it be a visit to t...

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    ELIZABETH WARREN TO ALEX AZAR: WHERE ARE 'MASSIVE' VOLUNTARY DRUG PRICE REDUCTIONS?

    Jun 13, 2018

    During a bill signing ceremony to approve a "Right to Try" bill into law on May 30, President Donald Trump also made a promise regarding the impact of his recent blueprint to reduce prescription drug prices. "You’re going to have some big news. I think we’re going to have ...

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    CMS AGAIN DELAYS RELEASE OF HOSPITAL STAR RATINGS

    Jun 13, 2018

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it would postpone the planned July update to its Hospital Compare Star Ratings. In a notice posted Tuesday, the agency said the update will "give time for additional analysis of the impact of changes to some of the measures on the star ...

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    NEXT-GEN REVENUE CYCLE TO REFINE VALUE-BASED CARE WITH AI, ADVANCED ANALYTICS

    Jun 12, 2018

    Follow the money. That’s something all healthcare organizations must do, and do well, especially during a period of changing financial models and expectations. Revenue cycle management systems are bread and butter when it comes to what healthcare organizations need in health IT. But the next g...

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    DOCTORS DIVIDED, AMA TO CONTINUE TO STUDY PHYSICIAN AID-IN-DYING

    Jun 12, 2018

    With its members arguing for and against physician-assisted dying, the American Medical Association voted yesterday to continue to review its stance on the issue. A recommendation that the AMA maintains its opposition to medical aid-in-dying was voted down, with delegates at the group’s annual...

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    CRISPR TECHNOLOGY RAISES POTENTIAL CANCER CONCERNS

    Jun 12, 2018

    Gene therapy has hit a potential speed bump with another cancer scare, according to a news report. Two letters published in the journal Nature, one by Novartis and one by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, suggest that the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 may be able to ...

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    COGNOA PARTNERS WITH SAP TO BETTER SUPPORT KIDS’ DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS

    Jun 12, 2018

    Health IT startup Cognos has joined forces with SAP, a software company, to address developmental growth in children. Through the partnership, SAP employees will be able to use Cognoa’s app to screen their children for developmental delays. Parents can screen for delays in language, speech, co...

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    VA TAPS SENIOR ONC OFFICIAL TO LEAD EHR OVERHAUL

    Jul 13, 2018

    A senior health IT official with the Department of Health and Human Services will lead a massive project to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs’ electronic medical records system. Genevieve Morris, the principal deputy national coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for...

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    OIG: HHS NEEDS TO RECOUP $341K FOR FORMER HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE'S IMPROPER TRAVEL SPENDING

    Jul 13, 2018

    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price's improper government-related travel costs wasted at least $341,000 in federal funds, according to a new government audit. Released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Friday, the audit (PDF) said only one of 21 trips costing a total o...

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    ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH PARTNERS WITH FOXCONN TO BRING ‘SMART CITY’ CONCEPT TO HEALTHCARE

    Jul 13, 2018

    Newly formed Advocate Aurora Health has launched partnership with the technology giant Foxconn to expand the health system’s portfolio of digital tools. The partnership comes several months after Advocate Aurora Health completed a merger that combined Advocate Health Care and Aurora Healthcare...

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    EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON CMS' BIG CHANGES TO CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION, EHRS AND INTEROPERABILITY

    Jul 13, 2018

    The "historic changes" announced late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, promising big adjustments to its policies around the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program, already have the healthcare industry talking. CMS says it wants to incentivize t...

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    AMERICAN RENAL ASSOCIATES PAYS $32M TO SETTLE FRAUD ACCUSATIONS FROM UNITEDHEALTH

    Jul 12, 2018

    National dialysis provider American Renal Associates has agreed to pay UnitedHealthcare $32 million to resolve allegations of patient steering and overbilling. It’s the second such lawsuit that ARA has settled this year. In February, the company agreed to pay $4 million to resolve a shareholde...

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    PATIENTS ON ACA AT HIGHER RISK FOR SURPRISE BILLS, PHYSICIAN COALITION SAYS

    Jul 12, 2018

    Patients are at a higher risk of receiving surprise medical bills on Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new report. The reason: More restrictive networks. In 2018, more than 73% of plans available in the exchange marketplace offered restrictive networks, compared with 48% in 2014, accordi...

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    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEALTHCARE ROLLS OUT FIRST AUTONOMOUS AI DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM CLEARED BY THE FDA

    Jul 12, 2018

    The University of Iowa Healthcare has become the first healthcare organization to implement IDx-DR, the first autonomous artificial intelligence diagnostic system cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The AI system, from vendor IDx, can detect diabetic retinopathy via medical imaging. ID...

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    HEALTHCARE VENTURE CAPITAL SOARING TOWARD $15 BILLION IN 2018

    Jul 12, 2018

    Healthcare startups received a significant infusion of cash in the first half of the year, benefiting from $10.6 billion in investment from venture capitalists, according to new data from the MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights. The first and second quarters of the year saw ...

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    PATIENT FLOW TECHNOLOGY BRINGS BIG POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR UAB MEDICINE

    Jul 11, 2018

    University of Alabama Medicine, a 1,157-bed academic medical center, manages 50,000 annual admissions and 300 daily emergency department visits. It has 57 operating room suites, with 130 surgeries per day. UAB, the only American College of Surgeons-designated Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center in Alabam...

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    BRIGHT HEALTH EXPANSION ADDS ACA PLANS IN 2 STATES

    Jul 11, 2018

    Bright Health will sell insurance plans in nine new markets across four states next year, tripling its geographic footprint and adding new Affordable Care Act plans in two states. The expansion, announced by the company on Wednesday, significantly expands the insurer’s presence in the individu...

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    BLUES PLANS CRUSHED BY RISK ADJUSTMENT FREEZE AS KAISER SKIRTS NEARLY $1B

    Jul 11, 2018

    Some of Blue Cross Blue Shield’s biggest affiliated insurers would be the hardest hit by the Trump administration’s decision to freeze more than $10 billion in risk adjustment payments. Should those payments remain frozen, three insurers—Blue Shield of California, Health Care Servi...

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    TRUMP SELECTS KAVANAUGH FOR SUPREME COURT PICK, RAISING PLENTY OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE

    Jul 10, 2018

    President Donald Trump announced his Brett Kavanaugh as his pick for the Supreme Court on Monday evening. Kavanaugh, 53, is a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Of course, health experts have been searching through his former cases like tea leaves to offer a glimpse at where h...

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When patients fail to take their medicine as directed, the consequences can include wasted medications, poor health and added medical expenses. Yet more than half of the patients in many disease states are nonadherent to their medication therapies.1 For example, 54.9% of adults with asthma – and 78.

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