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    U.S. HOSPITALS IMPROVED INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREPAREDNESS IN RESPONSE TO EBOLA THREAT, FEDERAL WATCHDOG SAYS

    Oct 22, 2018

    Preparedness for emerging infectious diseases threats saw a marked improvement at U.S. hospitals after an Ebola outbreak scare in 2014, according to a new report from a federal watchdog agency. The challenge now? Keeping that level of preparedness in the midst of competing priorities. According to t...

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    MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PLANS ARE MAKING A FORAY INTO HOUSING—BUT THEY CAN DO MORE

    Oct 22, 2018

    There is an abundance of evidence that housing impacts health. People who lack stable, safe housing, or who have no place to live at all, experience poor health outcomes. In turn, they generate additional costs for the healthcare system. Historically, it’s been difficult to make a difference f...

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    U.S. HOSPITALS WASTING ABOUT $25.4B ON SUPPLY CHAIN EVERY YEAR

    Oct 22, 2018

    The amount of money U.S. hospitals will waste on unnecessary supply chain spending will reach $25.4 billion this year, up about 10% or $2.4 billion over last year, according to a new report. In its study (PDF) of 2,300 hospitals, consulting firm Navigant also found that hospitals could save up to 18...

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    REPORT: MORE PROVIDERS ADOPTING VALUE-BASED PAYMENT MODELS, BUT PLENTY STILL HESITATE TO TAKE ON RISK

    Oct 22, 2018

    The number of payments tied to value-based models continues to grow, but there’s more work to be done to drive providers to take on risk, according to a new report. The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network released its latest progress report on the uptake of alternative payment mo...

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    ANALYTICS WITH SOCIAL DETERMINANTS DRIVES MILLIONS IN VALUE-BASED SAVINGS AT CARILION

    Oct 22, 2018

    Carilion Clinic in Virginia has been on a path toward value-based care for more than a decade and has built much of the clinical infrastructure needed to best meet its patients' needs. And although it had a certain level of analytics maturity, staff realized they needed more support in gaining b...

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    CMS RESPONDS TO DATA BREACH AFFECTING 75,000 IN FEDERAL ACA PORTAL

    Oct 22, 2018

    The files of an estimated 75,000 individuals were accessed in a breach of Healthcare.gov for Affordable Care Act enrollment, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS said it detected anomalous activity in the federally facilitated exchanges or direct enrollment pathway for ag...

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    UNAUTHORISED ACCESS ATTEMPTS DETECTED ON SINGAPORE’S HEALTHHUB PORTAL

    Oct 18, 2018

    HealthHub, a one-stop portal and mobile application for Singaporeans to access a wide range of health content, rewards, and e-services, which was launched in 2015, had experienced a series of unauthorized log-ins, according to the Health Promotion Board’s (HPB) recent statement. The portal is ...

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    INDUSTRY GROUPS SOUND OFF ON ACO PROGRAM CHANGES, BUT HALF OF PARTICIPANTS SAY THEY WILL STAY

    Oct 17, 2018

    Provider groups had plenty to say about the proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that are likely to drive out a portion of accountable care organizations (ACOs) if finalized. A new survey by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) released this week shows that 60% of ACOs...

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    AMA ISSUES 12-STEP 'PLAYBOOK' FOR DIGITAL HEALTH IMPLEMENTATION

    Oct 17, 2018

    The nation’s largest provider group unveiled a new “playbook” Wednesday designed to help physicians implement a variety of new digital tools. The American Medical Association (AMA) released its Digital Health Implementation Playbook at the Connected Health Conference in Boston. The...

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    FDA UPDATES MEDICAL DEVICE PREMARKET GUIDANCE TO INCLUDE CYBERSECURITY RECOMMENDATIONS

    Oct 17, 2018

    Updated guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday includes several new cybersecurity recommendations for medical devices. Among those changes, the FDA is asking manufacturers to include a list of hardware and software components within each device—known as a “bill ...

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    OPTUM QUIETLY SNAPS UP ANOTHER SPECIALTY PHARMACY AS UNITEDHEALTH’S Q3 PROFITS BALLOON

    Oct 16, 2018

    UnitedHealth quietly purchased Avella Specialty Pharmacy last quarter, marking its second such acquisition over the three-month span. The company disclosed the acquisition in its third-quarter financial filing but did not list the purchase price. Last month, the insurer said it acquired Genoa Health...

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    AS AMAZON TURNS ITS GAZE TO HEALTHCARE, THE INDUSTRY MAY BE IN FOR A WILD RIDE

    Oct 15, 2018

    Amazon has been in the headlines disrupting markets for years, but over the past few months, we have seen more and more news about the company’s ambitions in healthcare. From the alliance with JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway that Dr. Atul Gawande has been appointed to lead to the purchas...

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    NEMOURS CHILDREN'S HEALTH SYSTEM POSITIONS ITSELF, PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS FOR LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SHIFT TO VALUE

    Oct 15, 2018

    With the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol Building through a wall of windows behind him, Nemours Children's Health System's newly minted CEO made his case for why the nation's top healthcare leaders and lawmakers need to pay more attention to pediatric hospitals in the push for a value-based...

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    PENN MEDICINE’S NEW TRANSFORMATION PROJECT LOOKS TO FILL THE ‘MIDDLE SPACE’ BETWEEN EHRS AND CLINICIANS

    Oct 15, 2018

    Impatient with the current progress of electronic health records (EHRs), one of the nation’s foremost academic medical centers is taking matters into its own hands. Last week, Penn Medicine—which operates as the health system under the University of Pennsylvania—launched a new init...

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    UNDERSTANDING THE NEED FOR SYSTEMS SUPPORT IN ONCOLOGY CARE

    Oct 15, 2018

    In the United States, healthcare spending has grown at a rate faster than the gross domestic product. In 2016, according to the federal government, America’s total medical costs hit a new record of $3.3 trillion. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that the direct medical ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION REVISITS MORAL AND RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS FOR BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE

    Oct 15, 2018

    A contentious federal rule that would expand employer exemptions for contraceptive coverage based on “moral convictions” is back under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released two proposed rules loosening c...

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    TEXAS FINES HUMANA $700K FOR NETWORK INADEQUACY, UNDERSCORING COMPLEXITIES OF SURPRISE BILLING

    Oct 15, 2018

    Texas regulators fined Humana $700,000 for network adequacy deficiencies, an unusual step that could signal state regulators are more willing to wade into concerns about surprise billing. The fine came months after the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) learned that Humana canceled network contract...

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    TELEHEALTH COMPANY HEALTHRIGHT CHARGED IN $1B FRAUD SCHEME

    Oct 15, 2018

    The CEO of the telemedicine company HealthRight was charged alongside several compounding pharmacies for a $1 billion fraud scheme in which the company assisted with a scheme to bill insurers for marked-up pain creams and marketed other bogus supplements to patients. HealthRight CEO Scott Roix plead...

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS CONTINUES HOSPITAL SELL-OFF WITH DEAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Oct 12, 2018

    Franklin, Tennessee-based hospital giant Community Health Systems (CHS) has continued with its previously announced plan to divest part of its portfolio, announcing that a subsidiary has agreed to sell a two-hospital health system in South Carolina by the end of the year. CHS's subsidiary signed...

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    TWO PHISHING ATTACKS ON MINNESOTA DHS BREACH 21,000 PATIENT RECORDS

    Oct 12, 2018

    Two employees of the Minnesota Department of Human Services fell for phishing attacks, which potentially breached 21,000 patient records over the course of more than one month. The first email compromise began on June 28, the second on July 9, but officials said the IT department did not discover th...

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    HHS ENLISTS HIMSS HEALTHBOX TO REDUCE INNOVATION BARRIERS BY ENGAGING INVESTMENT COMMUNITY

    Oct 12, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is working with HIMSS Healthbox to reach out to investors and better understand the barriers to innovation. "This is going to be the first time we formally engage the investment community," HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan told Healthcare IT...

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    DETROIT MEDICAL CENTER-AFFILIATED HOSPITAL CHARGED WITH UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES

    Oct 11, 2018

    A Detroit Medical Center-affiliated hospital has been hit with charges of multiple labor violations from the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB complaint is based on claims from nurses at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, who allege that hospital leadership threatened them for trying to improve wor...

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    PATIENTS WANT DOCTORS TO TALK TO THEM ABOUT MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS, MEDICATIONS

    Oct 11, 2018

    Today’s patients have a broader view of what good health means, according to a new survey, and they have greater expectations of what their doctors should be talking about during office visits. The survey of 2,027 U.S. adults conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health...

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    AETNA FINED MORE THAN $600K IN MULTISTATE INVESTIGATION INTO 2017 HIV DISCLOSURE

    Oct 11, 2018

    Following a $17 million settlement earlier this year, Aetna has agreed to pay three states nearly $650,000 to resolve investigations into a 2017 incident in which it disclosed members’ HIV status. The insurance giant will pay fines to Connecticut, Washington, New Jersey and the District of Col...

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    ANALYTICS BOOSTS USE OF CLINICAL BEST PRACTICES AT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

    Oct 10, 2018

    At Tampa General Hospital in Florida, analytics on orders and process workflows were hard to come by. Clinical and financial questions had to be answered by a custom report, some of which could take several days to produce. The data simply wasn't easily accessible, and each report would inevitab...

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    HIPAA AND DATA SHARING: RETHINKING BOTH FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

    Oct 10, 2018

    Ironically, HIPAA was written at a time when most providers were on paper charts and submitting paper claims. It established a framework for protecting patient information and focused heavily on the way providers shared patient information. The subsequent HITECH (Health Information for Economic and ...

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    TRUMP SIGNS BILLS ENDING PHARMACY GAG CLAUSES

    Oct 10, 2018

    President Donald Trump signed two bipartisan bills into law on Wednesday that would ban so-called gag clauses at the pharmacy counter. The bills, the Patient Right to Know Act and the Know the Lowest Price Act, would allow pharmacists to tell patients that they could save money on drugs by paying ca...

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    CENTENE EXPANDS ACA MARKETPLACE FOOTPRINT, ADDS 4 NEW STATES

    Oct 10, 2018

    Centene is expanding its marketplace offerings in 10 markets in 2019, including four new states. The St. Louis-based insurer announced on Wednesday that it will enter markets in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and expand its reach in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mi...

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    JOHNS HOPKINS’ ARMSTRONG INSTITUTE MAKES BRIGHAM HEALTH EXECUTIVE ITS NEW DIRECTOR

    Oct 09, 2018

    Johns Hopkins’ famed Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has found its new director. Allen Kachalia, M.D., who currently serves as a clinical quality officer and vice president for quality and safety at Brigham Health in Boston, will take over the position beginning Dec. 1, John...

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    HIMSS ANALYTICS DELIVERS A STATE OF THE HEALTH IT INDUSTRY REPORT

    Oct 09, 2018

    For National Health IT Week 2018, HIMSS Analytics delivered new research exploring some key trends, looking closely at established software infrastructure and emerging technologies alike. "What we're seeing as far as a state of the market is acceleration beyond the EMR," said Blain New...

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    HOSPITALS ARE ROADBLOCKS TO PATIENT EHR DATA REQUESTS, DESPITE HIPAA

    Oct 08, 2018

    What if the challenge to overcome with data sharing was the policies common among hospitals? A new study published in JAMA Network Open found just that: Patients are facing many hurdles when they request to receive their records from hospitals. Conducted by Yale University School of Medicine, the st...

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    WHY PROVIDERS, LAWYERS AND COMMUNITY-BASED WORKERS ARE THE PUBLIC HEALTH DREAM TEAM

    Oct 08, 2018

    The things we generally view as determinants of health—genetics, personal choices, and access to high-quality care—really only play a supporting role. In fact, social, economic and environmental factors determine as much as 60% of an individual’s health status. Those factors can ma...

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    HEALTHCARE ROUNDUP—KAVANAUGH CONFIRMED; SURVEY FINDS EMPLOYEES AREN'T USING HSAS FOR LONG-TERM SAVINGS

    Oct 07, 2018

    In a highly contentious confirmation process that promises to have broad health care implications, Brett Kavanaugh officially became a Supreme Court Justice over the weekend. With a 50 to 48 vote, it was one of the closest confirmation votes for a Supreme Court justice in history. Republicans cheere...

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    WANT YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS? BETTER BE PREPARED TO CALL—AND PAY UP

    Oct 05, 2018

    HIPAA guarantees patients the right to receive a complete copy of their medical record from providers. But you wouldn't know it from the way most hospitals manage records requests. Patients face substantial barriers when requesting their records from hospitals, according to a recent study conduc...

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    JOHNS HOPKINS' ELECTRONIC TRIAGE TOOL BOOSTS ER EFFICIENCY, SAVES BED HOURS

    Oct 05, 2018

    Clinicians in the emergency department are often short on time, so researchers at Johns Hopkins are arming them with an electronic tool aimed at improving efficiency at triage. Hopkins built the Electronic Triage System, a machine learning program that uses data from the electronic health record to ...

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    CERNER REVEALS LONG LIST OF VA EHR MODERNIZATION PARTNERS

    Oct 05, 2018

    Cerner shared the list of the 24 health IT vendors that will support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ transition to from its legacy VistA EHR to the Cerner platform. Accenture, Leidos and AbleVets are among the leading names of vendors that will support the project throughout the proje...

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    HEALTHCARE ROUNDUP—OPIOID PACKAGE HEADS TO TRUMP'S DESK; DEDUCTIBLE AND PREMIUM HIKES EAT EMPLOYEES' WAGE GROWTH

    Oct 04, 2018

    The Senate passed a massive package aimed at addressing the nation's opioid addiction crisis, sending the bill to the president's desk on Wednesday. The opioid package includes more than 70 bills, including the STOP Act to halt illegal drugs at the border. The legislation would allow the Foo...

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    PEW SAYS CONSUMERS PREFER BIOMETRICS FOR PATIENT MATCHING, BUT HOSPITALS HAVE CONCERNS

    Oct 04, 2018

    Pew Charitable Trusts this week published a report on patient matching, examining it as a key challenge for healthcare's overall goal of more effective interoperability. In the study, Pew looked at the potential for biometrics and, through interviews with consumers and healthcare executives, det...

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    VERMA: CMS IS EXPLORING WAYS TO EXPAND SITE-NEUTRAL PAYMENTS

    Oct 03, 2018

    Following a proposal that would change the way Medicare pays for clinic visits, the Trump administration is looking at ways to expand site-neutral payments to other areas of care. Post-acute care could be one of those areas, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verm...

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    BANNER HEALTH, ASCENSION EXECUTIVES JOIN HUNDREDS OF HOSPITAL CEOS DEFENDING 340B PROGRAM

    Oct 02, 2018

    CEOs from more than 700 hospitals sent a letter (PDF) to congressional leaders on Tuesday, calling on them to protect the 340B drug discount program. The 340B program requires drugmakers to provide discounted drugs to hospitals, health centers, and other healthcare providers that serve disproportion...

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    UNITEDHEALTH BUYS GENOA HEALTHCARE, ADDING MORE THAN 400 PHARMACIES TO ITS PBM

    Sep 28, 2018

    With new competitors closing in, UnitedHealth is bolstering its defenses by purchasing Genoa Healthcare, the fifth-largest pharmacy chain in the country with 435 locations. Genoa—which also offers telepsychiatry services and medication management for behavioral health patients—will be ab...

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    HERE'S WHAT INNOVATORS REALLY NEED FROM EHR MAKERS TO MOVE HEALTHCARE FORWARD

    Sep 28, 2018

    Healthcare is on the verge of open APIs and data, developer programs from leading software vendors, and an even bigger rush of upstarts and entrepreneurs looking to create digital health tools that usher in a new generation of care delivery fit for consumers by focusing on patient experience. As exc...

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS-OWNED HOSPITAL CHAIN AGREES TO PAY $262M SETTLEMENT FOR KICKBACK, FRAUD ALLEGATIONS

    Sep 26, 2018

    A health system that is part of hospital giant Community Health Systems Inc. agreed to pay more than $262 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Health Management Associates (HMA), a hospital chain formerly headquartered in Naples, Florida,...

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    EXPERTS SAY ANTI-FRAUD LAWS ARE HOLDING BACK RURAL HEALTH

    Sep 26, 2018

    With a dwindling supply of physicians and more hospitals going out of business, rural areas of the country face considerably more healthcare hurdles. But experts say two outdated anti-fraud laws—the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Stark Law—could go a long way in solving some of the ...

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    CONGRESS REACHES CONSENSUS ON OPIOID EPIDEMIC LEGISLATION PACKAGE

    Sep 26, 2018

    The House and Senate have reached a consensus on a legislative package aimed at the opioid crisis, setting the stage to swiftly send a bill to the president’s desk. The two chambers of Congress each passed individual bipartisan bills before coming together to hammer out a joint package (PDF). ...

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    MICROSOFT SAYS CARE COORDINATION AND SECURE MESSAGING TOOLS ARE COMING TO ITS TEAMS PLATFORM

    Sep 26, 2018

    The software giant will enable caregivers to communicate and integrate with EHR systems. Microsoft is holding its Ignite conference this week, and the company teased a forthcoming care coordination tool that is in early stages of development – as well two secure messaging features it's cre...

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    MICROSOFT SAYS CARE COORDINATION AND SECURE MESSAGING TOOLS ARE COMING TO ITS TEAMS PLATFORM

    Sep 26, 2018

    The software giant will enable caregivers to communicate and integrate with EHR systems. Microsoft is holding its Ignite conference this week, and the company teased a forthcoming care coordination tool that is in early stages of development – as well two secure messaging features it's cre...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES WEAKENING RULES GOVERNING ORGAN TRANSPLANT CENTERS

    Sep 24, 2018

    The Trump administration this week proposed eliminating a decades-old regulation that puts hospitals at risk of losing their Medicare funding if too many of their patients die or suffer organ failure after receiving transplants. The rule the government is proposing to scrap is the same one that led ...

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    INDUSTRY VOICES—RIGHT TO TRY LAW PROVIDES A LICENSE TO CASH IN ON PATIENT FEARS

    Sep 24, 2018

    More than 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Almost one in three of those patients will eventually succumb to it. Knowing these odds, patients are eager to try anything to improve on them. They and their loved ones want quicker access to the latest medicines—even if...

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    WHAT IF HEALTHCARE IS NOT BROKEN? AND WHAT IF WE'RE ACTUALLY WINNING THE OPIOID BATTLE?

    Sep 20, 2018

    Here comes a counterargument to two widely held opinions: that the U.S. healthcare system is broken, and that we are losing the battle against the opioid crisis. Instead, Dave Chase says, healthcare is already fixed because solutions exist to the industry’s biggest dysfunctions – and he ...

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    OMB HEALTHCARE OFFICIAL: SEEKING SIMPLE SOLUTIONS ON HEALTHCARE POLICY IS A ‘FALLACY’

    Sep 20, 2018

    Searching for simple solutions on health care policy is “like hunting squirrels with a shotgun," said a high-level OMB official responsible for vetting such proposals. It works ultimately, but there won’t be much left to eat with that approach, said Joseph Grogan, the associate dire...

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    PRIVATE BLOCKCHAIN, EXPLAINED: WHAT IT IS, WHAT IT ISN'T AND HOW TO MANAGE YOUR HIPAA EXPECTATIONS

    Sep 19, 2018

    For many healthcare executives, blockchain is more than just hype. Data silos and interoperability challenges abound in healthcare, and blockchain technology appears to provide a solution, theoretically allowing distinct sources of data to update each other in a decentralized way—without the c...

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    NHS UNVEILS NEW DEVELOPER PROGRAMS TO SPARK INNOVATION FOR PATIENTS

    Sep 19, 2018

    The National Health Service in England announced two new innovator programs to accelerate the use of digital health tools that benefit patients and remove barriers slowing adoption of innovation in the NHS. Part of a wider effort led by NHS England and the Academic Health Science Networks, NHS Engla...

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    TRUMP'S TARIFF THREATS ON CHINA COULD HIT HOSPITAL IT SHOPS

    Sep 19, 2018

    President Trump on Wednesday threatened to add new import taxes on an additional $257 billion of Chinese goods to the $200 billion established on Monday. This was in response to China on Tuesday announcing plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports. Even though it’s only a thre...

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    STUDY: DRUG PRICES RISE TWICE AS FAST AS EXPECTED IN A SHORTAGE

    Sep 19, 2018

    It's not unexpected for prices to go up during a drug shortage. But during drug shortages in 2016, prices went up—way up—at a rate more than twice what would ordinarily be expected, according to a new study. Specifically, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard compar...

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    BILLIONAIRE PETER SOON-SHIONG'S VERITY HEALTH SYSTEM DECLARES BANKRUPTCY

    Sep 05, 2018

    Hospitals that are part of Verity Health, an El Segundo, California-based nonprofit chain owned by billionaire Peter Soon-Shiong, remains open after the system filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a release, health system officials said they secured debtor-in-possession financing of up to $185 millio...

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    UNITEDHEALTHCARE AND AMA CLASH OVER MEDICARE'S STEP THERAPY CHANGES

    Sep 05, 2018

    A recent policy change that would allow Medicare Advantage plans to use step therapy for Medicare Part B drugs is creating yet another dividing line between insurers and providers. UnitedHealthcare—the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage carrier, with a prominent voice in the ears of fed...

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    TELEHEALTH HELPS EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER SLASH READMISSIONS, BOOST VALUE-BASED CARE

    Sep 04, 2018

    The Einstein Medical Center wanted to decrease readmissions for liver failure patients by 50 percent. Caregivers had a longtime interest in the potential for remote patient monitoring and turned to telehealth technology to address this mandate. Thus far, since implementing the RPM processes, the hos...

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    IT'S NOT JUST AMAZON: EMPLOYERS ARE TURNING 'ACTIVIST' WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE

    Sep 04, 2018

    Amazon, JPMorgan, and Berkshire Hathaway have grabbed the headlines in recent months by becoming the employers to finally disrupt healthcare. But while hospital executives have said they believe that particular effort has the greatest chance of actually making an impact, experts said it's just o...

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    LAWMAKERS ASK MEDPAC TO INVESTIGATE HOW HOSPITAL CONSOLIDATION IMPACTS MEDICARE, AND VICE VERSA

    Aug 31, 2018

    For better or worse, hospital consolidation has increased steadily over the last decade. Now, lawmakers are worried about how those mergers impact Medicare—and they're turning to a federal commission to investigate. Writing to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), three congre...

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    MOMENTS OF IMPACT: A LIFE-LONG JOURNEY IN PUBLIC HEALTH

    Aug 31, 2018

    There are moments in our lives that are incredibly impactful, whether we are aware of their impact at the time they happen or in hindsight. For Jessica Kahn, senior expert in Public Sector Healthcare IT and Data at McKinsey & Company and recent recipient of HIMSS’s Most Influential Women i...

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    TELEMEDICINE RACKS UP $1 MILLION IN COST AVOIDANCE SAVINGS FOR TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL

    Aug 31, 2018

    Tallahassee Memorial Hospital regularly saves upwards of $1 million per year in cost avoidance through its real-time video telehealth platform, despite not being able to bill for a vast majority of the telemedicine services it provides. The technology also improved patient health, especially among i...

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    NATIONWIDE PRESCRIPTION SAFETY ALERT SYSTEM PROPOSED BY HOUSE BILL

    Aug 31, 2018

    A House bill introduced on Aug. 30 would create a nationwide Prescription Safety Alert System, designed to better protect patients at risk of opioid overuse. If passed, the Analyzing and Leveraging Existing Rx Transactions (ALERT) Act would mandate the Department of Health and Human Services to work...

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    IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID CRISIS, PROVIDERS ARE TURNING TO TECHNOLOGY

    Aug 30, 2018

    Opioid abuse and addiction continue to be a national crisis, but it is being felt at a very local level. Patient care organizations across the country are seeing the impact of the opioid crisis on the health of their patient populations. From 1999-2016, more than 350,000 people died from an overdose...

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    AMAZON WEB SERVICES BOOSTS MACHINE LEARNING TO TREAT DEPRESSION

    Aug 29, 2018

    Pharmaceutical company Takeda and the research and development data science institute ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte have partnered to study patient datasets to better understand the etiology, progression and most effective therapies for difficult diseases. Using insurance claims information including d...

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    HARRIS HEALTHCARE ACQUIRES IATRIC SYSTEMS, WILL RUN IT AS AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

    Aug 29, 2018

    Harris Healthcare acquired Iatric Systems for an undisclosed sum. Boxford, Massachusetts-based Iatric, which specializes in integration tools to help hospitals optimize electronic health records and other IT infrastructure, will operate as an independent business unit of Harris, officials said. Iatr...

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    WATCHDOG GROUP TAKES AIM AT HHS' NEW PBM REBATE RULE, ASKS ETHICS OFFICERS TO EVALUATE AZAR'S CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    Aug 29, 2018

    HHS Secretary Alex Azar has once again come under fire regarding his relationship with former employer Eli Lilly, this time from the watchdog group Campaign for Accountability (CfA). The group specifically took issue with the way HHS' new proposed rule would reduce pharmacy benefit manager (PBM)...

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    AI IS HYPED, BUT BIG DATA, SOCIAL DETERMINANTS WILL HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT

    Aug 28, 2018

    The shift to value-based care often has C-suite executives wondering how best to support the transition, while ensuring a solid return on investment in the long term. And the key to improving care value is to ensure an organization has the right tools to support patients throughout the care cycle. T...

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    IN SHIFT TO VALUE, PROVIDERS WORRY ABOUT RUNNING AFOUL OF KICKBACK LAWS. OIG ANNOUNCED IT'S SEEKING IDEAS ON HOW TO FIX THAT

    Aug 28, 2018

    The Department of Health and Human Services has released its long-promised request for information on reforming anti-kickback statutes. The RFI (PDF) was posted to the Federal Register on Monday. The HHS Office of Inspector General is seeking feedback on ways it could adjust the implementation of th...

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    STEWARD ROLLS OUT WOLTERS KLUWER TECH TO STANDARDIZE DECISION SUPPORT ACROSS 38 HOSPITALS

    Aug 27, 2018

    Steward Health Care, the biggest private hospital chain in the country, is turning to technology from Wolters Kluwer to help tackle variations in care across more than three-dozen hospitals. The integrated care network, which spans 10 states and 38 hospitals, is expected to care for some 3 million p...

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    MORGAN STANLEY: NEARLY 1 IN 10 HOSPITALS AT RISK FOR CLOSURE

    Aug 27, 2018

    Nearly 10% of hospitals are at risk of closure, according to a new analysis. Morgan Stanley, an investment bank, and financial services company, analyzed data on more than 6,000 hospitals and found that 450, or 8%, are at risk for closure. Plus, an additional 10% are performing weakly, meaning close...

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    CIGNA, EXPRESS SCRIPTS SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE $67B DEAL

    Aug 24, 2018

    Shareholders with both Cigna and Express Scripts voted to approve the insurer’s $67 billion acquisition of the PBM, the companies announced on Friday. The shareholder approval marks an important hurdle in finalizing the deal and follows several weeks in which Cigna tussled with activist invest...

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    VERILY RESEARCHERS: TIME FOR PSYCHIATRY FIELD TO APPLY ANALYTICS, SENSORS TO THEIR PRACTICES

    Aug 24, 2018

    New technologies and large-scale data generation and analysis could potentially bring a more quantifiable approach to psychiatry and mental health treatment. In a recently published prospective, a group of Verily researchers and Former FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD, called for the psychiatric f...

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    EUROPEAN COMMISSION FUNDS $3.5 MILLION TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPE IMPLANT THAT REWIRES A SPINAL CORD

    Aug 23, 2018

    The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program announced that it is working in conjunction with a project team including four European Union countries to design and build a prototype of an active implant that restores transmission of signals in an injured...

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    RELENTLESS FOCUS ON INNOVATION WINS OCHSNER A HIMSS DAVIES AWARD

    Aug 23, 2018

    Ochsner Health System has won a 2018 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award, honored for the accomplishments of its Innovation Ochsner group, or Team iO, and its broader efforts to improve patient safety and population health. The workgroup within Ochsner, the large academic medical center based near New Orl...

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    DOJ TAKES ANTHEM TO COURT OVER REFUSAL TO COMPLY WITH MEDICARE ADVANTAGE FRAUD INVESTIGATION

    Aug 22, 2018

    The Department of Justice is asking a court to force Anthem to turn over information related to an ongoing fraud investigation involving the insurer's Medicare Advantage plans that brought in nearly $215 million using retrospective chart reviews over a two-year period. Anthem, meanwhile, argues ...

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    A POLICY WAS MEANT TO CURB OPIOID PRESCRIBING. INSTEAD, RESEARCHERS SAY PRESCRIPTIONS AFTER SURGERY WENT UP

    Aug 22, 2018

    A rescheduling of hydrocodone by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2014 was meant to curb prescriptions written for the powerful opioids by providers. Instead, a study published in JAMA Surgery found, the policy might have had the opposite effect from what officials intended. Under the 2014 DEA...

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    HHS REASSIGNS CIO BETH KILLORAN IN LATEST STAFFING SHAKE-UP

    Aug 21, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reassigned CIO Beth Killoran to the Office of the Surgeon General “to develop a comprehensive information systems strategic plan for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps,” an HHS official confirmed to Healthcare IT News on Tuesday....

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    HOSPITAL EXECUTIVES BELIEVE AMAZON CAN DELIVER ON ITS HYPE AS A HEALTHCARE DISRUPTER

    Aug 20, 2018

    Out of all the technology giants with ambitions in healthcare, hospital executives have overwhelmingly put their faith in Amazon, according to a new survey. A full 59% of executives say Amazon will have the biggest impact, according to the survey by Reaction Data. Respondents cited resources availab...

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    VETERANS GROUP SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER ROLE OF ‘SHADOW RULERS’ AT THE VA

    Aug 17, 2018

    A liberal veterans' advocacy organization is suing the VA to prevent a trio of Mar-a-Lago members from exerting further influence on the agency. VoteVets and Democracy Forward filed suit (PDF) in a District of Columbia federal court to block the three “shadow rulers” from continuing ...

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    UNITEDHEALTH, AARP HIT WITH ANOTHER LAWSUIT OVER CO-BRANDED MEDIGAP PLANS

    Aug 17, 2018

    A lawsuit filed this week accuses UnitedHealth and AARP of violating state insurance laws and charging consumers artificially inflated premiums. It’s the third such lawsuit filed against the two companies this year and adds to ongoing litigation in several states. A class-action lawsuit filed ...

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    AS CMS RETOOLS ITS ADVANCED PAYMENT MODELS, PROVIDERS STILL GRAPPLE WITH THE TECH REQUIREMENTS

    Aug 15, 2018

    As providers gear up to participate in CMS’ revamped payment models, one major hurdle stands in the way for many: technology. Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., a healthcare business strategist who has worked with more than 200 hospitals to implement value-based payment models, told FierceHealthcare in an...

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    HEALTHCARE APP ECONOMY IS COMING: GET READY FOR THE DATAQUAKE

    Aug 15, 2018

    Before the Blue Button Developer Conference on Monday, I stepped inside the U.S. Digital Service for something of a pre-party. USDS hosted this mix of people in full suits rubbing elbows with tattooed technologists wearing t-shirts. In the packed room, USDS Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig climbe...

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    CLOUD-BASED PACS SYSTEM CUTS IMAGING COSTS BY HALF FOR RURAL HOSPITAL

    Aug 14, 2018

    Republic County Hospital in North Central Kansas had an imaging problem: Its picture archiving and communications system was supplied by the radiology group that read images for the hospital. It was locked into the group, which limited its ability to find more cost-effective pricing on the open mark...

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    FLAGLER HOSPITAL USES AI TO CREATE CLINICAL PATHWAYS THAT ENHANCE CARE AND SLASH COSTS

    Aug 13, 2018

    Flagler Hospital in Saint Augustine, Florida, is using artificial intelligence tools to improve the treatment of pneumonia, sepsis and a dozen other high-cost, high-mortality conditions. Usually, it’s large academic medical centers or wide-ranging health systems, not community hospitals, that ...

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    HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN HELP WITH HEALTHCARE'S PATIENT MATCHING PROBLEM

    Aug 13, 2018

    Blockchain. The distributed ledger technology has considerable promise in healthcare and, as so often happens with emerging technologies, it’s being hailed as something close to a cure-all for just about everything. From cybersecurity to electronic health records and data interoperability, to ...

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    NEW MEXICO HEALTH CONNECTIONS ASKS COURT TO IMMEDIATELY STRIKE DOWN UPDATED RISK ADJUSTMENT RULE

    Aug 13, 2018

    A New Mexico insurer in the midst of a legal battle with the federal government over risk adjustment payments has asked a court to strike down a rule that reinstated $10.4 billion in payments for 2017. In a complaint (PDF) filed in the U.S. District Court in New Mexico, New Mexico Health Connections...

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    REPORT: AMAZON IS PLANNING TO OPEN PRIMARY CARE CLINICS AT SEATTLE HEADQUARTERS

    Aug 09, 2018

    Online retail giant Amazon's foray into tackling healthcare costs might just start with really convenient primary care. Specifically, primary care clinics for its employees located right at its Seattle headquarters, CNBC reported Thursday afternoon. According to the report, the technology compan...

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS UNDER SCRUTINY FOR EHRS, MEANINGFUL USE

    Aug 09, 2018

    In a brief mention contained in its Form 10-Q, filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, publicly-traded Community Health Systems revealed that it is facing a "civil investigative demand" related to its "adoption of electronic health records technology and the meaningf...

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS FACING EHR MEANINGFUL USE INVESTIGATION

    Aug 08, 2018

    One of the nation’s largest for-profit health systems is under investigation regarding the company’s adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and adherence to federal standards that government incentive payments. A new disclosure buried in a recent financial filing indicates Communit...

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    AMERICA’S ESSENTIAL HOSPITALS LAUNCHES RESEARCH PROJECT TO IDENTIFY ‘DIMENSIONS’ OF PATIENT TRUST

    Aug 08, 2018

    America’s Essential Hospitals will undertake a research project aimed at improving patients’ trust in their healthcare providers. The three-phase project is backed in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AEH announced Tuesday. The end goal is to build guidelines and policies that ...

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    THINK TANK URGES SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE

    Aug 07, 2018

    Tech companies could take further action to address rising concerns over cyberbullying and the impact of social media on the mental health of children and young people, the government has said. In its response to a report from the Commons education and health select committees joint inquiry scrutini...

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    REPORT: WISDOM TOOTH SURGERY INCREASES RISK FOR LONG-TERM USE OF OPIOIDS

    Aug 07, 2018

    Getting wisdom teeth pulled often comes with a side of potent painkillers to help the discomfort. And a new research report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday warns those opioid drug prescriptions associated with the common dental procedure may be leading to long...

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    HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY IS IN A RUT, AND HACKERS KEEP SWINGING

    Aug 06, 2018

    The number of breached patient records has declined from 100 million in 2015 to just 5 million in 2017, according to a recent Symantec report. But don’t take that at as good news: 10 percent more organizations reported a breach in 2017 than the previous year. These results could be interpreted...

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    IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE MARKET, CERNER STRADDLES THE LINE BETWEEN PARTNER AND COMPETITOR

    Aug 06, 2018

    Cerner's entry into the Medicare Advantage market could put the EHR vendor at odds with some of its biggest clients. In June, Cerner announced a 10-year strategic investment in Lumeris, which oversees a Medicare Advantage plan in Missouri. As part of the arrangement, Cerner invested $266 million...

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    WITH MERGER VOTE APPROACHING, CIGNA AND EXPRESS SCRIPTS DIVERGE ON VALUE-BASED CONTRACTS

    Aug 03, 2018

    With just three weeks until shareholders vote on their planned merger, Cigna and Express Scripts indicated different visions for value-based contracting on Thursday. During the company's second-quarter earnings call on Thursday, Cigna President and CEO David Cordani said the Express Scripts acqu...

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    HOW NORTHSHORE'S EPIC EHR IS IMPACTING ITS PRECISION MEDICINE PRIMARY CARE MODEL

    Aug 03, 2018

    As consumer at-home genetic tests become more popular, patients are increasingly interested in how their inherited health impacts their future wellness. At the same time, some hospitals are exploring ways to incorporate genetic information into the delivery of healthcare. NorthShore University Healt...

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    THIRD-PARTY VENDOR ERROR EXPOSES DATA OF 19K PATIENTS FOR 2 MONTHS

    Aug 02, 2018

    A transcriptionist vendor for Orlando Orthopaedic Center made an error during a software upgrade, which resulted in the exposure of 19,101 patient records for about two months. All patients who received medical services at any of the health center’s clinics prior to January 2018 were included ...

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    FED UP WITH HUNTING DOWN OTHER PROVIDERS' TEST RESULTS, PHYSICIAN BUILT A NEW PLATFORM

    Aug 02, 2018

    Healthcare can be chaotic for caregivers, especially when it comes to the logistics of tracking down a patient's results on tests ordered by other providers. Clinicians can spend an excessive amount of time and energy on the telephone contacting other providers' offices or having staff waste...

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    WITH ITS FUTURE UP IN THE AIR, ATHENAHEALTH PRESSES FORWARD WITH R&D INVESTMENTS

    Aug 01, 2018

    After what executives called “quite an eventful quarter,” Athenahealth posted solid second-quarter earnings less than a year after implementing a strategic plan that cut operational spending to the bone. Part of that plan, unveiled last October, included a 9% cut to Athenahealth’s ...

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    AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES CENTER FOR HEALTH INNOVATION

    Aug 01, 2018

    As providers work to keep up with a constantly evolving healthcare system, the American Hospital Association is launching an innovation center to support that work. The AHA Center for Health Innovation will officially launch in September and was unveiled at the group's annual Leadership Summit l...

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    ECLINICALWORKS FINED $132,500 BY HHS OIG FOR PATIENT SAFETY RISK

    Jul 31, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General fined eClinicalWorks $132,550 for failing to report patient safety issues with its EHR to regulators in a specific timeframe, violating the agreement with the Department of Justice. The fine comes just over one year after i...

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    1.4 MILLION PATIENT RECORDS BREACHED IN UNITYPOINT HEALTH PHISHING ATTACK

    Jul 31, 2018

    UnityPoint Health is notifying 1.4 million patients that their records may have been breached when its business system was compromised by a phishing attack. This is the second breach for UnityPoint this year. In April, another phishing attack on staff email accounts at its Madison campus breached th...

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    OIG FINES ECLINICALWORKS $132,500 FOR PATIENT SAFETY REPORTING FAILURES

    Jul 30, 2018

    More than a year after agreeing to a massive settlement to resolve claims it falsified EHR certification standards, eClinicalWorks has been fined for failing to report patient safety issues with its software to regulators within a specified timeframe, violating an agreement with the federal governme...

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    HIMSS HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS CONTINUITY, BREACH RESPONSE

    Jul 30, 2018

    Despite constant warnings and routine breach reports, the healthcare sector continues to struggle with some of the security basics: patch management, funding, network segmentation and the like. Combined with continue security staffing shortages, cybersecurity issues will continue into the indefinite...

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    HIMSS BIG DATA AND HEALTHCARE ANALYTICS FORUM: WHAT TO EXPECT

    Jul 27, 2018

    Digital data has become the lifeblood of health care, touching every facet of the delivery system and informing – sometimes transforming – the way clinical decisions are made and operational strategies are developed and deployed. And, as anyone who is a healthcare decision-maker knows al...

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    WORRIED ABOUT 'DEFENSIVE MEDICINE' IN TELEHEALTH? GO ON THE OFFENSIVE

    Jul 27, 2018

    Despite substantial industry excitement around telehealth as a way to coordinate care and improve outcomes, there is still some lingering concern that virtual care could lead to defensive medicine. Defensive medicine has its roots in medical malpractice, with physicians ordering unnecessary tests to...

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    NERVGEN PHARMA TO TAKE CASE WESTERN-DEVELOPED NERVE REGENERATION TECH TO MARKET

    Jul 26, 2018

    Vancouver, B.C.-based regenerative medicine company NervGen Pharma, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland are collaborating to commercialize a patented technology for spinal cord injury and other conditions associated with nerve damage. Jerry Silver, a spinal cord injury regenerative medi...

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    WITH $1B PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RWJBARNABAS AND RUTGERS, BOTH REALIZE ACADEMIC HEALTH SYSTEM STATUS

    Jul 26, 2018

    RWJBarnabas Health will first invest $100 million in Rutgers University as part of a bigger public-private partnership to create a jointly operated academic health system, officials announced this week. Under the terms of the partnership, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University will remain separat...

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    A CIO'S TAKE ON EHR OPTIMIZATION

    Jul 25, 2018

    We’ve officially entered into the “dog-days” of summer here in the mid-Atlantic states. When I think back to the biting cold wintertime in January it seemed that summer would never appear, yet it has arrived in full force. I use this metaphor because it closely resembles the electr...

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    NIH ENLISTS GOOGLE TO UNLOCK ACCESS TO BIG BIOMEDICAL DATA IN THE CLOUD

    Jul 25, 2018

    The National Institutes of Health, looking to leverage cloud computing to break down barriers to accessing of large biomedical datasets and enable easier computing for researchers, is looking to the private sector with its new STRIDES Initiative. The first company to sign on with the project –...

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    MOUNT SINAI OPENS BIOMEDICAL BLOCKCHAIN RESEARCH CENTER

    Jul 24, 2018

    The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare announced the opening of the Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research to use new technologies and data to work on health care and medical science problems. The new centers come as many health systems are cu...

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    AMERICAN WELL, ANTHEM AND SAMSUNG COLLABORATE ON THE TELEMEDICINE FRONT

    Jul 24, 2018

    Three entities — American Well, Anthem, and Samsung — have partnered on a new telemedicine-related initiative aimed at helping consumers gain additional health care access. Anthem members with a Samsung Galaxy device and the updated Samsung Health app can now access LiveHealth Online, a ...

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    CAN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL STAY TRUE TO ITS MISSION AFTER SALE TO LARGE CORPORATION?

    Jul 23, 2018

    Mission Health, the largest hospital system in western North Carolina, provided $100 million in free charity care last year. This year, it has partnered with 17 civic organizations to deliver substance abuse care to low-income people. Based in bucolic Asheville, the six-hospital system also screens ...

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    NHS TO BOLSTER HOSPITAL IT WITH $540 MILLION IN NEW SPENDING

    Jul 23, 2018

    In his first major speech since becoming the new Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock has put information technology atop his list of priorities for improving the National Health Service. And he's backing his words with big money – the UK will invest around $540 million for hospi...

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    TOP PATIENT SAFETY PAIN POINTS AND WHERE TO FOCUS IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS

    Jul 20, 2018

    Many healthcare organizations are working to improve patient safety but serious challenges remain. Medical errors are among the leading causes of death in the U.S. and non-lethal harm occurs even more frequently – at a rate 10 to 20 times higher than deaths, according to The Journal of Patient...

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    BRIGHT HEALTH PARTNERS WITH MERCY HEALTH TO OFFER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS IN OHIO

    Jul 20, 2018

    Minneapolis-based insurance business Bright Health has teamed up with Cincinnati-based Mercy Health and will enter the Ohio Medicare Advantage market. The company will offer plans to citizens of Cincinnati, Springfield, Toledo, and Youngstown. Bright Health earned conditional approval from CMS to st...

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    VA, IBM WATSON HEALTH EXTEND PRECISION CANCER PARTNERSHIP TO HELP VETERANS

    Jul 19, 2018

    The Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM Watson Health have announced a one-year extension to an ongoing public-private partnership applying the AI company’s technology to genomic data for cancer therapy. The precision oncology collaboration has so far assisted the treatment of more than 2,7...

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    IN A BLOW TO PBMS, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MULLING OVERHAUL TO DRUG REBATE SAFE HARBOR PROTECTIONS

    Jul 19, 2018

    The Trump administration is considering a proposal to overhaul safe harbor protections for pharmaceutical company rebates, a plan that could lead to a significant shift in how drug prices are determined. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a proposed rule from the Department of Health a...

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    HOSPITAL GROUPS VOW TO CONTINUE LEGAL FIGHT AFTER LOSING CHALLENGE TO 340B PAYMENT CUTS

    Jul 18, 2018

    Several hospital and healthcare industry groups vowed to continue their legal challenge to 340B cuts pushed by the Trump Administration after a court ruled against their appeal. “We are deeply disappointed that the courts have once again failed to rule on the merits of our case," the Amer...

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    HEALTH WIZZ PILOTS BLOCKCHAIN AND FHIR MOBILE APP FOR EHRS

    Jul 18, 2018

    Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. The idea is to enable individuals to control their ...

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    HOSPITALS UP THE ANTE FOR MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION TOOLS AS VENDORS MODERNIZE WITH AUTOMATION, VOICE RECOGNITION

    Jul 17, 2018

    Medical transcription tools have long been legacy products but as vendors inject modern technologies, notably automation and voice recognition, new data suggests that hospitals are going to deploy more of these products and services amid broader digital transformation work. Medical transcription is ...

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    LABCORP GOES DOWN AFTER NETWORK BREACH, PUTTING MILLIONS OF PATIENT RECORDS AT RISK

    Jul 17, 2018

    North Carolina-based LabCorp Diagnostics, one of the largest clinical laboratories in the U.S., was forced to shut down its network on Sunday after officials detected suspicious activity, according to a recent U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Over the weekend of July 14, hackers got i...

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    L.A. CARE HEALTH PLAN IS COMMITTING $31M TO RECRUIT PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS

    Jul 16, 2018

    Primary care doctors are supposedly at the backbone of efforts to curb runaway health spending in the U.S. by preventing patients from developing serious—and costly—health concerns. But with primary care physicians in short supply and projections showing the problem will only worsen, one...

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    OPIOID EPIDEMIC: UNC HEALTH CARE TO INTEGRATE EPIC EHR WITH STATE'S PDMP

    Jul 16, 2018

    The University of North Carolina Health Care at Chapel Hill announced plans to integrate its Epic EHR with the state-controlled substance reporting system. UNC, in so doing, joins the growing ranks for providers aligning with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program efforts to fight back against the opi...

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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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    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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    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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    VERITY HEALTH SYSTEM MAY SELL HOSPITALS TO IMPROVE FINANCES

    Jul 10, 2018

    Verity Health System announced Tuesday it may sell some or all of its six hospitals as it works to fix the financial and operational problems that have dogged the safety-net provider for years. The Redwood City, Calif.-based health system has undergone significant ownership changes in recent years. ...

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    CERNER DEVELOPING 'EHR-AGNOSTIC' VALUE-BASED CARE TECHNOLOGY WITH LUMERIS

    Jul 10, 2018

    Cerner is partnering with Lumeris, a health plan, and managed services vendor, with a decade-long agreement, including an ownership stake where the companies will help health systems tackle inefficiencies to prepare for value-based reimbursement. An early centerpiece of the new partnership is a join...

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    RFID SECURITY FOR HOSPITALS: VIGILANT DATA MONITORING IS KEY

    Jul 10, 2018

    If you watch TV for any amount of time, you’ll notice that there are a lot of commercials for wallets and devices that protect your cards from being read by RFID. Like medical devices, RFID was designed before security was the priority it is now. While encryption is supported and is an ISO sta...

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    CERNER SINKS $266M INTO LUMERIS AS PART OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TARGETING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

    Jul 09, 2018

    Cerner will become a minority owner in the parent company of the population health services platform Lumeris as part of a 10-year strategic partnership that includes a new value-based technology offering geared towards Medicare Advantage plans. The deal allows Cerner to tap into an established Medic...

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    CMS SUSPENDS $10.4B IN RISK ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS TO INSURERS

    Jul 09, 2018

    The Trump administration has suspended more than $10 billion in risk adjustment payments to insurers, a move that may drive up premiums and create uncertainty in the individual market. Citing a March court ruling, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced over the weekend that it is...

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    WILL TEXAS EFFORTS TO INTEGRATE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTHCARE BE MIRED BY STATE’S SHORTAGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS?

    Jul 06, 2018

    Kerstin Taylor fought alcohol and substance abuse problems for two decades. She periodically sought help through addiction and psychiatric treatments to stay sober, but she continued to relapse. That unrelenting roller coaster and the emotional and mental fallout left her with little energy or resou...

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    SHIFT TO VALUE-BASED CARE COULD LEAVE SOME PATIENT GROUPS BEHIND

    Jul 06, 2018

    The healthcare industry's shift to value-based care may be leaving some patients behind. But a task force from Families USA is offering a framework that could ensure patients of color and other underserved populations get a seat at the table in the process. Since Hernández-Cancio, directo...

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    INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM JOINS SHIFT IN HOSPITALS INVESTING IN INPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

    Jul 05, 2018

    The hallways of Inova Health System's newest inpatient mental health unit gleam white and new. With all private patient rooms, they look very much the style of patient rooms popping up in brand new hospital towers around this region of the country.  And despite safety design features—...

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    TEXAS CLINICS BUSTING TRADITIONAL SILOS OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE

    Jul 05, 2018

    Kerstin Taylor fought alcohol and substance abuse problems for two decades. She periodically sought help through addiction and psychiatric treatments to stay sober, but she continued to relapse. That unrelenting roller coaster and the emotional and mental fallout left her with little energy or resou...

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    GEISINGER'S STEELE INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION TAPS JVION'S AI

    Jul 03, 2018

    Geisinger has selected Jvion’s Cognitive Clinical Success Machine as one of the organization’s critical artificial intelligence assets. The deal follows a successful pilot and validation of Jvion’s performance with industry peers. The initial scope of the Jvion cognitive machine ap...

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    DELL TO GO PUBLIC ONCE AGAIN - WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR HEALTHCARE

    Jul 03, 2018

    Michael Dell is ready to return his company to the public stock market, five years after taking it private with help from investment firm Silver Lake. The New York Times reports that Dell could go public again as early as next week, in a complex $21.7 billion stock buyout deal it says will enable th...

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    GRADY HEALTH SYSTEM CHOOSES CARE LOGISTICS TO BOOST PATIENT CARE, DRIVE EFFICIENCIES

    Jul 02, 2018

    Atlanta-based Grady Health System, a major safety net hospital, has signed a five-year contract with Care Logistic with the aim of improving patient experience and boosting and efficiency. Care Logistics, based in nearby Alpharetta, Georgia, will roll out its Hospital Operating System at Grady this ...

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    MERCY SHARES EHR DATA WITH JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO HELP IMPROVE ITS MEDICAL DEVICES

    Jul 02, 2018

    In another partnership that will allow its clinicians make more informed treatment decisions while also helping a major vendor improve its implantable devices, Mercy is working with Johnson & Johnson – making its real-world data platform available to help the device developer track its pro...

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    GAO: 340B HOSPITALS, OUTSIDE PHARMACIES NEED MORE OVERSIGHT

    Jun 29, 2018

    The 340B drug discount program is in need of a major overhaul including additional oversight by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a government watchdog said. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office made seven recommendations in a report to that Health Resources and Services...

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    CMS MAKES DECISIONS ON 2 STATES' MEDICAID MODIFICATION REQUESTS

    Jun 29, 2018

    This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services decided on two states' requests to modify their Medicaid programs. And the administration gave one a thumbs up and the other a thumbs down. The CMS denied Massachusetts' request (PDF) to limit certain expensive Medicaid drugs covere...

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    GE TO SPIN OFF ITS HEALTHCARE UNIT

    Jun 28, 2018

    General Electric this week spun off its healthcare business as a separate company, a move that could bolster what has been a bright spot in GE's business portfolio. The company said Kieran Murphy, president, and CEO of GE Healthcare, will continue to lead GE Healthcare as the standalone company....

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    HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS SEE GREATER OPTIMISM ABOUT VALUE-BASED CARE, SAYS KPMG POLL

    Jun 28, 2018

    Healthcare organizations are much more optimistic than they were two years ago about how value-based contracts – which promote quality care and emphasize the efficiency of hospitals and other providers – would affect profits, according to a poll by the audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG....

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    COALITION OF ACOS, IT ORGANIZATIONS THROW SUPPORT BEHIND A CMS DATA-SHARING MANDATE

    Jun 27, 2018

    A diverse group of accountable care organizations, insurers, patient advocacy and health IT companies want the federal government to require data sharing among providers to participate in Medicare. The organizations didn’t stop there. They also urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Ser...

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    CLOUD PERFORMANCE TESTS REVEAL THE IMPACT OF LOCATION

    Jun 27, 2018

    Performance is one of the most important considerations for healthcare IT professionals when considering the feasibility of moving their EHR system to the cloud. If a cloud-based EHR isn’t fast enough to meet the needs of hospitals and other medical facilities, quality of care will suffer, cli...

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    REPORT: VALUE-BASED PAYMENT MODELS HAVEN'T CUT COSTS YET

    Jun 26, 2018

    Value-based payment models have been pointed to time and time again as the panacea for rising health costs. But they haven't yet led to significant reductions, according to a new analysis. Leavitt Partners, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and McManis Consulting teamed up to dive ...

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    GE SPINS OFF HEALTHCARE UNIT AS A STANDALONE COMPANY

    Jun 26, 2018

    GE Healthcare will become standalone company following a year-long strategic review by General Electric CEO John Flannery. The healthcare spinoff will be completed in the next 12-18 months, GE said in an announcement on Tuesday. It comes less than three months after the company sold off its health I...

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    CMS CREATES CHIEF HEALTH INFORMATICS OFFICER POSITION TO LEAD INTEROPERABILITY PUSH

    Jun 26, 2018

    the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services posted a new leadership position, Chief Health Informatics Officer, which will lead the agency’s interoperability efforts and health IT strategy. Posted late last week, the CHIO will focus on improving interoperability and innovation for CMS. Acco...

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    NEXT-GEN CLINICAL COMMUNICATION: REAL-TIME LOCATION, CONTEXT-AWARE AND MOBILE

    Jun 26, 2018

    Communication technology has evolved quickly in the last few years, and this has enabled new trends in healthcare delivery. While this is the case throughout the industry, it is especially true in hospitals and health systems where a significant amount of time and energy have been invested into prov...

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    GOTTLIEB: FDA NEEDS TO FILL DATA GAPS AS IT LOOKS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO TARGETED THERAPIES

    Jun 25, 2018

    In an effort to make it easier for physicians to access information on increasingly targeted treatments, the Food and Drug Administration will soon make clinical endpoints of drug treatments available online, said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on Monday. Those endpoints, which will include ...

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    HOW PHOENIX CHILDREN'S STRUCTURED ITS EHRS TO BE DISEASE SPECIFIC TO IMPROVE CARE, DRIVE SAVINGS

    Jun 25, 2018

    By optimizing its EHR's advanced clinical documentation technology for treating rheumatoid arthritis patients, Phoenix Children’s enhanced care, and physician productivity while also saving about $1 million dollars. Documentation for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis is challenging because of ...

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    POLL RESULTS: READERS SAY ATHENAHEALTH SHOULD NOT SELL TO ACTIVIST INVESTORS

    Jun 25, 2018

    We asked for your thoughts on athenahealth’s next steps now that Jonathan Bush stepped down as CEO, and the resounding majority said athenahealth should not sell to Elliott Management, which put out a $6.5 billion bid in May. While the future of athenahealth is still unknown after the departur...

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    NEXT-GEN POPULATION HEALTH: MHEALTH, SOCIAL DETERMINANTS, PRESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS

    Jun 25, 2018

    Population health is increasingly viewed as a key to the successful delivery of healthcare in the future, especially as more hospitals and health systems fall under value-based care contracts. Fortunately for provider organizations, there already are plenty of population health information systems o...

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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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    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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    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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    FEDERAL JUDGE DISMISSES UNITEDHEALTH FRAUD SUIT OVER IN-HOME VISITS, WALMART GIFT CARDS

    Jun 19, 2018

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare accusing the insurer of fraud over in-home clinical visits and a $25 Walmart gift card. In the decision (PDF), Illinois District Court Judge Thomas M. Durkin ruled that the plaintiff's complaint contained deficiencies including fai...

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    4 REASONS WHY WALMART COULD BE GOOD FOR HEALTH CARE

    Jun 19, 2018

    Walmart is known as one of the largest retailers and employers in the U.S. In fact, it’s the largest private employer in 22 individual states. The chain is known as a retailer at which millions of Americans shop for day-to-day essentials, so talk of its potential merger with Humana had many ob...

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    GEOFENCING: THE LATEST DATA PRIVACY ISSUE FACING HEALTHCARE

    Jun 18, 2018

    The healthcare industry got a loud introduction to geofencing marketing recently. The headlines were driven by a law firm targeting individuals going to an emergency room. In particular, the ads attempted to lure individuals into a personal injury suit. The type of action that would be sure to draw ...

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    ANTHEM COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ASPIRE HEALTH MONTHS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

    Jun 18, 2018

    Anthem's purchase of Aspire Health is officially a done deal, and months ahead of schedule. The Indianapolis-based insurer announced the completion of its acquisition of the country's "largest non-hospice community-based palliative care provider," which serves 25 states and Washing...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    HOW PENN MEDICINE LOOKS AT TELEHEALTH FROM THE PATIENT PERSPECTIVE

    Jun 11, 2018

    The benefits of telemedicine are no longer being debated. Clearly, convenience and efficiencies are associated with providing this level of service to the patient community.  This is particularly true for people that live in remote locations, need post-surgical treatment, require second opinion...

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    BERKSHIRE-AMAZON-JPMORGAN CHOOSE HEALTHCARE CEO, ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON

    Jun 11, 2018

    The much-anticipated healthcare venture between Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase has its inaugural CEO, but he or she has not yet been revealed. However, one top candidate has confirmed it's not him. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said June 7 that...

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    JONATHAN BUSH'S FAREWELL LETTER TO ATHENAHEALTH EMPLOYEES

    Jun 08, 2018

    After stepping down as CEO and board member this week, CEO Jonathan Bush sent an email to athenahealth employees. While Bush’s leaving might open the door for activist investor Elliott Management’s proposed acquisition, which includes a plan to take athenahealth private, thus far the EHR...

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    PHILIPS TO INCORPORATE DANA FARBER'S CLINICAL PATHWAYS TO BOLSTER DECISION SUPPORT FOR CANCER CARE

    Jun 08, 2018

    Royal Philips is poised to implement Clinical Pathways from the Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a leading center of cancer research and treatment. Dana-Farber Clinical Pathways will be deployed through Philips IntelliSpace Oncology, a cloud-based precision medicine platform that provides ...

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    FCC CHAIRMAN PAI CALLS FOR RAISING RURAL HEALTHCARE BUDGET TO $571 MILLION

    Jun 07, 2018

    In an effort to significantly boost funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program, and address shortfalls in telemedicine support, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday circulated a draft order to his colleagues urging immediate action. Pai seeks...

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    POLL: WHAT'S NEXT FOR ATHENAHEALTH?

    Jun 07, 2018

    Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush is leaving the company he founded following reports of sexual harassment, a video showing Bush making lewd comments at a 2017 healthcare industry event and domestic abuse in 2006 during a divorce, the company announced Wednesday. With its board considering “strat...

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    AETNA LEANS ON ANALYTICS, STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS TO CURB ANTIBIOTIC OVERPRESCRIBING

    Jun 06, 2018

    Nearly a year after launching an initiative with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Aetna has sent nearly 1,500 letters to antibiotic “super prescribers” across 43 states as part of an effort to reduce overprescribing. The insurer has also partnered with health departm...

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    CVS-AETNA FUTURE LEADERSHIP TAKES SHAPE: WHO'S IN AND WHO'S OUT

    Jun 06, 2018

    Executive leadership for the eventual CVS-Aetna entity is starting to take shape, and not everyone is sticking around. Ahead of its planned acquisition of Aetna, CVS announced its future management team, which includes executives from both companies. Aetna will operate as a standalone business once ...

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    NYU LANGONE PREPARES TO OPEN NEW HIGH-RISE HOSPITAL COMPLETE WITH SUPERSTORM FLOOD PROTECTION

    Jun 05, 2018

    When Hurricane Sandy caused destructive flooding along the East Coast in 2012, the New York University Langone Medical Center campus sustained significant damage. Power was cut, health providers were forced to evacuate more than 300 patients, and officials had to not only renovate and weatherproof e...

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    IMPRIVATA LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE DEVICE AUTHENTICATION WITH EYE TOWARD HOSPITAL WORKFLOWS

    Jun 05, 2018

    Imprivata's new Mobile Device Access is touted by the company as an authentication tool that can help hospitals offer secure access to clinical mobile devices and applications while letting clinicians maintain their fast-paced workflow. As was made clear in the most recent HIMSS cybersecurity re...

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    EARLYSENSE ACQUIRES PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO HELP HOSPITALS ASSESS CARDIAC RISK

    Jun 04, 2018

    Cardiac predictive analytics developed by Dana Edelson, MD, an expert in cardiac resuscitation at the University of Chicago, will be integrated into EarlySense's continuous monitoring tool after the company acquired the technology. Edelson is the executive medical director for inpatient quality ...

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    VCU HEALTH BUILDS TOOL TO STREAMLINE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INPATIENT UNITS AND ITS PHARMACY AT DISCHARGE

    Jun 04, 2018

    At Virginia Commonwealth University, pharmacists had a problem. Even though they are a key part of the discharge process, they had limited information on which patients were closest to being sent home. Clinicians often submitted requests simply marked ASAP, interrupting the pharmacists several times...

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    THE ROLE NURSES CAN PLAY IN BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN BEHAVIORAL, PHYSICAL HEALTHCARE

    Jun 01, 2018

    Nurses can bridge the gap between behavioral healthcare and physical healthcare for providers looking to better integrate the two. A nurse is typically the first person a patient interacts with, and he or she can set the tone for the entire visit. This is especially crucial in treating patients with...

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    SECURITY IS MORE THAN AN IT PROBLEM AND C-SUITE CAN'T TECHNOLOGIZE THEIR WAY OUT

    Jun 01, 2018

    When it comes to security, there are more than enough tools on the market that tout the ability to shore up the ever-increasing number of threats. That’s all well and good, but simply relying on those isn’t nearly enough. “There is kind of a misconception among C-suite leaders that...

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    UNITEDHEALTH EXPECTS 150M MEMBERS TO BE IN VALUE-BASED PROGRAMS BY 2025

    May 31, 2018

    UnitedHealth expects at least 150 million members will be in value-based coordinated care programs by 2025, the company's CEO said on Thursday. Shepherding providers into value-based payments is one of the insurer’s three fundamental goals to help modernize the healthcare system, CEO David...

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    SALESFORCE INVESTS IN CLOUD-BASED HEALTH IT FIRM VIRSYS12

    May 31, 2018

    Salesforce.com on Thursday invested in Virsys12, a consulting partner focused on healthcare innovation nationwide. Tammy Hawes, CEO, and founder of Virsys12 said the company will use the infusion of capital to expand her Nashville, Tenn.-based technology consulting firm, which is mainly focused on t...

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    HOW AI COMMAND CENTERS ARE HELPING HOSPITALS HARNESS ANALYTICS TO MANAGE OPERATIONS

    May 30, 2018

    Tampa General Hospital has tapped GE Healthcare to help it build a new care coordination center that will put predictive analytics to work on an array of quality and experience improvement projects – for patients, families and staff alike – at the hospital. The center will be powered by ...

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    INTERMOUNTAIN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ADVANCE PRECISION MEDICINE FOR CARDIOVASCULAR CARE, CANCER

    May 30, 2018

    Two new studies shine a light on the promise and accelerating speed of precision medicine and genomics capabilities to transform healthcare faster than many observers might imagine. Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Michigan separately conducted research projects that uncovered a geneti...

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    COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TAPS CERNER FOR EHR

    May 29, 2018

    hiteville, N.C.-based Columbus Regional Healthcare System announced it will deploy the cloud-based model of the Cerner Millennium EHR along with Cerner’s revenue cycle management technology and patient portal. The announcement about signing up the 154-bed CRHS follows a spate of new hospitals ...

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    ATHENAHEALTH CEO JONATHAN BUSH APOLOGIZES FOR 14-YEAR OLD INCIDENTS OF ALLEGED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    May 29, 2018

    A report circulated over the weekend that athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush confessed to “numerous physical altercations” with ex-wife Sarah Seldon in 2006. Bush on Tuesday apologized in a statement shared with media outlets. But what’s not clear is why the report came to light now as...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    NEXT-GEN EHRS: EPIC, ALLSCRIPTS AND OTHERS REVEAL FUTURE OF ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

    May 21, 2018

    The electronic health record is the lynchpin of healthcare information technology. And it has been evolving at a consistently quick pace in recent years. Healthcare CIOs seeking to ensure they are making the best EHR investments today for the years ahead would do well to listen to experts in the fie...

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    VA SIGNS $10B DEAL WITH CERNER, BUT IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES STILL LOOM LARGE

    May 21, 2018

    After nearly a year of fits and starts, the Department of Veterans Affairs has finally signed a deal with Cerner to upgrade its EHR system. The 10-year, $10 billion deal signed on Thursday represents one of the largest federal IT contracts. The move from the system’s customized VistA platform ...

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    VA OFFICIALLY SIGNS WITH CERNER ON EHR MODERNIZATION PROJECT

    May 18, 2018

    Nearly a year after the initial announcement, Cerner can officially add another government contract to its belt: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will officially contract with the EHR-giant to overhaul its legacy VistA EHR. The pair made the announcement Thursday night, after a year of specul...

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    KAISER PERMANENTE TO INVEST $200M IN INITIATIVES TARGETING HOUSING INSECURITY

    May 17, 2018

    Kaiser Permanente is joining forces with the mayors of some of the country's largest cities to combat homelessness and housing insecurity. The health system will invest $200 million in initiatives to improve access to affordable housing through a partnership with Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing...

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    SUTTER HEALTH ASKS COURT TO DISMISS CALIFORNIA AG'S ANTITRUST LAWSUIT

    May 17, 2018

    Sutter Health is calling on a San Francisco court to throw out the state's suit against it alleging anticompetitive practices, saying the case could lead regulations that would significantly hurt the system's bottom line. In documents (PDF) filed Monday in San Francisco Superior Court, Sutte...

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    HOSPITAL LEADERS: FURTHER CUTS TO 340B WOULD BE 'DEVASTATING'

    May 16, 2018

    As legislators continued to debate the future of the 340B drug discount program on Wednesday, leaders at several major health systems in both urban and rural settings raised concerns over the serious risks they face if those savings sustain significant cuts. Already, those reductions have forced Wes...

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    SUTTER HEALTH BACK ONLINE AFTER 24 HOURS OF SYSTEMWIDE EHR OUTAGE

    May 16, 2018

    Sutter Health faced more than a day of downtime of its Epic EHR and an outage of internal communications this week after the activation of a fire suppression system in one of its data centers, officials said. All systems currently are back online. The outage began late Monday night and impacted all ...

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    ATHENAHEALTH TAKEOVER BID: ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT SAYS IT MIGHT OFFER SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN $6.5 BILLION

    May 16, 2018

    Activist investment firm Elliott Associates criticized the executives and board of directors at athenahealth for not responding to the firm’s $6.5 billion offer to acquire the company a week after it was sent. Athenahealth initially said it would review the offer. “Last week, we made pub...

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    CERNER HAS ALMOST DOUBLE EHR GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF CLOSEST RIVAL EPIC, KALORAMA SAYS

    May 15, 2018

    Cerner leads the worldwide EHR market with Epic taking the second spot, Allscripts in third and GE Healthcare at fourth.  “In the competition for large healthcare systems, it's the top four EHR companies mainly participating with some exceptions,” Mary Anne Crandall, a senior an...

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    HEALTHCARE INVESTOR TRIVENTURES BACKS GENOMICS COMPANY GENOOX IN $6 MILLION FUNDING ROUND

    May 15, 2018

    Genoox, a genomic analytics company that aims to make it easier for clinicians and researchers to act on genetic sequencing results, today announced it has secured $6 million in a funding round. The round was led by Triventures, a venture capital fund that invests in healthcare startups, and was joi...

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    INTERMOUNTAIN LAB EXPANDS PRECISION MEDICINE WITH PHARMACOGENOMICS RXMATCH SERVICE

    May 14, 2018

    Intermountain Precision Genomics Core Laboratory announced today it is expanding RxMatch. The pharmacogenomics service – the study of how genes affect a patient’s response to medication – will be made available to all Intermountain Healthcare providers. The growth of the effort is ...

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    QVENTUS RAISES $30M FOR MACHINE LEARNING TOOLS TO HELP HOSPITALS REDUCE BOTTLENECKS

    May 14, 2018

    Qventus, a health IT business that harnesses a form of artificial intelligence to improve hospital workflows in a way that’s compared with air traffic control, has closed a $30 million Series B round, according to an emailed news release. The funding will be used to boost its customer base and...

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    VA FINALIZES TELEHEALTH RULE TO LET PROVIDERS PRACTICE ACROSS STATE LINES

    May 11, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its federal rule to allow providers to deliver patient care across state lines and outside of a VA facility using telemedicine. Former VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, and President Donald Trump first began to push for telemedicine expansion in August...

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    UNITEDHEALTH'S HOUSECALLS PROGRAM HITS 5M VISITS WITH A FOCUS ON PREVENTATIVE CARE

    May 11, 2018

    In the end, it was a simple urine test that saved Paul Engwall’s life. The 72-year-old Lyndon, Illinois, the resident saw his primary care doctor regularly and considered himself healthy, so he was reluctant to take a house call offered by his Medicare Advantage insurer. But after a friend die...

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    AT HLTH, NOTABLE LAUNCHES WITH A VOICE-POWERED WEARABLE APP FOR PHYSICIANS

    May 10, 2018

    A new startup, Notable, officially launched earlier this week at HLTH in Las Vegas. The San Mateo, California company offers a wearable voice-powered assistant aimed at helping doctors capture data during interactions with patients. During an interview at HLTH, Notable CEO Pranay Kapadia explained t...

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    HOW NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUND SAFETY SUCCESS IN ITS PICU

    May 10, 2018

    Nationwide Children's Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit was finding success in improving patient safety. In particular, the PICU had found a way to better control adverse drug events. But hospital leaders wanted to understand the secret to success on that ward to see if they could rep...

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    SENATE PASSES BILL ALLOWING CMS TO CREATE INCENTIVES FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EHRS

    May 09, 2018

    A bipartisan bill cleared the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, which gives the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the authority to offer incentives for behavioral health providers who implement electronic health records. The legislation now heads to the House where it will be reconciled with similar ...

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    LYRA HEALTH RAISES $45M TO EXPAND ITS THERAPIST NETWORK

    May 09, 2018

    Lyra Health, a digital health startup that seeks to improve care coordination for mental health, has closed a $45 million Series B round three years after its launch, according to a company news release that coincided with the HLTH conference in Las Vegas. The funding will be used towards product de...

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    CHANGE HEALTHCARE JOINS WITH ADOBE AND MICROSOFT ON NEW PATIENT ENGAGEMENT TECH

    May 08, 2018

    Change Healthcare will work with Adobe and Microsoft on a new platform that will aggregate patient data for a more seamless and user-friendly patient experience. The three companies will leverage Change's Intelligent Healthcare Network, Adobe Experience Cloud, and Microsoft Azure to create a pla...

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    GEISINGER OFFICIALS EXPLAIN THE BUSINESS CASE FOR MAKING DNA SEQUENCING 'ROUTINE'

    May 08, 2018

    It wasn't that long ago that the cost of DNA sequencing was measured in the millions of dollars. Even a few years ago, when the cost fell closer to a few thousand dollars, it was largely used for research purposes or reactively as a tool for patients who'd already fallen ill. Now, Geisinger ...

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    HOW BANNER HEALTH TACKLED DOCTORS' SKEPTICISM OVER INCREASED USE OF ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS

    May 07, 2018

    When Banner Health wanted to rethink its approach to care delivery, leaders at the system decided to take advantage of the advanced practitioners in its ranks. There was one major hurdle, however: getting the system's doctors on board. Advanced practice clinicians, such as physician assistants o...

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    ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT PROPOSES $6.5 BILLION TAKEOVER OF ATHENAHEALTH

    May 07, 2018

    Activist investor Elliott Management is pressing athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush to sell the cloud-based EHR company he co-founded in 1997. Shares of athenahealth jumped more than 23 percent on the news. Bush, who is in the midst of retooling the company, said in a statement Monday that the board of ...

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    ALLSCRIPTS PAYS $60M FOR CARE COORDINATION STARTUP SUPPORTING MOBILE COMMUNICATION FOR CARE TEAMS, PATIENTS

    May 04, 2018

    Allscripts snapped up digital health business HealthGrid for $60 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The business seeks to give patients and their caregivers a window into each step of care coordination that’s designed to be more accessible than a tradit...

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    FACEBOOK STRESSES INTEREST IN BLOOD DONATIONS WITH NEW FEATURE

    May 04, 2018

    Facebook has made another move to emphasize its interest in healthcare. At its F8 developer conference earlier this week, the social media giant announced it is expanding its blood donations feature. Last fall, Facebook unveiled a tool that allowed people to sign up to be blood donors. It initially ...

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    TRINITY HEALTH CHOOSES EPIC FOR INTEGRATED EHR, REVENUE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

    May 03, 2018

    It's a big week for Epic implementations in the Upper Midwest. The world-class Mayo Clinic is ready to go live with its newly-minted system on May 5, after more than three years of work. And today comes news that sprawling Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan, has selected Epic to build ou...

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    NOKIA ENDS A DIGITAL HEALTH MISADVENTURE WITH SALE OF BUSINESS BACK TO WITHINGS COFOUNDER

    May 03, 2018

    Two years after Nokia decided to acquire Withings for $192.3 million to grow a digital health business, it has sold the company back to Withings cofounder and chairman Éric Carreel. The move follows a strategic review in February and illustrates some of the pitfalls with growth by acquisition...

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    AMA SINKS $27M IN HEALTH2047 TO RAMP UP DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CLINICAL TOOLS

    May 02, 2018

    A Silicon Valley digital health incubator is getting another round of funding from the nation’s largest physician organization and beefing up its leadership team with former executives from Apple, IBM and Johnson & Johnson. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced a $27.2 million i...

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    AMAZON, APPLE ONLY PART OF 'SEISMIC CHANGE' COMING TO HEALTHCARE

    May 02, 2018

    Health executives know about Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft making moves into the healthcare industry but there are far more Fortune 50 companies that already have a foot in the space. Translation: Healthcare is even more ripe for disruption than it presently appears. And that means it&rsq...

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    CAPE FEAR VALLEY HEALTH MOVES TO EPIC AND CALLS IT A CHR, NOT EHR

    Apr 27, 2018

    Cape Fear Valley Health, a 916-bed regional health system based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, has chosen Epic for a new initiative to unite all of its hospitals and clinics onto a single platform. Its hospitals include Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Hoke Hos...

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    PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEM TO BECOME $7B COMPANY WITH PLANNED HCR MANORCARE ACQUISITION

    Apr 27, 2018

    Ohio-based ProMedica Health System has announced plans to acquire HCR ManorCare, the second largest post-acute and long-term care provider in the U.S. The acquisition would take place through a joint venture with Welltower, a healthcare real estate and investment trust, ProMedica announced Friday. I...

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    ATHENAHEALTH BLOWS PAST Q1 EXPECTATIONS, LOOKS TO CARVE OUT APPEAL AMID VERTICAL MERGERS

    Apr 27, 2018

    Fresh off a strong quarter in which it saw a double-digit increase in revenue compared to last year, Athenahealth (NYSE: ATHN) has its eyes fixed on changes across the healthcare industry and the role it might play in vertical consolidation. Asked about how the company plans to navigate new, potenti...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LUMA HEALTH UTILIZES BOT-ENABLED MESSAGING TO IMPROVE PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION

    Apr 24, 2018

    As a practicing physician, Dr. Tashfeen Ekram noticed a recurring problem: There’s a breakdown in the ability of patients and doctors to interact. This complication caused him to found Luma Health with Adnan Iqbal and Aditya Bansod in 2015. The San Francisco startup created a cloud-based messa...

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    MARYLAND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE THERAPY FIRM RAISES $10.5M IN EQUITY FUNDING

    Apr 23, 2018

    Neurodegenerative disease therapies, population health and a company making drugs for dry eye were among health companies in the U.S. that are in the midst of or closed fundraising rounds in the last week. Curious about who is raising money? Here are some of the latest deals in healthcare: Germantow...

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    IBM WATSON HEALTH RANKS TOP 15 HOSPITALS

    Apr 23, 2018

    IBM Watson Health has revealed its 15 Top Health Systems based on overall organizational performance. Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 15 Top Health Systems, the rankings have been conducted annually since 2008 and reflect operational and clinical excellence, IBM Watson Health said. Top...

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    UNITEDHEALTHCARE ACCUSES TEXAS LABS OF $44M FRAUD SCHEME

    Apr 20, 2018

    UnitedHealthcare is suing the owners of two lab companies for a fraud scheme that the insurer calls “greed personified.” The lawsuit is the latest in a string of legal complaints against Sun Clinical Laboratory and Mission Toxicology, two Texas-based clinical laboratories that have been ...

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    ASCENSION BACKS OFF PLAN TO CUT SERVICES AT MILWAUKEE HOSPITAL

    Apr 20, 2018

    Public pressure has Ascension Wisconsin rethinking its decision to cut nonessential services at St. Joseph Hospital in northern Milwaukee. St. Louis-based Catholic health giant Ascension has been pursuing a new strategic direction in the face of financial losses and increased competition from nontra...

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    ABBOTT RELEASES FIRMWARE PATCH TO FIX CYBERSECURITY FLAWS IN 350,000 MEDICAL DEVICES

    Apr 19, 2018

    Abbott released its second and final round of planned cybersecurity updates to its pacemakers, programmers and remote monitoring systems to fix severe cybersecurity flaws in the devices. The patch will update the battery performance alert, allowing the device to monitor for abnormal battery behavior...

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    FDA MEDICAL DEVICE PLAN ZEROS IN ON CYBERSECURITY, PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

    Apr 19, 2018

    The Food and Drug Administration released its plan to improve medical device safety, which includes a reorganization of its medical device center and a Congressional plan to launch a public-private partnership focused on cybersecurity. The five-point plan released Tuesday outlines a plan to consolid...

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    HOW APPLE'S HEALTH RECORDS COULD RESHAPE PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

    Apr 18, 2018

    As a longtime collaborator with Apple – since before it even beta-tested its Health Records project, live now at 39 hospitals – San Francisco-based Dignity Health is in sync with the iPhone developer's vision, said Shez Partovi, MD. "We had been working with Apple prior to their...

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    FORD MOTOR CO. LAUNCHES NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORT SERVICE

    Apr 18, 2018

    The business of non-emergency medical transportation continues has been heating up with Lyft’s and Uber’s expansion into healthcare. But Ford Motor Co’s move into this sector is a particularly interesting development. Ford is offering its GoRide transportation service as part of it...

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    FOLLOW THE MONEY: WHERE GARTNER, IDC AND HIMSS ANALYTICS SAY HOSPITALS WILL INVEST THE MOST IN 2018

    Apr 17, 2018

    IT spending is on the rise. Everyone working in healthcare leadership positions, information and technology, or even remotely paying attention to the sector already knows that. And for executives trying to balance a budget to stay competitive amid a tech talent shortage and ever-evolving regulatory ...

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    THE LINES THAT DEFINE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY SEGMENTS ARE BLURRING, BUT WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT?

    Apr 17, 2018

    Some of you may remember that old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin builds a “Transmogrifier.” Basically, it’s a magical cardboard box that, when you step into it, allows you to turn yourself into anything you want to be. Well, it seems that, after decades of ignoring each oth...

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    MUNISING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO IMPLEMENT CERNER EHR

    Apr 16, 2018

    Munising Memorial Hospital, an 11-bed, critical access hospital in Munising, Michigan, announced Monday that it plans to implement Cerner EHR and related cloud services. MMH joins the increasing number of smaller hospitals turning to cloud subscriptions from Allscripts, Cerner, athenahealth, eClinic...

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    TELEMEDICINE ROBOT ENABLES PHYSICIAN CONSULTATIONS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

    Apr 16, 2018

    Miramont Family Medicine, a group practice in Fort Collins, Colorado, has four offices with staff and patients in each location. For physicians, finding the time to be physically present where and when they are needed can be difficult. John Bender, MD, Miramont's CEO and a diplomat for the Ameri...

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    PENNSYLVANIA COURT SIDES WITH UNITEDHEALTHCARE IN BID PROTEST OVER MEDICAID CONTRACT

    Apr 13, 2018

    A Pennsylvania court has breathed new life into a dispute over which insurer will oversee the state’s $12 billion Medicaid program. The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a decision by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in which the agency denied a bid protest by UnitedHe...

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    HOSPITAL ROUNDUP—DENVER HOSPITAL SUSPENDS SURGERIES OVER INFECTION CONCERNS; MERCY HEADS TO THE CLOUD

    Apr 13, 2018

    Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver suspended all surgeries after discovering infections among “a number of patients” who underwent orthopedic or spine procedures between July 21, 2016 and April 5, 2018. An investigation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment turned ...

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    SAMSAM RANSOMWARE HACKERS STILL TARGETING HEALTHCARE, HHS WARNS

    Apr 11, 2018

    The destructive ransomware strain SamSam is still pummeling the healthcare sector, and hackers using it have hit at least eight separate targets in the government and healthcare sectors this year, according to an alert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS officials recommend re...

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    VA DRIVES FEDERAL HEALTH IT MARKET GROWTH TO $8.5 BILLION, FUELED BY ITS EHR

    Apr 11, 2018

    The federal health IT market is seeing strong growth and will peak at $8.5 billion in 2022, which is being fueled in part by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs EHR initiative, according to a new Deltak report. Health IT is pegged at $6.1 billion in 2018, pushed by both the VA and Department of ...

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    MEDICARE ADVISERS MULL ALTERING BONUS PAYMENTS FOR ACOS

    Apr 10, 2018

    A stronger payment incentive for certain coordinated care organizations could be the key to reducing healthcare costs, according to the primary group that advises Congress on Medicare policy. At a public meeting last week, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) discussed possib...

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    3 PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH SYSTEMS JUST TEAMED UP IN GREATER PHILADELPHIA

    Apr 10, 2018

    The University of Pennsylvania Health System is teaming up with two Trinity Health hospitals to expand access to care and develop clinical programs in cancer care, cardiology and surgical services in Greater Philadelphia. Patients at Mercy and St. Mary are also expected to see improved access to ter...

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    KERN MEDICAL TAPS CERNER FOR EHR, POP HEALTH TOOLS

    Apr 09, 2018

    Kern Medical, a 222-bed acute care teaching hospital in Bakersfield, California, will roll out a Cerner Millennium EHR. The hospital also tapped Cerner for its HealtheIntent, a big data and insights platform for population health management. Kern Chief Medical Officer Glenn Goldis, MD said in a stat...

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    NEW JERSEY FINES VIRTUA MEDICAL $418,000 FOR HIPAA BREACH

    Apr 09, 2018

    The New Jersey Attorney General fined Virtua Medical Group for more than $418,000 after a misconfigured database breached the protected information of 1,654 patients in January 2016. 1,617 of those patients resided in the Garden State. The attorney general found that Virtua failed to conduct a thoro...

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    PATIENT ADVOCACY GROUPS TAKE IN MILLIONS FROM DRUGMAKERS. IS THERE A PAYBACK?

    Apr 06, 2018

    Pharmaceutical companies gave at least $116 million to patient advocacy groups in a single year, reveals new database logging 12,000 donations from large publicly traded drugmakers to such organizations. Even as these patient groups grow in number and political influence, their funding and their rel...

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    EFFECTIVE PRECISION MEDICINE DEMANDS A HOLISTIC APPROACH, PHYSICIAN EXPERT SAYS

    Apr 05, 2018

    As precision medicine gains traction in clinical settings, and understanding among the general public, it's still often thought of primarily in terms of genetics and genomics. But it's so much more than that, says Michael Dulin, MD. "Genomics is a key component, and something that's...

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    'MAD LIBS' FOR BLOCKCHAIN: FILL IN THE BLANKS NOW TO AVOID MISTAKES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE

    Apr 05, 2018

    Blockchain’s big potential to fix a broken healthcare system, and all the hype surrounding it, often feel to me a lot like the word game Mad Libs. You get the picture. Many of you will even be able to fill in those blanks without giving it so much as a second thought. But we’ve been here...

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    EATING VEGGIES HELPS STRENGTHEN NECK ARTERIES IN THE ELDERLY

    Apr 05, 2018

    our mother pestered you to eat your vegetables when you were young, and that advice does not grow old when you do. A new study from scientists in Australia shows that elderly women eating more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness, a characteristic of early atherosclerosis. The most b...

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    IF YOUR PRACTICE HAS A PROBLEM WITH PATIENT WAIT TIMES, DON'T WAIT TO ADDRESS IT, MGMA SAYS

    Apr 04, 2018

    As consumerism continues to reshape the healthcare landscape, healthcare practices should be looking inward to discover how they can better meet patient demands. Patient wait times are a frequent bone of contention between patients and their providers' practices, and a new Medical Group Manageme...

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    WELLTOK RAISES $75 MILLION TO EXPAND, DEVELOP NEW POPULATION HEALTH PRODUCTS

    Apr 04, 2018

    Welltok, the Denver-based software-as-a-service company that built the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has pulled in $75 million in a Series E2 funding round. The capital will support market growth, product development and product integration. "What continues to attract investors and cus...

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    HOW DOES WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY AFFECT RELATIONSHIPS?

    Apr 03, 2018

    The decision to undergo bariatric surgery is not one that patients take lightly. It’s important to look at all the health factors when deciding on this procedure, but new research shows that some aspects of patients’ lives, like relationships and other personal factors, should also be co...

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    HOW MAJOR DEPRESSION AFFECTS NEGATIVE MEMORIES

    Apr 03, 2018

    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a debilitating condition that goes well beyond the usual blues. It's the leading cause of disability in the United States for people aged 14 to 44. MDD affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population in any given year. While ...

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    HUMANA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE LAUNCH BLOCKCHAIN PILOT FOCUSED ON PROVIDER DIRECTORIES

    Apr 02, 2018

    Several major health insurers have teamed up to launch a pilot project using blockchain technology to improve the accuracy of provider demographic data. Humana, UnitedHealthcare and Optum are overseeing the new pilot along with the national lab testing company Quest Diagnostics and MultiPlan, which ...

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    HEALTHCARE CAN TAKE A LESSON FROM THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, DOCTORS SAY

    Apr 02, 2018

    Just as the airline industry creates a “manageable cockpit” to keep pilots from being overwhelmed, it’s time the healthcare industry takes steps to protect doctors and other clinicians. “For many clinicians, the work of healthcare has become undoable,” write Christine A...

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    THIS LONDON STARTUP’S APP ASSISTS ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PATIENTS

    Mar 30, 2018

    London-based myrecovery is a digital health startup whose app seeks to help orthopedic surgery patients feel more informed about their pre- and post-op care and treatment plan. The company was cofounded by two surgeons: Axel Sylvan and Tom Harte. Though they are doctors, they have also experienced l...

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    WHICH DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE FOR DEMENTIA AND COGNITIVE DECLINE?

    Mar 30, 2018

    Repeating questions as though they’re being asked for the first time. Forgetting conversations. Misplacing items more frequently than usual. Difficulty finding just the right word or remembering a person’s name. Getting turned around or lost in a familiar place. Losing your train of thou...

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    INDIANA UNIVERSITY, REGENSTRIEF PUBLISH BLUEPRINT FOR IMPLEMENTING IT THAT ENABLES EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

    Mar 29, 2018

    Clinicians at the Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science at the Regentrify Institute and IU Center for Aging Research have developed and published an agile methodology that they say can reduce implementation time of technologies for evidence-based medicine from a ...

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    LYFT JOINS WITH ACUITY LINK, EXPANDS ACCESS TO SNFS AND NURSING HOMES

    Mar 29, 2018

    Less than a month after its announced partnership with Allscripts, enabling physicians to order up transportation for their patients directly from their electronic health record, Lyft announced that it is also partnering with Acuity Link, whose platform connects ambulatory and acute providers with n...

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    KAREN DESALVO TO LEAD SOCIETY OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

    Mar 29, 2018

    With her deep expertise in patient care, education, policy, IT and public health, DeSalvo will lead the 3,000-physician SGIM in its mission: "to lead excellence, change, and innovation in clinical care, education, and research in general internal medicine to achieve health care delivery that is...

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    UBER HEALTH PRIORITIZES PATIENT DATA SECURITY, HIPAA COMPLIANCE

    Mar 28, 2018

    Ridesharing company Uber launched a platform in March 2018 that aimed to provide more transportation options to patients. Individuals can use Uber Health to get a ride to their provider, while being reassured that HIPAA compliance remains a top priority. Patient data security was never an afterthoug...

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    CANVAS MEDICAL REVEALS TECH PLATFORM GEARED TOWARD PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES

    Mar 28, 2018

    San Francisco-based Canvas Medical has launched its primary care software platform and made it publicly available. The startup’s technology is specifically focused on independent primary care practices. The goal is to make medical charting and administrative tasks less time-consuming for clini...

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    DO APPLE'S RECENT HOSPITAL DEALS SIGNAL INDUSTRY SHAKEUP AHEAD?

    Mar 28, 2018

    In a recent opinion piece published by the Harvard Business Review, David Blumenthal, MD, who served as the National Coordinator for Health IT from 2009 to April 2011, writes that Apple's recent pacts with big-name healthcare systems might indeed be poised to disrupt the healthcare industry. Blu...

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    THREAT INTELLIGENCE SHARING ESSENTIAL FOR HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY

    Mar 26, 2018

    The National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) constantly stresses the need for threat intelligence sharing in the healthcare sector, especially as cybersecurity threats grow increasingly sophisticated. Healthcare has been called upon to embark on a fairly rapid mobilization a...

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    GENETIC MUTATION PROVIDES PROTECTION FROM MALARIA

    Mar 23, 2018

    A supposedly rare genetic mutation that provides protection from malaria is actually present in one-third of people of African descent. A new study from the Scripps Research Institute shows how the mutation thwarts the invasion of the malaria parasite in a mouse model of disease. Malaria is a diseas...

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    TRICLOSAN HAS POTENT ANTI-PARASITIC EFFECTS

    Mar 23, 2018

    An anti-bacterial chemical used in toiletries, triclosan, has been found to interfere with two genes in the malaria parasite during essential parts of their life cycle in humans. The research, by scientists at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, has shown that triclosan inhibits malaria ...

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    NEW OSTEOARTHRITIS GENES POINT TO THERAPEUTIC TARGETS

    Mar 21, 2018

    A massive study assessing thousands of people in the UK has revealed nine new genes that are related to osteoarthritis. The work may help create new therapeutics for the painful disorder, which damages the joints of millions of people all over the world. The only treatment for this degenerative dise...

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    THE 5:2 FASTING DIET BENEFITS THE HEART

    Mar 21, 2018

    A popular fasting diet called the 5:2 or “Fast Diet” may actually be better than traditional calorie-restricting diets for heart health. Scientists from the University of Surrey found recently that the 5:2 diet lowered levels of fat in the blood and reduced blood pressure. The 5:2 diet w...

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    THIS PATIENT HAD AN AIR POCKET IN THE BRAIN

    Mar 20, 2018

    If someone were to say, "He is such an air head" or "He's lost his mind" that would be considered a pretty rude insult. In the case of one recent patient in Northern Ireland however, it was, at least in part, accurate. A general practitioner there wrote a case report for the ...

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    BETTER BEER THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING

    Mar 20, 2018

    Hops are an essential part of brewing beer, but they need a lot of water to grow; one pint of beer requires around 50 pints of water just for raising the hops. Now, researchers have come up with an alternative - a genetically engineered yeast that can both ferment the beer and impart flavors customa...

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    IMPROVING CYBERSECURITY RESPONSE IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    Mar 20, 2018

    Organizations must have the right staff members in place who are properly trained, and also have appropriate technical tools to ensure that a proper cybersecurity response can occur following a data security incident. Healthcare entities in particular must work to create a comprehensive cybersecurit...

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    COMMON DRUGS IMPACT GUT BACTERIA

    Mar 19, 2018

    The bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract are intimately connected to our health, and researchers are working to learn more about that relationship. Now scientists have discovered that four common drugs inhibit bacterial growth in the gut. These drugs have side effects that are similar to...

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    CELL STRESS ELONGATES MITOCHONDRIA

    Mar 19, 2018

    Researchers have discovered a new pathway that promotes the activity of the cellular powerhouse, the mitochondria, during periods of stress; that could help protect against disease as we age. When our cells are impacted by stress, they halt protein production rather than create ones with mistakes. A...

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    A SURPRISING FINDING IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH

    Mar 14, 2018

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a devastating neurological disorder that is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system. MS causes the body to attack myelin, the fatty tissue surrounding nerves. When this happens, nerves cannot function. MS attacks the central nervous system, which is the br...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUILDS ALGORITHMS FOR DIAGNOSING EYE DISEASE

    Mar 14, 2018

    With the help of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) research group, scientists are on their way to relying on algorithms and software to make diagnoses as accurate and precise as a group of specialists would. In a new study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, researchers recruit AI ...

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    GOOD SKIN BACTERIA CAN PROTECT AGAINST CANCER

    Mar 13, 2018

    Our bodies are host to millions of microbes, many of which play essential roles in maintaining our health. Scientists are learning more about the bacteria that live inside of our guts and on our skin, revealing the ways they impact our lives. New research by scientists at the University of Californi...

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    CANCER DRUG REVERSES SOCIAL DEFECTS OF AUTISM IN MODEL

    Mar 13, 2018

    People who are affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have to contend with serious social difficulties, for which there is no effective treatment. New work reported in Nature Neurosciencemay change that; researchers at the University of Buffalo have found evidence that a drug called romidepsin, ...

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    SMALL WINS VS. BIG LOSSES: AI IN HEALTHCARE

    Mar 12, 2018

    All journeys begin with a single step. The journey to value-based care is no different. One foot in front of the other. The steady accumulation of those steps and one finds oneself a thousand miles from the starting point. The same will be the story of artificial intelligence in healthcare.

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    NASA-FUNDED AI-POWERED HEALTHCARE INNOVATION PLATFORM LAUNCHES AT SXSW

    Mar 12, 2018

    NASA is interested in novel health products that will find meaningful use in space. For that it is funding a new crowdsourcing platform that is aimed to connect NASA’s venture arm, as well as large health systems, researchers, life science companies and others, to a global network of early-sta...

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    GUT MICROBES FED BY HIGH FIBER DIET CAN RELIEVE TYPE 2 DIABETES

    Mar 10, 2018

    A diet high in fiber may provide relief for people suffering from type 2 diabetes, researchers have found. Promoting the growth of certain kinds of gut bacteria improved blood glucose control in people with the disease. It also led to weight loss and improved lipid levels, reported researchers at Ru...

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    CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS FACE HEART DISEASE LATER IN LIFE

    Mar 09, 2018

    Children who survive cancer are at an increased risk for heart disease later in life, often developing heart disease nearly a decade before the average person would. Scientists from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany recently studied this phenomenon in a landmark study comparing the ...

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    CANNABIS HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 2018 IN DENVER AREA

    Mar 08, 2018

    Wellness and health have been trends for the last decade with focus on identifying what each of us individually needs to do to maintain our health and be well.  With more states recognizing, and in fact embracing, the healing benefits of medical cannabis, those in the health and wellness indust...

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    SPECIFIC TYPE OF FAT BECOMES THERAPEUTIC TARGET FOR HEART DISEASE

    Mar 08, 2018

    There needs to be just the right amount of fats in the heart for optimal function - not too much and not too little. In a new study from the Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, scientists look at the accumulation of a particular type of fat, ceramides, in the heart. Ceramides are a t...

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    NEW DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR ZIKA VIRUS EXTENDS DETECTION WINDOW

    Mar 07, 2018

    Diagnostic tests for the Zika virus are only reliable in the three weeks following initial infection. That is, until now. Researchers from Columbia University developed a new diagnostic test that can detect the virus in the bloodstream several months after a person is infected. The new Zika test imp...

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    IMMUNE CELLS USE BLEACH TO DESTROY BACTERIA

    Mar 07, 2018

    Scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have learned more about how immune cells use a toxic cocktail to battle bacteria. They determined that incredibly, chlorine bleach is one of the ingredients in the mixture. The proteins in affected bacterial cells get doused with reactive oxygen, causing th...

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    DURING DEADLY LUNG INFECTIONS, THE NERVOUS SYSTEM GETS IN THE WAY

    Mar 06, 2018

    A new, non-antibiotic approach to targeting bacterial infections like Staphylococcus aureus - which are notoriously difficult to treat - may stem from inhibiting neuron activity. In a new study from Harvard Medical School, scientists show how neurons disrupt the immune response during an infection i...

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    GENETIC MUTATIONS LINKED TO CHILD NEPHROTIC SYNDROME IDENTIFIED

    Mar 05, 2018

    Many children with a genetic disorder that predisposes them to kidney disease have to receive a kidney transplant before their 18th birthday. In a new study from the Federal University of São Paulo, scientists aimed to elucidate the genetic mutations responsible, hoping to improve diagnosis a...

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    HOW DOES INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE INCREASE HEART ATTACK RISK?

    Mar 03, 2018

    Having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may need to be considered a risk factor for heart disease independent of classic risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and regular smoking habits. In a new study, researchers found that people with IBD are more likely to have a heart attack....

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    IMAGINE YOUR HEAD, IN A PARTICLE ACCELERATOR

    Mar 02, 2018

    Any accident in the history of science should serve as a reminder that safety should always remain the most important principle for people who work in the field. Even though some knowledge was obtained from unforeseeable scenarios, it should not be the excuse for any reckless, unsafe practice. Now t...

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    NEW DIGITAL IMAGING ANALYSIS SPOTS HIV DEGRADATION

    Feb 28, 2018

    A new system that tracks proteins as they come and go in the cell is predicted to help scientists identify therapeutic targets for a multitude of diseases including HIV, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. From the Sanford-Burnham Prebys (SBP) Medical Discovery Institute, scientists focus first on HIV, u...

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    VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNANIMOUSLY PASSES EXPANDED MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL BILL

    Feb 28, 2018

    Virginia is poised to break boundaries with their new cannabidiol (CBD) and THC-A oil policy.  The identical bills, HB 1251 for the House and SB 726 for the Senate, expand the currently very strict cannabis oil policy which allows CBD and THC-A oils to be in one’s possession for intractab...

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    VENOM COMPOUND EASES ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS

    Feb 27, 2018

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder affecting over 2 million Americans. Those patients may eventually use a new kind of therapeutic, one made from scorpion venom. A team of investigators led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has determined that one component out o...

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    REVEALING THE MECHANISM BEHIND THE 'MAGIC SPOT'

    Feb 27, 2018

    An international team of researchers has used an innovative method to uncover the three-dimensional crystal structure of a special molecule that helps regulate genetic material. This work, which was reported in Molecular Cell, has provided new insight into the mechanisms behind a molecule dubbed the...

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    CELL THERAPY IMPROVES MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

    Feb 26, 2018

    A genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration is mostly visible because of the toll it takes on young patients, who eventually lose their ability to walk. However, the disorder, called Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), also affects another muscle that’s not so visible: the he...

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    DISCOVERING SIMILARITIES IN HOW DIFFERENT CANCERS DEVELOP

    Feb 26, 2018

    As our organs develop from stem cells, which can be any type of cell in the body until they are specialized to form tissues and structures, the cells have to grow quickly and divide rapidly. In some cases, researchers found that the mature cells in an organ can revert back to that state in which the...

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    SEAFOOD CONTAMINATION FEARED AFTER SPILL IN EAST CHINA SEA

    Feb 25, 2018

    In early January one of the largest oil spills in decades occurred in the East China Sea after an oil tanker and another cargo ship collided. Labroots reports, “An Iranian oil tanker that crashed into a Hong Kong-registered vessel on January 7 has been ablaze since and has now sunk, leaving ma...

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    FRESH HERBS FOUND TO CARRY BACTERIA

    Feb 25, 2018

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started look for microbial contamination in a processed avocado, guacamole, and a variety of fresh herbs. The agency wanted to conduct tests on basil, cilantro, and parsley because they are often eaten without a so-called kill step like cooking, which would...

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    TEACHING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO IGNORE FOOD ALLERGENS

    Feb 22, 2018

    An allergic reaction of any kind is a result of the immune system responding to an otherwise harmless allergen as if it were a pathogen. However, sending the right messages to the immune system can change the way it operates, as Duke University scientists found in their new study aimed at reducing t...

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    NEW MRI PREVENTS BREAST BIOPSIES YOU DON'T NEED

    Feb 21, 2018

    A new imaging option makes it possible to diagnose breast cancer with better accuracy, improved efficiency, and with more noninvasive options. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center introduce a new version of MRI: diffusion kurtosis imaging. The new diagnostic approach could greatly reduc...

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    A NEW WAY TO GO AFTER DEADLY GLIOBLASTOMA

    Feb 21, 2018

    Glioblastomas, aggressive brain tumors that grow fast and are difficult to treat, were the subject of a collaboration between two academics from very different fields. A professor who is an expert in chemical engineering, including computer modeling of biological systems and a neurobiologist who foc...

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    SMELL OF DEATH AND THE NEW INSIGHTS OF MOOD DISORDERS

    Feb 21, 2018

    Eerie and distinctive, the smell of a dead body comes mainly from small molecules known as diamines, products of degradation of biological tissues. A team of computational biologists at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) announced that they had revealed the biochemical mechanism behind hum...

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: PETS BENEFIT OUR MENTAL HEALTH

    Feb 20, 2018

    A new meta-analysis of 17 academic papers finds evidence that having a pet benefits people with mental health problems. The research also reviews the pet owners' testimonials, laying out the various ways that pets offer them much-needed solace. An increasing amount of research is pointing to the...

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    DRINKING SODA DAILY MAY HARM YOUR FERTILITY

    Feb 20, 2018

    If you are trying to get pregnant, you might want to cut back on soda; a new study has found that it could reduce your chances of conceiving. New research which has now been published in the journal Epidemiology finds that drinking one or more sugary drinks each day is linked to reduced fertility, f...

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    OSTEOARTHRITIS: COULD RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND THE KEY TO PREVENTION?

    Feb 18, 2018

    A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating age-related diseases in the United States. Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in San Diego, CA, reveal that proteins called FoxO are k...

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    HOW MAKING FUN OF YOURSELF CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY

    Feb 18, 2018

    Self-deprecating jokes are the best unless I make them. See what I did there? Judging by my humor (or lack thereof), you may think that I'm not a very self-confident person or have a tendency to be sad. According to a new study, however, nothing could be farther from the truth. Researchers from ...

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    FDA'S DRAFT GUIDANCE ON LABEL HIGHLIGHTS SECTION

    Feb 14, 2018

    Last month, the FDA released a new draft guidance providing recommendations on completing certain portions of the Highlights section for those developing labels for new drugs and revising labels for existing drugs. The 39-page document offers guidance on the content and format of the product title a...

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    14 WORMS PULLED FROM WOMAN'S EYE AFTER RARE INFECTION

    Feb 13, 2018

    An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday.
    The woman, Abby Beckley, wa...

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    UNSAFE WATER FOUND IN FAUCETS ACROSS THE U.S.

    Feb 13, 2018

    Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests. Almost 8 percent of community water systems are plagued by health-based violations of water quality standards in any given year, the study found. That meant up to a quarter of all Ame...

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    HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL STORM

    Feb 13, 2018

    There’s probably been no bigger buzzword across industry in the last two years. The race for enterprise digitization is on, and now even early digital resisters are rapidly trying to catch up. If it took a while for people to figure out just what “digital transformation” means, it&...

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    PRECISION MEDICINE: HUGE PROMISE, BUT HIGH HEALTH IT-RELATED HURDLES, TOO

    Feb 13, 2018

    In their new book, Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine, Paul Cerrato and John Halamka, MD, take a hard look at the potential for genomic discovery and technological advances set to cause a sea change in how healthcare is delivered. "The goal of the precision medicine movement is to give...

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    FDA LABELS KRATOM PRODUCTS ‘OPIOIDS’

    Feb 13, 2018

    According to a recent Forbes article, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib released a statementurging people who are self-medicating with kratom to seek help from healthcare professionals to find pain relievers that are approved by the FDA. Kratom is a medicinal herb taken to combat chronic pain, anxiety...

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    HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S BROADBAND POLICIES WILL IMPACT TELEHEALTH

    Feb 11, 2018

    A few years ago, broadband analyst Craig Settles had a stroke. While he was in the hospital, his doctor was 45 minutes away, monitoring his progress through the computer. The connection was possible through broadband and high-speed internet.
    “As I went forward from the stroke and starte...

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    WHAT THE AMAZON, BERKSHIRE HATHAW

    Feb 08, 2018

    The announcement of the healthcare partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase is either the major disruptor everyone in the industry has been awaiting or means little except to the three companies involved.

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    HEALTH 2.0 BRINGS MARKETCONNECT LIVE TO HIMSS18

    Feb 07, 2018

    HIMSS announced on Wednesday that its Health 2.0 unit will now be hosting MarketConnect Live at HIMSS18 to connect technology companies with prospective healthcare customers. MarketConnect Live is designed to accelerate healthcare technology buying and selling by giving hospitals, payers and pharmac...

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    AMIA WANTS MORE SPECIFICITY FROM FDA DECISION SUPPORT GUIDANCE

    Feb 07, 2018

    The American Medical Informatics Association said recent guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical and patient decision support tools is "well-timed to initiate a broad discussion" about the future of CDS and PDS. But AMIA also says there's still a lot to discuss...

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    WHAT’S PROPELLING HEALTH IT SPENDING IN 2018?

    Feb 07, 2018

    Value-based care initiatives are the biggest drivers of healthcare technology spending this year, according to a new survey from Damo Consulting. Patient engagement and care management efforts came in as the number two drivers.
    The Illinois-based healthcare advisory firm surveyed 38 individua...

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    MAJORITY OF EMPLOYER-INSURED AMERICANS ARE SATISFIED WITH THEIR HEALTH PLAN

    Feb 06, 2018

    A new survey released by America's Health Insurance Plans shows that 71 percent of workers are satisfied with their current employer-provider health coverage. The same 71 percent are concerned that the cost of their healthcare will continue to rise, according to the survey released on Tuesday.

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    ANDY SLAVITT BRINGS LEADERS TOGETHER TO FORM HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION

    Feb 06, 2018

    Shortly after Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to form a joint venture, one of the healthcare industry’s well-known figures is launching an initiative aimed at improving the system. Andy Slavitt, who served as the acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and M...

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    FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER PROGRAM CAUGHT UP IN CONGRESSIONAL DYSFUNCTION

    Feb 06, 2018

    As lawmakers face another deadline this week for passing legislation to keep the federal government open, one of the outstanding issues is long-term funding for a key healthcare safety-net program. The Community Health Center program serves 27 million people at almost 10,000 nonprofit clinics nation...

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    AMAZON WANTS TO DISRUPT HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA

    Feb 01, 2018

    Amazon and two other American titans are trying to shake up health care by experimenting with their own employee's coverage. By Chinese standards, they're behind the curve. Technology companies like Alibaba and Tencent have made health care a priority for years, and are using China as their ...

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    WILL AMAZON, JPMORGAN AND BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY UPEND HEALTHCARE, TOO?

    Feb 01, 2018

    Amazon has disrupted big-box retail, made waves in the grocery store world and tantalized hundreds of cities around the country simply by offering to open a second headquarters.
    Could healthcare be the next target? The online retail giant, together with JP Morgan & Co and Warren Buffett&r...

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    KHN’S ‘WHAT THE HEALTH?’ THE STATE OF THE (HEALTH) UNION

    Jan 31, 2018

    In his first State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump told the American public that “one of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs.” But that message could barely begin to sink in before other health news developed: The director of the Centers for D...

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    HOW NOKIA’S FALLING STAR HAS LED FINLAND TO BOOST ITS STARTUP AND HEALTHCARE ECOSYTEMS

    Jan 30, 2018

    Ever since Nokia began to downsize, Finland has committed to building a new generation of technology companies spanning education, energy, and healthcare, among others. Case in point? The headquarters of Business Finland, which combines Finnish trade promotion organization Finpro and Tekes, the Finn...

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    AMAZON, JPMORGAN AND BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY TO BUILD THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE COMPANY

    Jan 30, 2018

    When you’re big enough and powerful enough, you don’t need to rely on the existing private healthcare providers out there to handle your employee medical needs. That’s what Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have determined, and so they’re working together to build...

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    LRV HEALTH CULTIVATES INNOVATION COLLABORATIVE WITH HEALTH SYSTEMS FOR $100M FUND

    Jan 30, 2018

    Even for health systems and healthcare organizations that don’t have their own venture fund or accelerator, there is still an interest in being part of a larger network that offers an easier, vetted pathway to collaborate with innovative startups. Boston-based investment firm LRVHealth, former...

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    HOW AMAZON, JPMORGAN CHASE, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY COULD RESHAPE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

    Jan 30, 2018

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos transformed retail. He got into media buying The Washington Post and took on supermarkets with the purchase of Whole Foods. Now, this disruptor is taking on health care. His partners on the project have their own histories of redrawing maps. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hath...

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    UNITEDHEALTH, CVS PLUNGE ON BEZOS, BUFFETT AND DIMON PLAN TO IMPROVE US HEALTH CARE

    Jan 30, 2018

    Shares of insurer Express Scripts and other health-care related stocks slid Tuesday after Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway announced a partnership to improve employee health.
    The three companies, led by Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett, plan to develop ways to improve the...

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    PROVIDERS OFFER 1-STOP SHOP FOR NATURAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES

    Jan 28, 2018

    Framed black-and-white prints of herbal plants helped create a soothing environment for Sleeping Bear Natural Health, where Grace Blackmer was undergoing an acupuncture treatment.
    Blackmer, who is allergic to pain medications, gets the alternative medicine treatments every month to stave off ...

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    WHY APPLE HEALTH RECORDS IN IPHONES COULD BE A BIG DEAL - AND WHY IT MIGHT NOT BE

    Jan 26, 2018

    Nothing stirs up social media more than a move by a major tech player in the healthcare space. The responses range from, “Finally, our hope has arrived!” to “Zzzzzzz, we’ve seen this before.”
    Both are well-reasoned responses, of course. Tech players do have a ten...

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    SMART ON FHIR APP USES MACHINE LEARNING TO HELP DERMATOLOGISTS MAKE DIAGNOSES

    Jan 26, 2018

    Dermatology is finding Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources an increasingly useful standard from HL7. CoxHealth, a Springfield, Missouri-based health system, is using the VisualDx app that uses medical images, visualization, and machine learning to help compare variations of disease to get to ...

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    BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT STARTUP VALERA HEALTH ADDS PAYER TO CUSTOMER BASE

    Jan 24, 2018

    Valera Health, a behavioral health care management startup that developed an app to help clinicians remotely monitor patients with anxiety and depression,  added Wisconsin health maintenance organization Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire to its customer base in a multiyear contract. The pa...

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    APPLE INVITES HOSPITALS TO BETA TEST PERSONAL HEALTH RECORD FOR IPHONE

    Jan 24, 2018

    Apple has rolled out an update to its Health app with the latest version of the iOS network, iOS 11.3. The company has invited a group of hospitals with patient portals to beta test the health record app with patients. The goal is to make it easier for consumers to access their available medical dat...

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    APPLE TO LAUNCH HEALTH RECORDS APP WITH HL7'S FHIR SPECIFICATIONS AT 12 HOSPITALS

    Jan 24, 2018

    After many months of rumors, Apple announced that it is launching a personal health record (PHR) feature with iOS 11.3, the beta of which launched Wednesday to users in Apple's iOS Developer Program. The feature, called Health Records, will aggregate existing patient-generated data in the Health...

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    AT MOUNT SINAI, MOBILE APP PILOT IMPROVES MEDICATION ADHERENCE WITH MONETARY INCENTIVES

    Jan 23, 2018

    Mount Sinai Health System is trying a new way to get high-risk patients to take their medications: financial incentives. Supported by a grant from Health 2.0 and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York health system has enrolled 12 patients in a pilot with startup Wealth. HEALTHCARE IT NEWS
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    SWIFT SHIFT’S NEW SOLUTION TACKLES HOME HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT

    Jan 23, 2018

    New York City-based Swift Shift is utilizing technology to help home healthcare agencies address problems in nursing and caregiver recruitment. In a phone interview, company founder and CEO Assaf Shalvi explained the impetus for the startup.
    “I saw the acute need in the home care and ho...

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    ZIPONGO RAISES $18M TO BRING FOOD PRESCRIPTION APP FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS TO PROVIDERS, HEALTH PLANS

    Jan 22, 2018

    Zipongo, a digital nutrition program founded in 2011, developed an app to make personalized meal recommendations based on dietary needs. Although its initial focus was on corporate wellness plans, it is expanding into other areas of healthcare this year.
    The digital health company has a newly...

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    AVIA AND WISERCARE COFOUNDER TED MEISEL ON HEALTHCARE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Jan 22, 2018

    Ted Meisel is a lawyer, executive, investor, and co-founder. During a January 17 live-streamed Tales from the Trenches event at Chicago-based Matter, he shared stories from his background and a bit of advice based on all the hats he wears.
    After graduating from Stanford Law School, Meisel did...

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    AXA GROUP ACQUIRES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS MANAGEMENT TECH BIZ MAESTRO HEALTH FOR $155M IN U.S. EXPANSION

    Jan 22, 2018

    AXA Group, a global insurer, and asset manager has acquired benefits management tech business Maestro Health in a $155 million deal, according to a company statement. The acquisition represents part of AXA’s  strategy dating back to 2016 to re-orient its business model around prevention a...

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    ECLINICALWORKS ELEVATING THE EHR WITH PRECISION MEDICINE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT HIMSS18

    Jan 18, 2018

    eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani said the company will be focusing on three technological developments at HIMSS18.
    It’s been quite a year for the vendor since HIMSS17. In May it settled a False Claims lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice, which was followed by a $1 billion class-...

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    AETNA TO PAY $17M TO SETTLE HIV DISCLOSURE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT

    Jan 18, 2018

    Health insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding its disclosure of as many as 12,000 members’ HIV statuses. The situation began last July when the Hartford, Connecticut-based insurer sent out letters to customers about ordering prescription HIV drug...

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    ELSEVIER ACQUIRES VIA ONCOLOGY, UPMC DECISION SUPPORT SPINOFF

    Jan 18, 2018

    Elsevier this week announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Via Oncology, a former subsidiary of UPMC that develops clinical decision support tools for cancer care management. Via Oncology's technology helps cancer centers demonstrate the value of their care to patients, physicians, and pay...

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    INNOVACCER'S NEW ALERT SYSTEM INTEGRATES WITH EHRS WITHOUT ADDING TO CLINICAL WORKFLOW

    Jan 17, 2018

    San Francisco startup Innovaccer said it will announce a new alerting tool that integrates with EHRs at HIMSS18.
    The software, dubbed InAssist, is compatible with browser-based electronic health records platforms to make health data more transparent by employing algorithms that let clinicians...

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    THIS STARTUP HELPS PATIENTS GET AN APPOINTMENT WITH A SPECIALIST FASTER

    Jan 17, 2018

    No, not Uber. This startup is UBERDOC: a Lawrence, Massachusetts-based company that seeks to accelerate the patient’s path to a healthcare specialist.
    It was founded by Dr. Paula Muto, a vascular and general surgeon. She read an article about a woman who broke her ankle and was initiall...

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    KALEIDA HEALTH INTEGRATES IOT WAYFINDING APP WITH EHR TO BOLSTER PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Jan 16, 2018

    Kaleida Health is one of the largest healthcare providers in Western New York, with a massive campus that demands patients spend a significant amount of time and effort to navigate the sprawl just to find appointments.
    With that in mind, Kaleida Health Chief Information Officer Cletis Earle s...

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    KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE J.P. MORGAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

    Jan 15, 2018

    It’s another year, and the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, along with all the small and big events it has spawned, has concluded. San Franciscans have their city back from the money-seeking health entrepreneurs, the CEOs, their retinue, and the investor hordes.
    However, not ma...

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    RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON HANCOCK HEALTH DRIVES PROVIDERS TO PEN AND PAPER

    Jan 15, 2018

    Greenfield, Indiana-based Hancock Health was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday night, which prompted officials to shut down the entire network, according to local news outlet Greenfield Daily Reporter.
    The network began running slowly on Thursday night, and shortly after a ransomware not...

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    MISSION HEALTH'S VIRTUAL CARE SUCCESS LIES IN EHR, TELEHEALTH INTEGRATED WORKFLOW

    Jan 15, 2018

    Since it launched its virtual care telemedicine program in October 2016, Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina, has completed 1,200 patient visits. In November 2017, the provider organization saw its highest overall use with 178 total visits; 155 of those were treated via its Mission Virtual C...

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    CANADIAN CERNER EHR INVESTIGATION FINDS INSTALL WAS MISMANAGED, UNDERFUNDED

    Jan 15, 2018

    The Vancouver Island Health Authority's electronic health record implementation has been fraught with controversy since its launch in March 2016. And the latest investigation, by British Columbia's Ministry of Health, stands by provider complaints: The Cerner project was mismanaged – n...

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    SANOFI CMO OFFERS WINDOW ON WAYS PHARMA IS INTEGRATING TECH INTO DRUG DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 13, 2018

    The rise of companies such as Science 37 and Palantir combined with the FDA’s modified approach to regulation present new opportunities for the pharma industry to reduce the cost of drug development. But as Sanofi Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ameet Nathwani discussed in a fireside chat at StartUp...

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    PHILIPS HEALTHCARE ACCELERATOR HEALTHWORKS USES #JPM18 TO RECRUIT STARTUPS IN PROGRAM EXPANSION

    Jan 12, 2018

    While investors and healthcare entrepreneurs spent the better part of J.P. Morgan crisscrossing the financial district for meetings with life science and health technology entrepreneurs, Darren Adams spent the week in a WeWork office interviewing candidates for the Cambridge, Massachusetts cohort of...

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    WITH CONSUMERISM IN MIND, METHODIST FAMILY HEALTH DEBUTS NEW TELEHEALTH SERVICE

    Jan 11, 2018

    The trend toward healthcare consumerism increasingly is at the forefront of health system decisions. In growing numbers, patients are making healthcare choices based on the ability of providers to bring value in the form of access and experience.
    This patient-focused mindset is at the heart o...

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    DOD GIVES GLOBALMED AUTHORITY TO RUN TELEHEALTH SERVICES ON FEDERAL NETWORKS

    Jan 11, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Defense has given telehealth vendor GlobalMed authority to operate on DoD networks. The certification allows the company to deploy its virtual health applications, hardware and software directly on the DoD network, making its telehealth services available to the Military Healt...

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    CMS’S NOD TO OUTPATIENT TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS GIVES HOSPITALS A BIG LEG UP

    Jan 11, 2018

    In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services removed total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from its inpatient-only list, effectively allowing eligible Medicare patients to have the surgery in hospital outpatient departments beginning January 2018. It did not, however, add TKAs to its list of ...

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    NOMINEE FOR TOP HHS POST SAYS HE WOULD FIX SYSTEM THAT ENCOURAGES PHARMA COMPANIES TO RAISE DRUG PRICES

    Jan 11, 2018

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday pressed President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top health post to explain how he would fight skyrocketing drug prices - demanding to know why they should trust him to lower costs since he did not do so while running a major pharmaceutical company.
    Alex M. A...

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    AMERICAN WELL AND PHILIPS BRING TECHNOLOGY AND TELEHEALTH TOGETHER IN NEW PARTNERSHIP

    Jan 08, 2018

    Two well-known companies in the healthcare space are joining forces. Philips and American Well have launched a new partnership to aimed at delivering virtual care services.
    As part of the collaboration, American Well’s telehealth solution will be integrated into a number of Philips&rsqu...

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    AMINO ADDS HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS TO HEALTHCARE NAVIGATION BUSINESS

    Jan 08, 2018

    The new year will mark a product shift for San Francisco price transparency and appointment booking business Amino with the offer of health savings accounts. In a phone interview, CEO David Vivero explained how integrating the savings accounts with its healthcare navigation tools dovetails with the ...

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    MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS GRANT STATES ‘FLEXIBILITY’; THE ABLE-BODIED ARE ‘EVERYWHERE’

    Jan 05, 2018

    Americans are among the most generous people in the world. While this nation was founded on the pursuit of a shared dream, the moral pledge of the American people has been to never leave behind our most vulnerable fellow citizens. When we created Medicaid in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johns...

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    VERMONT'S $44 MILLION HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN TROUBLE

    Dec 28, 2017

    Vermont’s health information exchange has big financial and administrative problems, and a recent review by Kentucky-based technology consulting firm HealthTech Solutions concluded that most exchange users had lost confidence in the organization.
    The HIE, which it operated by Vermont In...

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    COLORADO MEDICAL GROUP HIT BY TWO CYBERATTACKS IN A SINGLE WEEK

    Dec 28, 2017

    Hackers hit Colorado-based Longs Peak Family Practice with ransomware on Nov. 5 and once again with a second cyber attack on Nov. 10.
    The Longmont provider discovered the first “suspicious activity” on its network and determined a hacker was in the system. After launching an inves...

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    GEISINGER CEO DISCUSSES TELEHEALTH, PRECISION MEDICINE AND MORE

    Dec 27, 2017

    Dr. David Feinberg has served as president and CEO of Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger since 2015. Previously, he was president of UCLA Health System, CEO of UCLA’s hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences.
    In a recent phone interview, he chatted about the G...

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    PHISHING ATTACK AT COLORADO MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IMPACTS 650 PATIENTS

    Dec 26, 2017

    Data on the state-issued computer at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo was subject to a potential breach this past month after a staffer clicked on a spoofed email, officials announced December 22.
    On November 1, the staffer at the 449-bed mental health hospital unintentionally a...

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    2017 WAS A BIG YEAR FOR FDA DIGITAL HEALTH REGULATIONS

    Dec 26, 2017

    Beyond fielding an ever-increasing number of digital health clearances, the FDA had a full plate in 2017 as it sought to revise its regulatory processes for the shifting healthcare landscape. The beginning of the year saw a new administration take the reins and with it the nomination and appointment...

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    VIDEO REMOTE MONITORING FOR DIRECTLY OBSERVED THERAPY STEMS TB OUTBREAK IN PUERTO RICO

    Dec 22, 2017

    Emocha is one of a few companies that have developed a way to digitize directly observed therapy, or DOT, for conditions such as drug-resistant tuberculosis and Hepatitis C. It means that people using its technology can take their medication remotely, record themselves doing it with a smartphone and...

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    ROCHE’S $1.7B PRECISION MEDICINE ACQUISITION OF IGNYTA TARGETS CANCERS WITH RARE MUTATIONS

    Dec 22, 2017

    Swiss pharma giant Roche has given itself a pricey holiday gift and deepened its oncology product portfolio with its $1.7 billion acquisition of immuno-oncology business Ignyta. Based in San Diego, the company tests identifies, and treat patients with cancers that come with rare mutations.
    Ig...

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    HUMANA CMO: “AS WE IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE, COSTS DECREASE”

    Dec 21, 2017

    Dr. Roy Beveridge has served as CMO of Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana since 2013. Two years into his tenure, he opened the MedCity ENGAGE conference with a discussion calling for the democratization of healthcare.
    In a recent phone interview, Beveridge discussed everything from value-based...

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    BIGFOOT BIOMEDICAL CLOSES $37M SERIES B AS IT PREPARES FOR CLINICAL TRIALS OF INSULIN DELIVERY TECH

    Dec 21, 2017

    Five months after signing a deal with Abbott to integrate the medical device giant’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology to optimize insulin delivery, Bigfoot Biomedical has closed a Series B round to support product development and clinical trials for two of its Class III devices for d...

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    FORMER ONC HEAD KAREN DESALVO WILL TEACH HEALTH POLICY AT DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

    Dec 20, 2017

    As Congress chips away at Obamacare with the elimination of the individual mandate in the tax reform plan, Karen DeSalvo, who led the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT from 2014-2016 under the Obama administration, will be taking the health policy discussion to the classroom. She’s ...

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    SKINIO’S TECHNOLOGY MAKES SKIN CANCER SCREENING MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PATIENTS

    Dec 20, 2017

    Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, according to the CDC. In 2014 alone, 76,665 Americans were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin. The prevalence of the disease prompted Dr. Jean-Christophe Lapiere and Kyoko Crawford to found SkinIO. The Chicago-based startup’s goal i...

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    RESAPP REVAMPS CLINICAL TRIAL OF SMARTPHONE APP TO DIAGNOSE RESPIRATORY DISEASE

    Dec 20, 2017

    Using a smartphone app to record and assess coughs for respiratory illnesses in children in the organized chaos of emergency room settings was never going to be easy. But when the results of a double-blind clinical study to evaluate efficacy at three sites earlier this year had to be thrown out beca...

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    FACING SHOWDOWN ON HIGH DRUG PRICES, INDUSTRY GROUP PHRMA REVENUE SURGES TO HIGHEST LEVEL IN 7 YEARS

    Dec 19, 2017

    Facing bipartisan hostility over high drug prices in an election year, the pharma industry’s biggest trade group boosted revenue by nearly a fourth last year and spread the millions collected among hundreds of lobbyists, politicians and patient groups, new filings show.
    It was the bigge...

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    PENN MEDICINE DATA SCIENTIST GIVES LESSONS FOR APPLYING AI TO PRECISION MEDICINE

    Dec 18, 2017

    As precision medicine efforts gain speed, more and more health systems are working hard to get their arms around vast troves of fast-moving data. And they're relying on technology - which is evolving at an equally rapid pace - to help them manage it all.
    Indeed, IT shops, clinicians and d...

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    PHILIPS ACQUIRES VITALHEALTH TO BOOST POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

    Dec 18, 2017

    In an effort to expand its foothold in the realm of population health, Philips has acquired VitalHealth, which provides cloud-based population health management solutions. Founded in 2006 by the Noaber Foundation and the Mayo Clinic, the company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has approximat...

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    ONC POSTS PATIENT-DATA MATCHING BEST PRACTICES FRAMEWORK

    Dec 15, 2017

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published the Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework of best practices for data management processes that enable hospitals to more effectively match patient records. Developed in conjunction with Pittsburgh-based CMMI Institute and the Departm...

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    SALESFORCE, GENEIA RELEASE APP FOR POPULATION HEALTH, VALUE-BASED CARE

    Dec 15, 2017

    Salesforce continued its march into health care this week when, along with analytics specialist Geneia, it unwrapped an app for popu...

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    HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER FOCUSED ON EHR USABILITY, SECURE MESSAGING

    Dec 15, 2017

    Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, just completed a nine-month Allscripts Paragon (formerly McKesson) EHR upgrade project. This upgrade included moving to a remote hosting environment from on-premise. On another front, the medical center currently is in the final phase of implementatio...

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    BILLION-DOLLAR CANCER DETECTION STARTUP GRAIL NAMES NEW CEO WITH COMMERCIAL CHOPS

    Dec 14, 2017

    Come January 2, Illumina-spinout Grail will be headed by Jennifer Cook, whose path to the top job has been markedly different from that of its founding CEO, Jeff Huber. 
    Cook has over 30 years experience in the life sciences, a majority of which has been spent at Genentech. Following its...

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    FLEXSCANMD AND DRCHRONO TEAM UP TO HELP MEDICAL PRACTICES TRACK INVENTORY

    Dec 14, 2017

    In the healthcare world, keeping track of product inventory is crucial. But oftentimes, problems arise due to an organization’s disparate systems. When a practice’s systems aren’t linked, staff members may end up wasting time and entering duplicate data.
    A new partnership be...

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    HEALTHCARE STARTUP WITH A BELT-ENCASED AIRBAG TO PREVENT FALL INJURIES FOR SENIORS CLOSES SERIES A

    Dec 13, 2017

    ActiveProtective, a healthcare startup that developed a belt designed to not only detect a fall but also deploy a micro airbag to protect seniors from injuries such as hip fractures when they do, has closed a Series A round.
    In an emailed statement from CEO Drew Lakatos, he said the company r...

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    INTERMOUNTAIN PARTNERS WITH PRESS GANEY TO BOOST QUALITY, SAFETY AND PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Dec 13, 2017

    Intermountain Healthcare and Press Ganey have forged a multi-year strategic deal focused on various innovations to improve the patient experience.
    Across its 22 hospitals and 180 clinics, Intermountain will use Press Ganey’s new reporting and analytics platform to gain insights into an ...

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    KECK MEDICINE TESTS BLACK BOX TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY BY MONITORING SURGEONS

    Dec 13, 2017

    Researchers at Keck Medicine of USC are testing a custom recording tool that holds surgeons accountable to provide patients’ piece of mind. The researchers implemented a custom recording tool similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane. When attached to a robotic surgery system duri...

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    STARTUP SEEKING TO HELP PREVENT PREGNANCY COMPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PART IN GESTATIONAL DIABETES PILOT

    Dec 12, 2017

    Health IT startup Babyscripts, which developed remote monitoring technology to support high-risk pregnancies so OB-GYN physicians could monitor expectant mothers will embark on a pilot study to develop a way to use this technology for gestational diabetes in February 2018.
    Babyscripts is doin...

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    TEMPUS UNVEILS A STANDALONE TOOL FOR STRUCTURING CLINICAL DATA AT SCALE

    Dec 11, 2017

    Why do some patients respond to immuno-oncology drugs when others don’t? It’s one of many million-dollar questions in medicine that confound companies, researchers, and clinicians alike. And the really frustrating part? We know where many of the answers lie. They’re trapped in elec...

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    WALGREENS MAKES TELEMEDICINE DEAL WITH NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN FOR DUANE READE STORES

    Dec 11, 2017

    Walgreens has embarked on a deal with NewYork-Presbyterian health system to provide non-emergency telemedicine services at drugstore retailer Duane Reade stores around New York City, starting with a branch on Wall Street with plans to roll out to other branches in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It...

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    SLIP IN HOSPITAL SAFETY RATING SCORE SPURS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER TO SUE LEAPFROG GROUP

    Dec 11, 2017

    For two years, Saint Anthony Hospital here has celebrated its top-rated “A” grade from the national Leapfrog Group that evaluates hospital safety records. But this fall, when executives opened a preview of their score, they got an unwelcome surprise: a “C.”
    Hospitals t...

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    APPRENTICE SECURES $2.5M FOR AUGMENTED REALITY TOOL GEARED TOWARD BIOPHARMA MANUFACTURING

    Dec 10, 2017

    Jersey City, New Jersey-based Apprentice is bringing augmented reality to the realm of pharma and biotech manufacturing. The startup recently raised $2.5 million to help it pursue its goal. The lead investor was Silverton Partners, and Hemi Ventures also participated. In a phone interview, Apprentic...

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    FDA DIGITAL HEALTH DRAFT GUIDANCE SCALES BACK REGULATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF SOFTWARE

    Dec 08, 2017

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on digital health regulations designed to reduce ambiguity over the kinds of clinical decision support tools and patient decision support tools that needed to be reviewed by the FDA and those that didn’t.  The regulator also is...

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    ROCHE’S LUNG CANCER DATA LOOK GOOD, SO WHY DIDN’T THE MARKET REACT TO CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS?

    Dec 07, 2017

    Basel, Switzerland-based Roche has announced good news, with an update on its  IMpower150 trial. The data show that adding its anti-PD-L1 drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) to a pair of older drugs reduced the risk of disease worsening or death by 38 percent for patients with advanced non-squamous n...

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    EXECUTIVE CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE LAW

    Dec 07, 2017

    According to consultants at leading executive search firm Witt/Kieffer, the importance of health law as a specialized legal practice has escalated in recent years, due to health reform, a changing legislative landscape, and mergers and acquisitions that create large systems in need of expanding thei...

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    JAMA STUDY SHOWS HOW SURGEONS SUCCESSFULLY REDUCED PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS

    Dec 06, 2017

    It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan’s Michigan Medicine has devised a strategy to curb the nation’s opioid epidemic - starting at their own hospital. Their findings appeared online Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery.
    Opioid addict...

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    IN LAWSUIT DEFENSE, LEAPFROG SAYS HOSPITAL FAILED TO REVIEW SELF-REPORTED DATA

    Dec 06, 2017

    Leapfrog Group responded to a lawsuit claiming it gave Chicago-based Saint Anthony Hospital an inaccurate patient safety grade on Wednesday: The official affirmative defense is that the hospital failed to review its own self-reported data within the “well-publicized timetable.”
    Sa...

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    OSF INNOVATION PAIRS UP WITH MASSCHALLENGE TO AID HEALTHCARE STARTUPS

    Dec 05, 2017

    OSF Innovation, which is part of Peoria, Illinois-based OSF HealthCare, has partnered with MassChallenge, an accelerator in Boston.
    More specifically, OSF signed a yearlong agreement to be a sponsor of PULSE@MassChallenge, which assists digital health entrepreneurs. The program is geared towa...

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    RX SAVINGS SOLUTIONS RAISES $18.4M TO FURTHER GOAL OF HELPING PEOPLE SAVE MONEY ON PRESCRIPTIONS

    Dec 05, 2017

    For many patients, the world of prescription medications is complicated. While working as a pharmacist at Walgreens, Michael Rea noticed how frustrating it was for consumers. He kept getting asked the same question over and over again: Why has the cost of my drugs gone up?
    The expense became ...

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    HOW HURRICANE MARIA PUT PUERTO RICO'S DOCTORS' CENTER HOSPITAL TO THE TEST

    Dec 05, 2017

    When we realized that Manati, Puerto Rico-based Doctors' Center Hospital was one of the top five small hospitals in the 2017 Best Hospital IT Departments, we weren't sure whether they'd have much time to talk to us with the ongoing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria still gripping the...

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    PROGNOS RAISES $20.5 MILLION FROM INVESTORS INCLUDING CIGNA, MERCK GLOBAL HEALTH INNOVATION FUND

    Dec 04, 2017

    Prognos, a New York City-based artificial intelligence company, has wrapped up a $20.5 million Series C financing round. The seven-year-old company utilizes AI to track and predict disease as early as possible in collaboration with payers, diagnostics and life sciences companies. Its Prognos Registr...

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    MYTONOMY PULLS IN $7 MILLION IN FIRST FUNDING ROUND TO BOOST PATIENT OUTCOMES

    Dec 04, 2017

    Backed by Philips Health Technology Ventures and MedStar Health, cloud-based healthcare startup Mytonomy, which aims to boost patient outcomes, has closed on $7 million Series-A funding round. The Bethesda, the Maryland-based company, which launched in September 2016, is working with MedStar Health ...

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    CVS HEALTH’S $69B DEAL TO ACQUIRE AETNA WOULD CREATE NEW FORM OF INTEGRATED CARE

    Dec 04, 2017

    CVS Health and Aetna officially announced their acquisition plan after months of speculation. The $69 billion acquisition of Aetna by CVS Health will give the insurer access to CVS Health’s network of Minute Clinic and pharmacy locations and nursing professionals. The deal gives Aetna the abil...

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    HEALTH WIZZ LEVERAGES BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO GIVE PATIENTS POWER OVER THEIR DATA

    Dec 03, 2017

    Health Wizz is capitalizing on the growing blockchain trend. The company recently unveiled its platform, which allows consumers to aggregate and share their personal health information. The Falls Church, the Virginia-based startup also participated in the Pitch Perfect contest at MedCity ENGAGE in O...

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    IS APPLE POISED TO ENTER EHR MARKET?

    Nov 22, 2017

    A new wave of speculation from industry analysts is putting Apple in the spotlight over its supposed plans for creating a new sort of EHR – the soul of a new device, so to speak.

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    BANNER HEALTH HITS SNAGS MIGRATING TWO HOSPITALS FROM EPIC TO CERNER EHR

    Nov 22, 2017

    Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR.

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    SOME MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS ARE BACKING AWAY FROM OUTCOME HEALTH

    Nov 21, 2017

    The revelation that Outcome Health employees provided misleading advertising and performance data to customers has prompted a lawsuit by investors and now some medical societies that made deals with the company are backing away from the company.

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    TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER LAUNCHES $25 MILLION VENTURE FUND TO BACK EMERGING HEALTHCARE TECH

    Nov 21, 2017

    Texas Medical Center has created a $25 million venture fund to support early-stage companies across Houston’s healthcare network. TMC has announced investments in five startups for 2017.

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    TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER JOINS A GROWING LIST OF HEALTH SYSTEMS WITH VENTURE FUNDS

    Nov 20, 2017

    Texas Medical Center’s launch of the $25 million TMC Venture Fund adds the organization to a growing list of institutions that have made investing in early-stage healthcare startups part of their strategy for cultivating innovation across their networks.

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    HOW CSWEETENER IS HELPING WOMEN HEALTHCARE LEADERS SUCCEED

    Nov 20, 2017

    A 2017 study of 177 publicly-listed biotech companies found women hold just 1 in 10 board seats. And 2012 research from Rock Health showed women make up 4 percent of healthcare company CEOs.

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    CMS IS LOOKING FOR IDEAS ON REDUCING DRUG PRICES FOR MEDICARE PART D

    Nov 17, 2017

    Noting that the true price of a drug is often hidden from consumers, Medicare officials requested comments late Thursday on how to use discounts and rebates to help decrease what enrollees pay for prescriptions.

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    MORE THAN HALF OF EUROPEAN HOSPITALS UNDERFUND IT, HIMSS ANALYTICS FINDS

    Nov 17, 2017

    As European healthcare providers deploy some of the same big-ticket technologies as their American counterparts, notably EHRs, patient engagement and eHealth tools, many are operating with tight IT budgets.

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    ECLINICALWORKS SUED FOR NEARLY $1 BILLION FOR INACCURATE MEDICAL RECORDS

    Nov 17, 2017

    EHR vendor eClinicalWorks has been hit with a class-action lawsuit that alleges patients couldn’t trust their medical record’s accuracy due to flaws in the company’s software.

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    MERCK SUBSIDIARY ACQUIRES TEQQA TO HELP HOSPITALS MAKE ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP ASSESSMENTS

    Nov 16, 2017

    Infectious disease management business ILÚM Health Solutions, a Merck subsidiary launched on the cusp of the annual HIMSS conference this year, has acquired Teqqa for an undisclosed amount.

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    CLINICAL STUDY MATCHMAKING STARTUP EMERGES FROM SHARK TANK WITH A DEAL FROM MARK CUBAN

    Nov 14, 2017

    A healthcare entrepreneur with a business that seeks to make clinical recruitment easier by matching up DNA donors with medical study researchers in exchange for $50 per study for participants pitched to the investors on ABC’s Shark Tank TV program.

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    SYAPSE RAISES A $30M SERIES D ROUND TO SCALE ITS PRECISION MEDICINE PROGRAM

    Nov 14, 2017

    It started off small. There was a low key $1.5 million seed round and then a $3 million Series A announced in 2013. Fast-forward to 2017 and it’s clear Syapse is working on a much larger scale.

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    MEDITECH ROLLS OUT CLOUD-BASED EHR SUBSCRIPTION MODEL FOR CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS

    Nov 14, 2017

    Meditech has launched a new offering for its critical access hospital customers: Meditech-as-a-Service, a cloud-based EHR that's available through a monthly subscription.

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    FDA APPROVES FIRST DIGITAL PILL, A DRUG THAT COMES WITH INGESTIBLE SENSOR

    Nov 14, 2017

    The first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The pill, Abilify MyCite, is prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and as an add-on ...

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    CARROLL HOSPITAL LIFTS PATIENT SATISFACTION SCORES BY INTEGRATING NURSE ROUNDING TOOLS INTO EHR

    Nov 14, 2017

    Carroll Hospital has lifted its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems  Overall Rating of the Hospital score from 61.0 up to 76.5 in just four months. Other hospitals looking to up their HCAHPS scores might consider a formula similar to Carroll Hospital: Integrating th...

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    NETSMART LEADS BLACK BOOK LIST OF TOP IT VENDORS FOR LONG-TERM AND POST-ACUTE CARE

    Nov 13, 2017

    Left out of the meaningful use program, long-term and post-acute care providers are nonetheless making some inroads with regard to IT adoption, according to a new report from Black Book Research, even if care coordination with hospitals continues to be a big challenge.

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    HEALTH SYSTEM SEES SHORTER WAIT TIMES, IMPROVED COMPLIANCE THROUGH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TELEMEDICINE

    Nov 10, 2017

    Community Health System claims to have seen a range of benefits including shortened wait times, improved compliance with Joint Commission standards and more revenue through the use of a home-grown telepsychiatry program.

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    HOSPITALS HALT PLANS TO EXPAND OUTCOME HEALTH TECH AMID LAWSUIT CONTROVERSY

    Nov 10, 2017

    As the Justice Department subpoenas Outcome Health investors following a lawsuit filed against the company alleging fraud, at least two Chicago-area hospitals are taking a step back from the much-heralded health information startup and suspending plans to expand the company’s presence in their...

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    WHO WON ONC’S PATIENT MATCHING ALGORITHM CHALLENGE?

    Nov 10, 2017

    Earlier this week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released the winners of its Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge. The purpose of the contest, which was announced in May, was to encourage the development of algorithms that match patients with the correct in...

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    ECRI REVEALS TOP 10 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY HAZARDS FOR 2018

    Nov 09, 2017

    As tech becomes more advanced, there are bound to be potential risks and dangers. That’s why ECRI Institute has revealed the top 10 healthcare technology hazards for 2018. To create the annual list, ECRI’s staff of experts suggest topics for consideration.

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    FOCUSING ON CONSUMERIZATION OF HEALTHCARE BILLING, VISITPAY CLOSES $15M SERIES A

    Nov 08, 2017

    VisitPay, formerly known as iVinci, is a health IT business founded by a serial entrepreneur with the goal of taking the stress and complexity out of healthcare billing and make the process more transparent for patients and automated for health systems. It has closed a $15 million Series A round.

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    ONC CONTEST WINNERS FIND INNOVATIVE ALGORITHMS TO FIX PATIENT MATCHING PROBLEM

    Nov 08, 2017

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has revealed the winners of its Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge, launched this past June. More than 40 competing teams, using an ONC-provided dataset, offered some 7,000 submissions that explored a variety of solutions to ...

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    SURESCRIPTS PARTNERS WITH PBMS, EHR VENDORS TO MAKE MEDICATION COST INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN EHRS

    Nov 08, 2017

    Multiple major players in the healthcare space are teaming up to improve overall price transparency in the prescribing process. Spearheaded by Surescripts, the collaboration includes pharmacy benefit managers CVS Health and Express Scripts and EHR vendors Cerner, Allscripts, Epic, GE Healthcare, Apr...

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    OPENNOTES AND AMIA JOIN FORCES TO IMPROVE PATIENT ACCESS TO HEALTH RECORDS

    Nov 07, 2017

    A new collaboration between OpenNotes and the American Medical Informatics Association is aimed at giving patients better access to their provider’s clinical notes. The joint effort was announced during this year’s AMIA Annual Symposium, which runs from November 4-8.

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    UPMC INVESTS $2 BILLION IN 3 DIGITAL HOSPITALS LEVERAGING MICROSOFT TECH

    Nov 06, 2017

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is investing $2 billion in three new hospitals being designed in collaboration with Microsoft. Microsoft is helping to design the IT infrastructure to take advantage of the latest technology and data analysis, UPMC said.

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    AMIA, OPENNOTES PARTNER ON PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

    Nov 06, 2017

    The American Medical Informatics Association and OpenNotes will collaborate to expand the access and control that patients and families have over their own health data.

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    NANTHEALTH CANCER TEST SALES BOOSTED BY DOCTORS TIED TO SOON-SHIONG

    Nov 06, 2017

    NantHealth founder Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is once again being scrutinized: This time for allegedly boosting sales by citing positive experiences from three doctors who are on the payroll of one of the many companies in the biotech mogul’s network.

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    MACRA FINAL RULE MAINTAINS EHR FLEXIBILITY FOR 2015 EDITIONS, BOOSTS TELEMEDICINE

    Nov 03, 2017

    As the Quality Payment Program enters its second year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued its 1,653-page final rule on Nov. 2, with an array of implications for the ways physician practices use information technology in 2018.

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    FITBIT CEO DETAILS AMBITIONS FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT

    Nov 02, 2017

    Since the start of the year, Fitbit has made emphasized its interest in making disease management more than just a clinical study subject but part of its offer. To that end, it has been especially active in diabetes management with collaboration partners that include medical device giant Medtronic a...

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    MCKESSON PRESSES TRUMP COMMISSION TO LEVERAGE PHARMACISTS, PATIENT SAFETY NETWORK TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

    Nov 02, 2017

    In a letter to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the chair of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, McKesson Senior Vice president of Public Affairs Pete Slone laid out some crucial health IT - and policy needs to begin the fight against the addiction cris...

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    GOOGLE POWERS UP AI, MACHINE LEARNING ACCELERATOR FOR HEALTHCARE

    Nov 01, 2017

    With the mandate of fostering an ecosystem of applied machine learning startups, Google on Wednesday revealed the first four companies to join its Launchpad Studio and said this initial track is aimed squarely at healthcare and biotech.

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    ONE DROP COLLABORATES WITH FITBIT FOR DIABETES DATA ANALYSIS

    Nov 01, 2017

    One Drop, a digital diabetes care and self-management platform, has entered a multi-part collaboration with Fitbit designed to use Fitbit wearable data to bring enhanced data-driven care management tools to the diabetes community.

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    HEALTH2047 SPINS OUT HEALTHCARE DATA SHARING BUSINESS

    Oct 31, 2017

    Health2047 has spun out a technology company to share health data between patients, physicians, healthcare facilities, payers, pharma and other healthcare enterprises, according to a news release.

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    A NEW DREAMIT HEALTH CLASS INCLUDES NASA REMOTE MONITORING TECH, VR FOR CHRONIC PAIN

    Oct 31, 2017

    Dreamit Health’s ninth cohort is underway with seven startups taking on heady challenges from using big data analytics in clinical decision support to address opioid addiction and virtual reality to ease chronic pain.

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    VALIDIC UPDATES PATIENT-GENERATED DATA INTEGRATION TOOL AND DEEPENS HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIPS

    Oct 30, 2017

    At the Connected Health conference this month, Validic updated its data integration platform, becoming the first to use Twitter’s open source technology for patient-generated health data, according to Validic CEO Drew Schiller in a phone interview.

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    HOW CLOUDWAVE IS HELPING COMMUNITY HOSPITALS REACH THEIR IT GOALS

    Oct 30, 2017

    Massachusetts based CloudWave is a provider of on-premises and cloud-based technology solutions for hospitals.  It is a Health IT company, for sure, but at its core, there’s a social impact component driving its day-to-day operations.

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    CLEVELAND CLINIC PICKS TOP 10 INNOVATIONS FOR 2018: SCALP COOLING, NEXT-GEN VACCINES MAKE THE CUT

    Oct 27, 2017

    For the 15th year in a row, Cleveland Clinic this week revealed the top 10 innovations doctors at the prestigious healthcare system found worth watching over the next year. As is traditional, the unveiling came Wednesday at the close of Cleveland Clinic’s 2017 Medical Innovation Summit.

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    IBM WATSON, CDC ON THE HUNT FOR NEW BLOCKCHAIN APPS FOR HEALTHCARE

    Oct 27, 2017

    In what it says is an expansion of its existing federal work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, IBM Watson Health has signed on with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help explore new applications for blockchain in healthcare.

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    DRCHRONO DEBUTS SPECIALIZED EHR FOR URGENT CARE PRACTICES

    Oct 26, 2017

    Drchrono, a vendor of EHR, practice management, medical billing and revenue cycle management applications for the iPad, iPhone and the web, has unveiled the drchrono UrgentCare EHR. The new EHR system includes practice management and EHR features for urgent care practices.

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    SCRIPPS ROLLS OUT APPLE RESEARCHKIT APP TO PREDICT RISK OF HEART DISEASE

    Oct 26, 2017

    The Scripps Research Institute on Wednesday announced a new smartphone app that can calculate a user’s risk of heart disease. Hospitals will want to keep an eye on the research study that Scripps conducts about the effectiveness of giving patients predictions concerning adverse health events a...

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    AMAZON ALEXA AND VOICE IN HEALTHCARE WERE HOT TOPICS AT THE CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE

    Oct 26, 2017

    Voice and voice assistants are becoming increasingly prevalent among individuals both outside and inside the healthcare space. On the first day of the Connected Health Conference in Boston, multiple presenters touched on the growing focus on this technology and its capabilities.

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    DISRUPTIVE WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE JOINS HIMSS WOMEN IN HEALTH IT COMMUNITY

    Oct 25, 2017

    It’s often said there’s force in numbers, and that is what is expected from the HIMSS Women in Health IT initiative as it welcomes Disruptive Women in Health Care to the group. The HIMSS Women in Health IT and Disruptive Women in Health Care efforts come together for optimal strategic im...

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    ATHENAHEALTH COFOUNDERS LAUNCH INSURANCE STARTUP AIMED AT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE MEMBERS

    Oct 25, 2017

    There’s a new insurance startup focused on Medicare Advantage members. Devoted Health recently closed a $62 million Series A round which, combined with a previous Seed round, adds up to $69 million to date. It plans to roll out Medicare Advantage plans in 2019, according to the company’s...

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    AMA PLATFORM TO CONNECT PHYSICIANS AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPERS

    Oct 24, 2017

    The American Medical Association introduced today an online physician community where doctors can connect with companies and entrepreneurs who are looking for physician input in the development of healthcare technology products and services.

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    MIAMI CHILDREN'S WINS HIMSS DAVIES AWARD FOR REDUCING HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

    Oct 23, 2017

    Miami Children’s Health System became the first hospital in Florida to receive the 2017 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. Nicklaus Children’s, which is the flagship hospital of the Miami Children’s system, embarked on an enterprise-wide EHR rollout in 2012 to both improve patient safe...

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    TRANSLATIONAL SOFTWARE, VANTARI GENETICS PARTNER FOR ALZHEIMER'S PRECISION MEDICINE

    Oct 23, 2017

    Vantari Genetics, a clinical diagnostics laboratory that provides esoteric genetic testing and contract research services, and Translational Software, a health IT firm that works in the use of genomic data for clinical decision support, are partnering to provide genotype testing, actionable genomic ...

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    FEDS WARN OF DDOS ATTACK VULNERABILITY FOR CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES

    Oct 20, 2017

    The FBI issued an alert this week that as the number of connected IoT devices are expected to increase to 20 billion to 50 billion by 2020, the threat of DDoS attacks on vulnerabilities in the devices will remain. Deficient security capabilities, difficulties in patching vulnerabilities and a lack o...

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    ENHANCED PATIENT EXPERIENCE EARNS SANTA CLARA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER EMRAM STAGE 7 FROM HIMSS ANALYTICS

    Oct 20, 2017

    Santa Clara Valley Medical Center earned the Stage 7 designation of HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Also known as EMRAM, HIMSS Analytics program recognizes hospitals that use health IT to improve patient outcomes.

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    JANSSEN DEVELOPS MOBILE CLINICAL TRIALS PLATFORM TO REDUCE DRUG DEVELOPMENT COSTS, IMPROVE ADHERENCE

    Oct 14, 2017

    In what could be a milestone development for clinical trial design by big pharma companies, Janssen, which is the pharma arm of Johnson and Johnson, has unveiled a set of tools to automate investigational products and data management in clinical trials, according to a news release.

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    ATHENAHEALTH, CERNER, EPIC SEE WIDE ADOPTION OF POPULATION HEALTH PLATFORMS

    Oct 13, 2017

    While much of the population health management work hospitals are undertaking today relies on EHRs, new research from KLAS uncovered a crop of technology companies gaining purchase in the realm: IBM Watson Health, Philips Wellcentive and HealthEC.

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    FDA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS GENE THERAPY FOR RETINAL DISEASE TO HELP PREVENT BLINDNESS

    Oct 13, 2017

    In an encouraging sign for Spark Therapeutics, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of its new biologics application for Luxturna a gene therapy to treat patients with vision loss due to an inherited retinal disease, according to a company news releas...

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    STAYWELL AND VITALS ARE SPLITTING UP MEDHELP IN ACQUISITIONS TO EXPAND INTO CONSUMER HEALTHCARE

    Oct 12, 2017

    MedHelp is at the center of an acquisition this week. It’s being split in half with StayWell, which is acquiring its mobile platform and Vitals acquiring its network of patient communities. After acquiring MedHelp in 2014, Physicians Interactive later changed its name to Aptus Health.

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    WITH WELLTOK’S $80M ACQUISITION, IT GAINS ACCESS TO HOSPITALS

    Oct 11, 2017

    Welltok, a digital health business that developed a set of tools to customize health and fitness goals for both health plan members and the employer wellness market, has made another acquisition, this time to add hospitals to its customer base.

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    AZALEA HEALTH, PROGNOSIS INNOVATION HEALTHCARE MERGE, TARGETING RURAL PROVIDERS

    Oct 11, 2017

    Azalea Health, a web-based healthcare systems and services vendor, is merging with Prognosis Innovation Healthcare, a vendor of an electronic health records system targeting rural and community hospitals.

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    TELEHEALTH PROVIDER AVIZIA BUYS CARENA, ADDS VIRTUAL CARE TECHNOLOGIES

    Oct 10, 2017

    Telemedicine provider Avizia on Tuesday said that it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based virtual care provider for an undisclosed sum. With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia now offers a telehealth platform that includes software, mobile applications, virtual care devices and a provider network.

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    MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FOCUSING ON SECURITY, PATIENT SAFETY BEFORE CERNER ROLLOUT

    Oct 09, 2017

    Cerner will launch its fourth and final electronic health record pilot with the U.S. Department of Defense at the Madigan Army Medical Center on Oct. 21. The rollout of MHS Genesis at Madigan is the largest undertaking of the pilot, as it’s one of the biggest military hospitals on the West Coa...

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    LSU HEALTH, MOFFITT AIM TO CUT DISPARITIES IN CANCER PRECISION MEDICINE

    Oct 09, 2017

    LSU Health New Orleans and Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa will work together to give cancer precision a boost. The National Cancer Institute is funding the work with a $2 million grant over four years.

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    MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FOCUSING ON SECURITY, PATIENT SAFETY BEFORE CERNER ROLLOUT

    Oct 09, 2017

    The rollout of MHS Genesis at Madigan is the largest undertaking of the pilot, as it’s one of the biggest military hospitals on the West Coast. DoD, Cerner and Leidos Partnership for Defense Health have already launched at Fairchild Air Force Base, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor and Naval Hospital ...

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    KLAS GIVES ATHENAHEALTH CLOUD-BASED EHR HIGH MARKS AMONG COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

    Oct 06, 2017

    Since athenahealth acquired RazorInsights in 2015, the vendor has made quick inroads into the realm of community hospitals, according to a new report from KLAS. Athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR service, athenaOne for Hospitals and Health Systems, has become the third most frequently selected rec...

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    NEW TECH FROM ECLINICALWORKS: UPDATED EHR, VIRTUAL ASSISTANT, FHIR INTEROPERABILITY TOOL

    Oct 06, 2017

    EHR vendor eClinicalWorks on Friday debuted Version 11 of its cloud-based electronic health record service, along with a new virtual assistant, a virtual room, and FHIR-based interoperability services.

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    ROCK HEALTH: 16% OF DIGITAL HEALTH COMPANIES FUNDED IN Q3 2017 LED BY WOMEN

    Oct 04, 2017

    A digital health report from Rock Health showed that women-led companies and geographic diversity continued to build in the third quarter. In the three months through September 30, of the 84 companies that raised $1.2 billion, 16 percent were led by women.

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    STANFORD, INTERMOUNTAIN PARTNER ON $8.8 MILLION PROJECT TO CURB OPIOID USE

    Oct 04, 2017

    Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare researchers will use $8.8 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to test pain management treatment strategies to help patients with chronic pain reduce their use of opioids.

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    CARILOOP’S SHIFT TO CAREGIVING SUPPORT AS AN EMPLOYEE BENEFIT

    Oct 04, 2017

    The health tech companies providing services to make life easier for family caregivers has been an area of interest for years but Cariloop is one business that has shifted its business model. Once aimed at providers, the company shifted its model a couple of years ago to target employers as they sea...

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    HOW UNLICENSED CARE COORDINATORS BOLSTER UCLA'S POPULATION HEALTH PROGRAM

    Oct 03, 2017

    UCLA takes care coordination very seriously. Care coordination is a major part of the provider organization’s population health program. And a major part of the care coordination effort is unlicensed care coordinators.

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    BASEHEALTH UNVEILS INVISIBLE PATIENTS CONCEPT AT HEALTH 2.0

    Oct 03, 2017

    BaseHealth, a predictive analytics company for population health management, introduced its concept of the InvisiblePatient Monday at the 11th Annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara, California.

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    RANSOMWARE ATTACK BREACHES 128,000 PATIENT RECORDS AT ARKANSAS PROVIDER

    Oct 02, 2017

    A ransomware attack on Fayetteville-based Arkansas Oral Facial Surgery Center has potentially breached the data of 128,000 of its patients. An investigation found the cyberattack occurred between July 25 and 26, and while quickly detected, the virus encrypted x-ray images, files and documents. Fortu...

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    OHSU KICKS OFF INITIATIVE TO PERSONALIZE CLINICAL TRIALS FOR CANCER

    Sep 28, 2017

    Oregon Health & Science University on Thursday announced a new research project to create personalized clinical trials for cancers, including breast, pancreatic and prostate. With the new initiative, OHSU joins a growing number of academic medical centers and hospitals undertaking precision medi...

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    PATIENTSAFE CLOSES $25 MILLION ROUND TO BOOST CLINICAL COMMUNICATION INNOVATION

    Sep 28, 2017

    PatientSafe Solutions, a San Diego-based company, has closed a $25 million round of financing. It was led by Menlo Park, California-based HighBar Partners. Existing investors Psilos Group, TPG, Camden Partners and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund also participated in the round.

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    GEISINGER, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM COLLABORATE ON A RISK-PREDICTION MODEL FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

    Sep 27, 2017

    Geisinger and pharmaceutical partner Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to develop a risk-prediction model for three critical health outcomes commonly associated with type 2 diabetes: cardiovascular death, kidney failure and hospitalization for heart failure.

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    YALE-NEW HAVEN CIO EXPLAINS THE VALUE OF CLINICAL BACKGROUND, PATIENT-CENTRIC CARE

    Sep 26, 2017

    Healthcare CIOs have what could be considered one of the most difficult tasks within an organization. Not only do they manage the IT teams and needs for the organization, they’re tasked with combatting a wide range of cybersecurity issues and patient-driven technology initiatives.

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    THE FDA SOFTWARE PRE-CERT PROGRAM SIGNALS IT’S TIME TO REIMBURSE DIGITAL HEALTH

    Sep 26, 2017

    The Software Pre-Cert Pilot Program, recently announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, shows that regulators are taking digital health innovations seriously. The program is aimed at building a new regulatory process for software used in the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of medical ...

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    INSURANCE GIANT ACQUIRES CAREGIVER MATCHMAKER CARELINX

    Sep 25, 2017

    CareLinx, an online marketplace matching up patients and their families with caregivers for hire, has been acquired by Generali Global Assistance, which is part of Europ Assistance Group and Generali Group.

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    CHANGE HEALTHCARE ROLLS OUT ENTERPRISE BLOCKCHAIN FOR HOSPITALS, PAYERS

    Sep 25, 2017

    Change Healthcare on Monday announced that its healthcare network will adopt the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 for blockchain application design and development. Blockchain has been getting considerable attention in healthcare for potential use cases that address ongoing security a...

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    ALLSCRIPTS INTEGRATING MERCK MANUALS MEDICAL REFERENCE MATERIALS INTO EHRS

    Sep 25, 2017

    Merck Manuals, an electronic medical reference firm, is integrating its provider reference and patient education content into the Allscripts electronic health records platforms: Allscripts Sunrise, Allscripts Professional EHR and Allscripts TouchWorks EHR.

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    WHICH 10 HEALTH TECH STARTUPS MADE THE CUT FOR THE CEDARS-SINAI ACCELERATOR?

    Sep 22, 2017

    The Cedars Sinai accelerator, managed by Techstars, kicked off its third class of healthcare startups this month. Some of which are more mature than previous cohorts with a seed stage round behind them. Whittled down from roughly 600 applicants, the 10 companies are seeking to improve the patient ex...

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    BAPTIST HEALTH TELE-ICU ENABLES AROUND-THE-CLOCK INTENSIVIST OVERSIGHT

    Sep 22, 2017

    Secure data streaming and two-way audio and video will enable Advanced ICU Care’s clinicians to coordinate remote monitoring of critical patients the hospital's on-site staff. Baptist Health Corbin is the first of eight hospitals at Louisville, Kentucky-based Baptist Health system to launc...

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    PAGER AND HORIZON BCBSNJ TEAM UP TO ENHANCE THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

    Sep 21, 2017

    A new collaboration is bringing together the technology and the insurance sides of healthcare. New York City-based Pager, a mobile health technology company, is working with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer.

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    DOCTELLA WANTS TO HELP PAYERS AND PROVIDERS BUILD PATIENT-FACING APPS

    Sep 20, 2017

    As Apple and other technology businesses have rolled out programs to make it easier for clinicians to build their own healthcare apps, the cofounders of physician-led startup Patient Doctor Technologies Inc. spotted an opportunity.

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    23ANDME HEARS THE CALL OF THERAPEUTICS

    Sep 20, 2017

    Genomics company 23andMe brought in $250 million in financing to power its consumer business, data research, and therapeutic efforts earlier this month. The company was already flying high on regulatory approval for tests to gauge the risk of Parkinson’s, late-onset Alzheimer’s, celiac d...

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    DOXIMITY DIALER INTEGRATES WITH EPIC'S HAIKU APP TO IMPROVE DOCTOR PATIENT COMMUNICATION

    Sep 20, 2017

    Epic System’s Haiku app for iPhones is providing Doximity members one-touch dialing of patients through Epic’s mobile EHR. The integration between Doximity Dialer and Haiku also makes it possible for doctors to access patient records and communicate with patients from their mobile phones...

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    MAYO CLINIC DELIVERS FIRST AID ADVICE THROUGH AMAZON ALEXA

    Sep 19, 2017

    Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic has equipped Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant with first aid information, according to the Star Tribune. Through the free Mayo Clinic First Aid program, users can ask Alexa for everything from how to treat a cut to information on spider bites.

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    5 MONTHS AFTER PHISHING ATTACK, AU MEDICAL REPORTS POTENTIAL BREACH

    Sep 18, 2017

    A phishing attack on AU Medical Center and Augusta University has potentially breached the data of a limited number of patients, the organization announced on Friday - five months after the incident occurred.

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    EPIC, MAYO CLINIC TEAM UP TO INTEGRATE SYMPTOM CHECKER INTO MYCHART PATIENT PORTAL

    Sep 18, 2017

    Patients can use the feature to learn about symptoms and in certain cases read recommendations about self-care, Mayo said. Mayo Clinic and EHR vendor Epic Systems have added Mayo’s symptom checker functionality into Epic’s MyChart portal.

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    MEMOTEXT FOUNDER SHARES HOW TO REALIZE ROI IN PATIENT ENGAGEMENT

    Sep 18, 2017

    Of all the challenging questions that digital health entrepreneurs seeking to improve patient engagement are expected to address, demonstrating return on investment is probably the toughest. First there’s the business of deciding on how to quantify the ROI of their products.

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    MAYO CLINIC ARMS AMAZON ALEXA WITH FIRST-AID SKILL

    Sep 15, 2017

    The Mayo Clinic on Friday said that Amazon Alexa users can now access first-aid information via Amazon’s voice-based tools. All patients have to say is: Alexa, open Mayo First-Aid. From there, they can access first-aid topics, including care instructions and quick answers concerning common mis...

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    SWEDISH CANCER INSTITUTE, GNS HEALTHCARE LAUNCH PRECISION MEDICINE COLLABORATION

    Sep 14, 2017

    In the realm of precision medicine, data-sharing collaborations can reduce burdens on the healthcare system by streamlining diagnosis and matching patients to the treatments they need more quickly. Data-sharing can turn information into definitive actions.

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    PERAHEALTH BRINGS CLINICAL SURVEILLANCE TOOLS TO EPIC'S APP ORCHARD

    Sep 14, 2017

    The newest addition to Epic's App Orchard is PeraHealth, whose real-time predictive analytics tool will be integrated through API into the electronic health record platform. PeraHealth's clinical surveillance technology is based on the Rothman Index, which measures patient acuity with an ass...

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    FROM PREDICTING RISK OF SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS TO THERAPIST MATCHMAKING: MEET HEALTHBOX STUDIO’S LATEST COHORT

    Sep 14, 2017

    Chicago accelerator Healthbox revealed the 10 digital health startups in its latest cohort of Heathbox Studio, in a news release. Most of the companies have business to business payment models across pediatrics, clinical decision support and physician practice management.

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    REDOX ADDS FIRST HEALTH SYSTEM CUSTOMER WITH BRIGHAM HEALTH DEAL IN PUSH TO EXPAND INTEROPERABILITY

    Sep 13, 2017

    Redox Engine, a health IT business focused on reducing the friction caused by hospitals integrating new technology and supporting interoperability, has tended to be paid by the health vendors that use its cloud-based API service to get in front of patients and clinicians.

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    MISSION HEALTH WILL EXPAND USE OF 3-D OBSERVATION TO ELIMINATE PATIENT FALLS

    Sep 12, 2017

    While one might think patient falls are inevitable in a hospital, health system Mission Health says it  may be able to eliminate the issue through the use of virtual 3-D observation technology. In fact, it’s so bullish on the tech that it plans to include the system in every room of its n...

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    NEMOURS LATEST TO OFFER IRMA VICTIMS FREE TELEHEALTH VISITS

    Sep 12, 2017

    Nemours, which owns the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, said it will offer free telehealth consultations to children affected by Hurricane Irma.

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    OUTCOME HEALTH'S CHIEF ENGINEER ON HER NEW ROLE, THE GLASS CEILING AND PATIENT-DRIVEN HEALTHCARE

    Sep 11, 2017

    Last month, Outcome Health announced the addition of Twitter’s Former Vice President of Engineering Nandini Ramani to its chief engineering officer position. Ramani is tasked with strengthening the company’s current tech model and expanding its reach.

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    TIM COOK OFFERS A GLIMPSE OF APPLE’S HEALTHCARE FUTURE

    Sep 11, 2017

    As Apple prepares to pull the wraps off the latest model of its iPhone tomorrow, CEO Tim Cook shared his excitement about’s Apple’s healthcare applications and the role it will play in the future of the company in an interview with Fortune.

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    HYLAND UNVEILS NEW PLATFORM FOR SECURE HEALTH DATA EXCHANGE

    Sep 08, 2017

    OnBase Mackinac, the new workflow and business process management technology announced today by Hyland, can help hospitals lower costs through more seamless collaboration with payers, the company says, reducing risks and delays through increased transparency and faster processes.

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    LIVEHEALTH ONLINE TO OFFER FREE TELEHEALTH VISITS TO HURRICANE IRMA VICTIMS

    Sep 08, 2017

    LiveHealth Online, a mobile app and website that offers consumers telehealth consultations with physicians and psychologists for non-emergency health conditions, is making access to live doctor visits and psychology visits available at no charge for the people of Florida affected by Hurricane Irma.

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    LAKELAND HEALTH TOUTS PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM FOR CUTTING CARDIAC, RESPIRATORY ARRESTS IN HALF

    Sep 07, 2017

    The Michigan health system has deployed the system at its three sites and has seen time savings for nurses, a reduction in transcription errors and improved quality of vital signs. Michigan based Lakeland Health has lowered the number of cardiac and respiratory arrests by 56 percent through the use ...

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    WING NETWORK HOPES TO BE THE OPENTABLE OF CLINICAL TRIALS

    Sep 07, 2017

    Funded in part by the Digital Health Seed Fund, Wing connects providers, patients and clinical trials. VitalTrax has launched Wing, clinical trials electronic network that gives patients, caregivers and physicians a streamlined experience for finding and enrolling in clinical trials.

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    NOTABLE LABS RAISES $10M FOR DRUG TESTING SERVICE TO DEVELOP THERAPEUTIC INDEX FOR ONCOLOGISTS

    Sep 06, 2017

    Notable Labs, a medtech startup cofounded by former hedge fund manager Matthew De Silva after his father developed brain cancer, has closed a $10 million Series A round. The funding will be used to support clinical trials for the development of a diagnostic for people with blood cancers, starting wi...

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    OCHSNER DEPLOYS ROBOTS TO ZAP GERMS IN FIGHT AGAINST DEADLY HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

    Sep 06, 2017

    Oschner Medical Center says use of Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will improve patient safety since they destroy deadly pathogens and drug-resistant organisms. New Orleans-based Ochsner Medical Center is deploying robots to zap germs in its quest to prevent deadly hospital-acquired infections...

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    REVERSING DACA PUTS PATIENT CARE AT RISK, AMA SAYS

    Sep 06, 2017

    In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.

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    UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH, INTERMOUNTAIN WIN $3.8M NCI GRANT TO CREATE CANCER SCREENING TOOL

    Sep 05, 2017

    The National Cancer Institute has awarded a $3.8 million grant to researchers at the University of Utah Health, Intermountain Healthcare and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, enabling them to develop an advanced cancer screening tool. Their creation will marry EHR technologies and clinical decision sup...

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    APPLE, IBM, GOOGLE HOLD KEYS TO MAKE EHR DATA MORE ACTIONABLE, KALORAMA SAYS

    Sep 01, 2017

    Today’s technologies are not going to cut it in a big data future, the analyst firm said, but major IT vendors are ramping up their focus on healthcare. There’s an abundance of excitement yet so few practical applications deployed in healthcare today.

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    CERNER TEAMS WITH HEALTHSOUTH TO LAUNCH INNOVATION CENTER FOCUSED ON POST-ACUTE CARE

    Sep 01, 2017

    Citing a current lack of adequate technology for treating complex patients, the companies said they will develop clinical decision support tools and lead initiatives to improve care coordination and cost management.

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    VIDYO DELIVERS TELEHEALTH BY INTEGRATING WITH ALLSCRIPTS PATIENT ENGAGEMENT PORTAL

    Aug 31, 2017

    Patient engagement is an undeniably significant part of the healthcare equation. And as individuals seek additional ways to connect with providers via technology, telehealth becomes increasingly important.

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    ST. KITTS AND NEVIS OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE RATIONAL VACCINES OVER HERPES VACCINE CLINICAL TRIAL

    Aug 31, 2017

    The government of St. Kitts and Nevis has launched an investigation into the clinical trial for a herpes vaccine by an American company because it said its officials were not notified about the experiments.

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    CHIME BACKS DIRECTTRUST HEALTH DATA EXCHANGE, ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION

    Aug 30, 2017

    CHIME will work with DirectTrust to advocate the deployment of the DirectTrust framework and health information exchange network as the universal common electronic interface for health information exchange.

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    NORTHWELL EXPANDS POPULATION HEALTH PROGRAM WITH TELEMEDICINE, PATIENT SELF-ENGAGEMENT TOOLS

    Aug 30, 2017

    Hospitals across the country are increasingly engaging patients for population health initiatives. That calls for a big dose of staying power and a solid telehealth program, to mention just two must-haves.

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    FDA TO PATIENTS WITH ST. JUDE PACEMAKERS: UPDATE NEEDED TO KEEP HACKERS OUT OF DEVICES

    Aug 29, 2017

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is urging all heart transplant patients who have received a St. Jude pacemaker to contact their healthcare provider and receive a software update to protect their device from being hacked.

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    ADVISORY BOARD SELLS HEALTHCARE BUSINESS TO OPTUM, EDUCATION BUSINESS TO VISTA IN $2.5 BILLION DEAL

    Aug 29, 2017

    Healthcare research, technology and consulting firm The Advisory Board Company will sell its healthcare business to Optum and its education division to Vista Equity Partners in a duo of deals worth $2.58 billion, or $52.65 per share.

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    CAREFIRST BCBS, EXODX BAND TOGETHER ON STUDIES FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

    Aug 28, 2017

    An insurer is teaming up with a diagnostics company. Through its new HealthWorx program, Baltimore, Maryland-based CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is collaborating with Waltham, Massachusetts-based Exosome Diagnostics ExoDx.

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    STANFORD’S LLOYD MINOR: EHRS NEED A MAJOR REVAMP TO SOLVE PHYSICIAN BURNOUT

    Aug 28, 2017

    The dean of Stanford University’s School of Medicine has joined a growing chorus of leaders laying most of the blame for physician burnout on the unmet promise of EHRs, and he’s calling on doctors to help overhaul those systems some have grown to detest.

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    AETNA HIT WITH CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FOR REVEALING CUSTOMERS HIV STATUSES

    Aug 28, 2017

    Last week, Aetna made headlines for accidentally disclosing the HIV statuses of up to 12,000 members. Now a Pennsylvania man has filed a lawsuit against the health insurer. The situation began in late July, when the Hartford, Connecticut-based company sent out letters to customers about ordering pre...

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    SMARTWATCH LAUNCH STANDS OUT AMONG ADDITIONS TO FITBIT’S DIGITAL HEALTH PORTFOLIO

    Aug 28, 2017

    In the past 12 months, Fitbit has sought to deepen its digital health offering from customized workout regimes to investing in acquisitions, such as Pebble, in a bid to expand its product portfolio.

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    WILL A NEW LEUKEMIA DRUG FROM NOVARTIS BE A QUANTUM LEAP FOR CANCER DRUG PRICES?

    Aug 23, 2017

    When doctors talk about a new leukemia drug from Novartis, they ooze enthusiasm, using words like breakthrough, revolutionary and a watershed moment. But when they think about how much the therapy is likely to cost, their tone turns alarmist.

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    HARVARD HEALTH AND OUTCOME HEALTH ARE DELIVERING MORE EXPERTISE TO THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE

    Aug 23, 2017

    Two organizations want to bring additional expertise to the point of care. How? Through a new collaboration that fuses trusted knowledge and innovative technology. Boston-based Harvard Health Publications and Chicago-based Outcome Health are doing just that.

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    HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH INVESTS $25M IN SEED MONEY FOR INCUBATOR PROGRAM

    Aug 22, 2017

    Hackensack Meridian Health has invested $25 million to set up its own healthcare incubator with New Jersey Technology Innovation Institute NJII, according to an announcement from the Institute. The collaboration reflects a broader national effort by hospitals and health systems, particularly academi...

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    AHRQ SHOWS HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND ACCESS DISPARITIES PERSIST IN U.S.

    Aug 22, 2017

    In 2015, poor and low-income people in America had worse healthcare than high-income households; care for nearly half of the middle-class was also worse than for wealthier families. Welcome to the 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Qua...

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    SUTTER HEALTH, QUARTET HEALTH PARTNER ON MENTAL HEALTH COORDINATION

    Aug 22, 2017

    Sacramento, California-based Sutter Health and startup Quartet Health will work together to improve ways of diagnosing and delivering care to residents living with mental health conditions, which are often connected to chronic physical illnesses.

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    INTERPRETA, RETAIL KIOSK OPERATOR HIGI WILL SHARE DATA TO IMPROVE POPULATION HEALTH

    Aug 22, 2017

    Partnership hopes to incorporate genomic data to foster precision medicine, improve care. Health IT vendors Interpreta and Higi are partnering to integrate biometric data from Higi with clinical, claims and genomic data from Interpreta.

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    IMPRIVATA JOINS COMMONWELL HEALTH ALLIANCE TO PUSH INTEROPERABILITY

    Aug 21, 2017

    Imprivata, a health IT security company, has joined the CommonWell Health Alliance, a not-for-profit trade association whose aim is to create universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network. Imprivata will contribute its expertise in the area of positive patient identificat...

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    IBM AND JDRF BRING MACHINE LEARNING TO TYPE 1 DIABETES RESEARCH

    Aug 20, 2017

    IBM is teaming up with a new organization - the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund - to tackle a disease: type 1 diabetes. New York City-based JDRF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to type 1 diabetes T1D research and advocacy. Through their collaboration, IBM will apply machine learning techniques...

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    PENN MEDICINE CIO WEIGHS IN ON PRECISION MEDICINE

    Aug 17, 2017

    As the precision medicine movement gains speed in healthcare, Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine is looking to take advantage of all it has to offer. Its efforts have undoubtedly been noteworthy. In January 2016, it founded the Penn Center for Precision Medicine, which focuses on precision medicine de...

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    MAP HEALTH ADOPTS HEALTH LANGUAGE SYSTEM FOR POPULATION HEALTH PLATFORM

    Aug 17, 2017

    MAP Health Management, a vendor of telehealth systems and other health IT for behavioral health providers, is integrating Health Language, a terminology management system from Wolters Kluwer Health, to enhance interoperability and support more compliant data exchange within its behavioral health pla...

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    WILL A CONCIERGE SERVICE STARTUP MAKE A DENT IN FULFILLING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ORDERS?

    Aug 16, 2017

    Phil, a startup seeking to reduce the number of prescription drug orders that go unfilled, has closed a $10 million funding round. The two-year-old San Francisco-based company plans to use the capital to boost its customer base of independently owned pharmacies. Among the company’s new investo...

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    MEDISAFE EXPANDS MEDICATION ADHERENCE RESEARCH SERVICE FOR PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCE CUSTOMERS

    Aug 16, 2017

    Medisafe, a digital health business that developed a wireless pill bottle and companion app to remind people to take their prescription meds and track adherence levels, has tweaked and expanded a market research service aimed at pharma companies. It builds on a medication adherence analysis product ...

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    NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS UTILIZES ACCELLION PLATFORM FOR SECURELY SHARING PHI

    Aug 15, 2017

    NYC Health + Hospitals has turned to Accellion for assistance in patient data-related collaboration. The health system will use Accellion‘s kiteworks platform to ensure physicians can securely share patient data with internal staff and external partners, such as insurance providers and city an...

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    HAPPIFY HEALTH RAISES $9M TO EXPAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESEARCH BUSINESS

    Aug 15, 2017

    Happify Health, a digital health business in the subsector of behavioral health, has raised a fresh round of capital following the launch of a b2b business model last fall and roll out of a research unit, Happify Labs. TT Capital Partners, based in Minneapolis, led the $9 million round for the New Y...

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    COLOR GENOMICS ADDS FIRST CARDIOVASCULAR TEST BUT IS IT ADDING VALUE OR A NEEDLESS EXPENSE?

    Aug 11, 2017

    This week Color Genomics took the wraps off its first cardiovascular test for hereditary high cholesterol disorder —Familial Hypercholesterolemia FH, a condition which increases the likelihood of developing coronary heart disease. The condition affects one in every 250 people, according to a p...

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    MANAGING POST-AMPUTATION PAIN WITH NEUROSTIMULATION, NEUROS MEDICAL RAISES $20M

    Aug 10, 2017

    Neuros Medical is a medical device company harnessing neurostimulation to treat the chronic pain that lingers after limbs have been amputated. The Cleveland, Ohio-based business has closed a $20 million funding round to complete clinical trials for its pain management technology and submit an applic...

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    BUOY HEALTH RAISES $6.7M FOR SMARTER TRIAGE TOOL AIMED AT HOSPITALS AND PAYERS

    Aug 09, 2017

    Symptom checkers or automated triage tools? Whatever you call them, the accuracy of these programs is often faulty because the advice tends to rely on the assumptions buried in the questions it triggers, according to Boston-based Buoy Health Cofounder and CEO Dr. Andrew Le. He believes his business ...

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    STAR TREK STETHOSCOPES? WHAT NEXT-GEN MED STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW

    Aug 09, 2017

    Hundreds of miles away, our patient has just used his personal Tricorder yes, like the ones in Star Trek for the daily evaluation of his systems. Just like on the U.S.S. Enterprise, the tricorder quickly compares the patient’s biometric information against his personal records, as well as a gl...

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    REMOTE MONITORING STARTUP FOR SMOKING CESSATION RAISES $6M TO ADD CAREGIVING SUPPORT

    Aug 08, 2017

    Somatix, an Israeli digital health company using wearables to track unhealthy behaviors and send timely alerts to change the user’s behavior, has raised $6 million in a Series A round. The fundraise is intended to add new products to a pipeline that started with smoking cessation program Smoke...

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    GROOVE HEALTH SECURES $1.6 MILLION FOR MEDICATION ADHERENCE PLATFORM

    Aug 08, 2017

    Groove Health, a Chicago-based startup working in the medication adherence space, has raised $1.6 million in funding, according to a company announcement. In a recent phone interview, founder and CEO Andrew Hourani said the startup is not releasing names of investors at this time. He noted that part...

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    SMART PATIENTS TEAMS UP WITH COLON CANCER ALLIANCE TO GAIN ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIAL SEARCH TOOL

    Aug 08, 2017

    Smart Patients, a patient community founded by a former Google health strategist Roni Zeiger and Gilles Frydman, the president of the Association of Cancer Online Resources, has teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance. The move is designed to help Smart Patient members identify and locate appropria...

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    PHILADELPHIA AS A LABORATORY FOR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION: A CONVERSATION WITH GARY KURTZMAN OF SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS

    Aug 08, 2017

    In his role as senior VP and managing director of Safeguard Scientifics, a venture capital firm based just outside Philadelphia, Gary Kurtzman leads the firm’s healthcare investments. So he’s perhaps a bit biased when he says that Philadelphia is the center of the healthcare universe, as...

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    WE NEED A FUTURES MARKET FOR HEALTHCARE AND 3 MORE TAKEAWAYS FROM BIDEN CANCER INITIATIVE PRESIDENT

    Aug 03, 2017

    For years tensions have simmered between electronic medical record vendors, patients and providers on the topics of interoperability and patients access to their medical records. And yet, it’s rare to hear the classic exchange - why do you want access to your entire electronic medical record a...

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    AETNA AND OAK STREET HEALTH WANT TO HELP MEDICARE PATIENTS

    Aug 03, 2017

    Primary care for Medicare patients shouldn’t be so difficult right? That’s what Aetna and Oak Street Health think. The two are teaming up to improve care for said patient population in Illinois. Through their partnership, Chicago-based Oak Street will be able to see Aetna Medicare Advant...

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    VIRTUAL REALITY HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN CANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

    Aug 03, 2017

    Matthew Stoudt offers a simple test for anyone doubting the effect virtual reality could have on a hospital patient. He leads people to the edge of a ledge with a 500-foot drop. Then he asks them to take a step. Some of the 3,000 people who have taken his test do. But many, including one CEO, do not...

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    HERE’S WHAT’S EXCITING ABOUT FDA’S LATEST DIGITAL HEALTH PLANS AND WHAT’S TO COME

    Aug 02, 2017

    Expanding on the guidance it provided on June 15th, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration further clarified its plans with regard to regulation of digital health technologies in a new blog post last week. The most notable announcement, in addition to clarification on timelines for further guid...

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    HOW DOES MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER CHOOSE AND INTEGRATE NEW TECHNOLOGY?

    Aug 01, 2017

    At the MedCity CONVERGE conference this week, Rebecca Kaul, MD Anderson Cancer Center Chief Innovation Officer offered an overview on a topic familiar to other providers and often mystifying to new healthcare startups - how does it decide on which new technologies to integrate and why? Although she ...

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    DRCHRONO INJECTS FHIR SUPPORT INTO ITS EHR

    Aug 01, 2017

    EHR vendor drchrono has announced that its electronic health record, practice management and revenue cycle products now support the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources specification. With FHIR, drchrono said it is enabling 10 million patients to access to their healthcare information via the ...

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    PEW CALLS ON VA TO ENSURE INTEROPERABILITY, PATIENT MATCHING WITH CERNER EHR

    Aug 01, 2017

    Pew Charitable Trusts is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to prioritize patient matching, adopt better standards and improve interoperability as it transitions from VistA to a Cerner electronic health record. Outlined in a Tuesday letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, Pew&rsquo...

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    IT’S NOT A COMPETITION BUT KITE’S CAR-T THERAPY JUST CLAIMED A FIRST IN EUROPE

    Jul 31, 2017

    As Novartis awaits a final FDA ruling on its CAR-T therapy, Santa Monica, California-based Kite Pharma has jumped the Atlantic to file the first Marketing Authorization Application MAA with the European Medicines Agency EMA. Announced Monday, the MAA centers around axicabtagene ciloleucel axi-cel, a...

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    BIG DATA ANALYSIS FOR DRUG R&D GETS $10M DONATION FROM FACEBOOK COFOUNDER AND PEDIATRICIAN WIFE

    Jul 31, 2017

    A philanthropy created by Facebook Cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician, has made healthcare a top priority for its $3 billion initiative. But in a move independent of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chan and Zuckerberg have donated $10 million to the Ins...

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    HEALTHCARE CEO USES YOUTUBE TO UNVEIL JOB CUTS

    Jul 30, 2017

    Where you can find music videos, tutorials, breaking news and your job status? Last week, Charleston Area Medical Center Health System CEO David Ramsey utilized the platform to announce the system’s decision to eliminate 300 jobs by the end of the year. In the seven-minute video, Ramsey pointe...

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    WHISTLEBLOWERS: UNITED HEALTHCARE HID COMPLAINTS ABOUT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE

    Jul 28, 2017

    United Healthcare Services Inc., which runs the nation’s largest private Medicare Advantage insurance plan, concealed hundreds of complaints of enrollment fraud and other misconduct from federal officials as part of a scheme to collect bonus payments it didn’t deserve, a newly unsealed w...

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    AMAZON’S 1492 LAB IS REPORTEDLY EXPLORING EHRS AND TELEMEDICINE

    Jul 27, 2017

    A new player appears to be edging its way into the health tech space. Amazon, the e-commerce company known for selling everything from books to apparel, has created a secret lab called 1492 focused on healthcare technology, according to an article from CNBC. The report comes at the same time the Sea...

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    A COCHLEAR SOUND PROCESSOR MADE FOR APPLE MOBILE DEVICES GETS GREENLIGHT FROM FDA

    Jul 27, 2017

    Apple is continuing to bolster its profile in the medtech space, this time through Australian cochlear implant maker Cochlear Limited. The medical device business is launching the first implant sound processor made for iPhones, iPads and iPods in September after receiving clearance from the U.S. Foo...

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    NEW NONMETAL CERVICAL DISC SET TO REDUCE RADIATION EXPOSURE FOR PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY

    Jul 26, 2017

    Australian company Simplify Medical recently raised $21 million in a Series B round to support two pivotal clinical trials and commercialize its polymer/ceramic cervical device in Europe. The investment was led by Life Sciences Partners and included Sectoral Asset Management and existing investor M....

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    CVS, CLEVELAND CLINIC EXPAND AFFILIATION AS PHARMACY-HEALTH SYSTEM COLLABORATIONS CATCH ON

    Jul 25, 2017

    Hospitals and health systems are increasingly finding that collaborating with a pharmacy has its benefits. CVS Health and Cleveland Clinic figured that out long ago. For eight years, they have been working together to assist patients in Ohio and Florida. And to that end, they have expanded their exi...

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    OLYMPUS ORDERED TO PAY SEATTLE HOSPITAL $6.6M IN DAMAGES OVER SCOPES CONTAMINATED WITH SUPERBUG

    Jul 25, 2017

    A jury ordered the giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak - and told the hospital to pay $1 million to a deceased patient’s family. But jurors on Monday also handed the Tokyo-based manufacturer a key win, rej...

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    KKR’S $2.8B WEBMD ACQUISITION AND HOW SEARCHING FOR HEALTH INFORMATION HAS EVOLVED

    Jul 25, 2017

    Private equity giant KKR has acquired WebMD, which helped popularize the health information web search, in a $2.8 billion deal. As part of the deal, KKR will make WebMD websites aimed at consumers and clinicians, including Medscape, part of its Internet Brands unit, according to Reuters. Internet Br...

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    REPORT BREAKS DOWN HOW MUCH CONGRESSMEN ARE GETTING FROM PHARMA PACS

    Jul 24, 2017

    Two federal investigations - one examining opioid sales, another about a multiple sclerosis drug whose price had soared to $34,000 a vial - were only part of the troubles Mallinckrodt faced as the year began. The stock of the drugmaker, whose United States headquarters are in St. Louis, was tanking....

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    GOOGLE GLASS GAINS HEADWAY IN HEALTHCARE

    Jul 23, 2017

    Google Glass didn’t go over well in the consumer space. But now it’s turned its eyes to the business market, looking to industries like manufacturing and healthcare for renewed success. Last week, Google unveiled Glass Enterprise Edition, a new version of the technology catered to the wo...

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    CLOUDMINE BUILDS ROLE AS A STRATEGIC PLAYER AS HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS DATA NEEDS DEEPEN

    Jul 23, 2017

    Since Philadelphia-based CloudMine‘s launch in 2011, it has sought to offer specialized services for the pharma and healthcare industries to make it easier to develop, test, deploy and manage their mobile applications. These services are seen as a growth area for health IT vendors and nonhealt...

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    ALIVECOR WANTS TO ADDS ANOTHER AI CARDIOLOGY TOOL THROUGH MAYO CLINIC COLLABORATION

    Jul 20, 2017

    A few months ago AliveCor launched a clinician-facing app enlisting artificial intelligence to pick up signs of atrial fibrillation before patients experience a stroke. Now it wants to apply AI to another heart condition - a fatal heart rhythm disease called Long QT syndrome to prevent sudden cardia...

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    MERCK REVEALS PLANS FOR ROLE IN AUSTIN HEALTH INNOVATION HUB

    Jul 20, 2017

    As Austin sets out to build a health innovation zone, one interesting development is how Merck figures into those plans. This week Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that Merck would set up an IT hub, which is expected to create more than 600 jobs with the help of a $6 million Texas Enterprise Fun...

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    PREMIER TAKES ON THE OPIOID CRISIS WITH NATIONAL HOSPITAL INITIATIVE

    Jul 20, 2017

    Premier Inc. is tackling the opioid crisis with a new hospital-supported opioid safety pilot. The aim is to make care safer and reduce patient harm from opioid misuse, dependence and addiction, Premier announced July 19. The American Society of Anesthesiologists will be a key performance improvement...

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    CAPITOL HILL HEALTH BILL DRAMA IS LEAVING OBAMACARE EXCHANGES IN LIMBO

    Jul 19, 2017

    California’s Obamacare exchange scrubbed its annual rate announcement this week, the latest sign of how the ongoing political drama over the Affordable Care Act is roiling insurance markets nationwide. The exchange, Covered California, might not wrap up negotiations with insurers and announce ...

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    DARPA WANTS TO CHAT WITH 1 MILLION NEURONS THROUGH BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE PROGRAM

    Jul 18, 2017

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on neural interfaces since 1974, when agency-funded scientists used encephalogram signals to help participants move cursors around a maze. Now, through its Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program, the agency is sponsoring...

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    NEBRASKA MEDICAID PROGRAM GETS REVAMPED WITH THE HELP OF EDIFECS

    Jul 18, 2017

    The state of Nebraska is modernizing its Medicaid program. With the assistance of Edifecs, a health IT solutions company, Nebraska’s Medicaid program officially implemented and went live on a new electronic data interchange platform. Now, the Medicaid program’s transactions will be deplo...

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    AHA DISMAYED AT LACK OF MEANINGFUL USE RELIEF FROM CMS

    Jul 17, 2017

    Amid a slew of payment updates released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) last week, one issue was conspicuously absent: Relief from Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements. Although CMS provided some regulatory relief for physician under a proposed MACRA rule released last month, ...

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    ARIZ.’S DOCTOR SHORTAGE REFLECTS NATIONAL CRISIS; NURSES STRIKE CONTINUES AT TUFTS HOSPITAL

    Jul 17, 2017

    Media outlets report on coverage from Arizona, Massachusetts, D.C., New York, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, Kansas and Louisiana. For Heather Gijanto, going to the doctor means taking a day off work and driving at least 60 miles round trip from her home in McNeal, Ariz., to the town of Bisbe...

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    PUMA’S CONTROVERSIAL CANCER DRUG SECURES FDA APPROVAL

    Jul 17, 2017

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was forced to draw a line in the sand on Monday, with its approval of neratinib (Nerlynx), an adjuvant treatment for patients with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Manufactured by Los Angeles, California-based Puma Biotechnology, neratinib polarized expe...

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    ALLSCRIPTS VETERAN JOINS INTELISYS HEALTH TO ADVANCE DRUG PRICE DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

    Jul 17, 2017

    One aspect of the digital health boom has been the development of tools providing greater transparency for the diverse cost of medical procedures to employers and consumers. InteliSys Heath has taken its own approach to addressing the transparency debate. Instead of procedures, its focus has been pr...

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    HEALTHCARE PAYMENT ANALYSTS COTIVITI HOLDINGS ACQUIRES ROWDMAP IN $70M DEAL

    Jul 14, 2017

    Cotiviti Holdings, a health IT vendor that specializes in analyzing healthcare payments for accuracy, has slapped down $70 million for healthcare analytics business RowdMap based in Louisville. The acquisition is intended to diversify the company’s analytics tools. Doug Williams, Cotiviti CEO,...

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    NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN’S FORAY INTO PEDIATRIC TELEHEALTH

    Jul 13, 2017

    Healthcare giants are increasingly relying on telehealth to meet their patients needs. And NewYork-Presbyterian is no exception. New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital has unveiled Pediatric Urgent Care, a new telehealth offering. It is part of NYP OnDemand, a su...

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    MEDCITY INVITES DIGITAL HEALTH STARTUPS TO APPLY FOR INVEST TWIN CITIES PITCH PERFECT CONTEST

    Jul 12, 2017

    MedCity’s successful INVEST Pitch Perfect startup contest unveiled in Chicago during the annual INVEST conference in May 2017 is traveling to the Twin Cities. The contest is only open to digital health startups who will pitch to investors during the inaugural INVEST Twin Cities Conference, Oct...

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    WHY THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS OUR BEST BET TO BATTLE CANCER

    Jul 12, 2017

    It’s a big week for oncology and immunotherapy, as an FDA panel convenes on Wednesday to interrogate the first CAR-T therapy vying for approval. Developed by Novartis, the five-step approach seeks to harness and weaponize the patient’s own immune system to fight off late-stage blood canc...

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    SOLERA HEALTH RAISES $18M TO GROW NETWORK OF NONMEDICAL PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR CHRONIC DISEASE

    Jul 12, 2017

    Solera Health, a digital health business that developed an online marketplace for non-medical resources and support for diabetes prevention programs, has closed an $18 million Series B round. The new funding will support its expansion into nonmedical prevention programs for metabolic diseases and em...

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    ONC WEIGHS IN ON GIVING PATIENTS BETTER ACCESS TO THEIR HEALTH RECORDS

    Jul 12, 2017

    There’s no doubt about it: Data is crucial. And giving patients access to their own personal health data can make a difference in care coordination and preventing providers from unnecessarily repeating tests. Unfortunately, it’s not a walk in the park for patients to obtain access to the...

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    FORGET ANTIMICROBIALS, EVELO JUST RAISED $50M FOR ITS PRO-MICROBIAL APPROACH

    Jul 11, 2017

    Evelo Biosciences is doing pretty well for a preclinical company in an exploratory field. The 2014 startup has already executed a merger and raised $100 million in venture financing. The latest installment, announced Tuesday, came as a $50 million Series B courtesy of its founding and principal inve...

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    PROSCIA WANTS TO BRIDGE TECHNOLOGY GAP IN CANCER RESEARCH

    Jul 11, 2017

    A digital pathology startup founded by technologists from Johns Hopkins, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and the University of Pittsburgh wants to shake up the world of pathology. Several health IT companies have staked out niche parts of digital pathol...

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    WHERE’S THE DATA BEHIND CMS OBAMACARE COVERAGE MAP?

    Jul 10, 2017

    In mid-June, CMS released a fascinating map of the United States. The document shows a county by county analysis of how many insurers are expected to participate in the ACA exchanges next year. The original map - which reflected data accurate as of June 9 - showed 47 counties in Washington, Missouri...

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    ROCK HEALTH REPORT SHOWS MATURING DIGITAL HEALTH LANDSCAPE UNFAZED BY ACA REPEAL AND REPLACE EFFORTS

    Jul 10, 2017

    The number of digital health M&A deals in the first half of 2017 are down compared with the same period with the previous year and digital health initial public offerings IPOs are nonexistent for the year so far compared with 14 for the biotech sector, Rock Health noted in its half year digital ...

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    ONE HEALTH COMPANY BALANCES IMPROVING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND ETHICAL ANIMAL TESTING

    Jul 08, 2017

    The One Health Company, a contract research organization, understands the strong connection between pets and their owners in more ways than one. It is working to make biomedical research more efficient with a business that recognizes the similarities between certain diseases experienced by dogs and ...

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    ALPHABET VENTURE ARM GV, KHOSLA VENTURES CLAIM TOP SPOTS IN HEALTHCARE INVESTMENT RANKS

    Jul 06, 2017

    Healthcare investments hit $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2017, marking a spike in these deals and a milestone for the healthcare industry in general, according to StartUp Health’s half year report. The trend of fewer deals but with larger rounds continued, the report noted, with $6.5 b...

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    WE’RE NOT DONE WITH CHEMOTHERAPY, SO WHY NOT IMPROVE IT?

    Jul 06, 2017

    It’s hard to get excited about a modified chemotherapy drug in an era of personalized medicine, checkpoint inhibitors, and CAR-T immunotherapies. But it would be a mistake to not embrace a potential advance in this field, given the degree to which oncologists and even some other specialties, s...

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    KONICA MINOLTA ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS PRECISION MEDICINE PLAYER WITH $1B AMBRY GENETICS DEAL

    Jul 06, 2017

    Precision medicine is hot and Konica Minolta wants a piece of the action. To that end, its Healthcare Americas arm is paying $1 billion to acquire Ambry Genetics. Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) is helping to fund the deal. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas and INCJ will make an all-...

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    NANOBIOTIX LEVERAGES PHYSICS TO FIGHT CANCER

    Jul 06, 2017

    Radiation kills cancer cells, but it also takes healthy cells with them. The problem puts radiation oncologists in a bind – higher doses could cure more patients but the collateral damage would put them at greater risk. Paris-based Nanobiotix may have a solution. The company is developing a te...

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    ORANGE CARE GROUP, MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE COLLABORATE USING EPIC PLATFORM

    Jun 27, 2017

    Miami, Florida-based Orange Care Group and Hollywood, Florida-based Memorial Healthcare System have launched a partnership. Through it, Orange’s accountable care organizations and independent physician association and Memorial Healthcare are collaborating to adopt Epic’s Healthy Planet t...

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    GOOGLE TAKES STEPS TO MAKE PRIVATE MEDICAL RECORDS UNSEARCHABLE

    Jun 26, 2017

    Mountain View, California-based Google has begun removing people’s private medical records from its Search results. The internet giant made the change to its removal policies last week, according to The Guardian. “We want to organize the world’s information and make it universally ...

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    AN “OPENTABLE” APPROACH TO CLINICAL TRIAL RECRUITMENT

    Jun 23, 2017

    VitalTrax is less of a solution and more of an enabler. Why? Because there shouldn’t be a problem. Biopharma companies need to recruit patients as rapidly and as efficiently as possible for the success of their clinical trials. And patients; they want access to the best potential therapies. Ev...

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    HLTH PROMISES TO BE A NEW BREED OF HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE

    Jun 22, 2017

    With $5 million in venture funding and the leadership of top fintech and commerce event founders, HLTH promises to be a new breed of healthcare conference. The four-day event planned for May 2018 in Las Vegas, will cover the healthcare innovations that are driving quality improvements and cost reduc...

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    5 TAKEAWAYS FROM STANFORD MEDICINE’S REPORT ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF DIGITAL HEALTH

    Jun 22, 2017

    A new report from Stanford Medicine looking at the present and future of digital health draws some interesting conclusions on the impact virtual visits, wearables and predictive analytics will have on how healthcare is delivered in the future. Naturally, there are a good few challenges that stand in...

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    DIA GLOBAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE TALKS BIG DATA, PATIENT ENGAGEMENT AND PRECISION MEDICINE

    Jun 21, 2017

    At the Drug Information Association annual meeting, DIA Global Chief Executive Barbara Lopez Kunz sat down for an exclusive interview, during which she shared her passion for DIA, patient engagement and the future of healthcare. I was trained as a researcher and my background is in polymer scie...

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    OSCAR HEALTH SHARES EXPANSION PLANS FOR FIVE STATES IN 2018

    Jun 21, 2017

    Technology-driven health insurance startup Oscar Health has filed to either debut or expand in health insurance markets in five states in 2018, including New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, California and Tennessee, according to a blog post by cofounder and CEO Mario Schlosser. The move marks the company&rsquo...

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    DIGITAL PHYSICAL THERAPY BUSINESS PHYSITRACK TEAMS UP WITH SPECIALIST EMR VENDOR RAINTREE SYSTEMS

    Jun 20, 2017

    In a bid to expand the U.S. market for its remote monitoring tool to boost patient engagement for physical therapy regimens, UK-based Physitrack has partnered with Raintree Systems, a specialist electronic medical record vendor with a focus on EMRs for rehabilitation providers. As part of the agreem...

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    STRYKER BUYS CANADIAN IMAGING TECHNOLOGY FIRM FOR $701M

    Jun 19, 2017

    Stryker announced Monday that it is acquiring a Canadian imaging firm for $701 million. Novadaq, a public company based in Missisauga, Canada makes fluorescence imaging technology that allows surgeons to see in real time blood flow in vessels, and related tissue perfusion in a variety of surgic...

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    PERKINELMER SCOOPS UP GERMAN DIAGNOSTICS COMPANY FOR $1.3B

    Jun 19, 2017

    Underscoring the increasingly global nature of the life science industry, Waltham, Massachusetts-based PerkinElmer announced on Monday plans to acquire Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics AG, a Lübeck, Germany-based diagnostics company with a focus on allergies, autoimmune, and infectious ...

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    EPIC AND M*MODAL TEAM UP TO USE AI FOR EHR WORKFLOW

    Jun 19, 2017

    Franklin, Tennessee-based M*Modal has enhanced its artificial intelligence solutions to support Verona, Wisconsin-based Epic’s NoteReader Clinical Documentation Improvement tool. NoteReader CDI utilizes the M*Modal Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation technology. M*Modal’s...

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    TELADOC ACQUIRES BEST DOCTORS IN $440M DEAL TO BOOST INTERNATIONAL CLOUT

    Jun 19, 2017

    In its largest acquisition to date and one of the top digital health deals of the year, Teladoc has acquired second opinion service Best Doctors in a $440 million deal, including $375 million cash and $65 million in equity. As 40 percent of Best Doctors’ revenue is generated outside the U.S., ...

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    HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH JOINS FORCES WITH NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION LAB

    Jun 16, 2017

    The Ideation Program for Healthcare aims to foster and incubate new IT or best practices that improve the healthcare experience. Hackensack Meridian Health is the first member of a new incubator program from the The New Jersey Innovation Institute. NJII, part of the New Jersey Institute of Technolog...

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    CLEVELAND CLINIC TO BUILD PRECISION MEDICINE RESEARCH PROGRAM FOCUSED ON DEMENTIA

    Jun 16, 2017

    Cleveland Clinic is putting together a national research consortium focused on understanding what causes dementia and how best to diagnose it. The new Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium will also build a national, coordinated registry for clinical data. Principal investigator James Leverenz, ...

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    JEFFERSON HEALTH UTILIZES QLIK FOR ANALYTICS SUPPORT

    Jun 15, 2017

    Philadephia, Pennsylvania-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health are leveraging Qlik‘s capabilities to improve patient care through data analytics. Specifically, TJU and Jefferson Health are utilizing Qlik Sense, a flexible product geared toward assisting with data visuali...

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    OSCAR HEALTH AND CLEVELAND CLINIC ARE OFFERING INSURANCE PLANS IN OHIO

    Jun 15, 2017

    New York City-based Oscar Health and Cleveland Clinic are jointly offering health insurance plans on and off the exchanges in Ohio, with coverage beginning in January 2018. The Cleveland Clinic | Oscar individual health plans will be available to those in the northeastern Ohio counties of Cuyah...

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    MASSCHALLENGE’S DIGITAL HEALTH PROGRAM GETS FUNDING RENEWED

    Jun 14, 2017

    MassChallenge marked the end of its first digital health cohort PULSE MassChallenge with assurances from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker that the Commonwealth would back a second class of digital health businesses and provide funding for health technology innovation center TechSpring.

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    ROWDMAP TAKES ON CHALLENGE OF USING DATA ANALYTICS TO STEER HOSPITALS TO HIGH VALUE CARE

    Jun 13, 2017

    Healthcare spending continues to rise, as many patients know. According to the Institute of Medicine, more than one-third of healthcare spending is wasteful. To rein in costs, more health systems across the U.S. are looking to do away with care that is of little or no value to patients. That&rs...

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    MYHEALTHTEAMS RAISES $7.3M TO GIVE FULLER PICTURE OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE TO PHARMA SECTOR

    Jun 12, 2017

    MyHealthTeams, a network of 24 patient communities that connects patients with each other and works with biotech and pharma companies to provide insights on clinical trial design and patient education for their products, has closed a $7.3 million Series C round. The new funding will be used to conti...

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    THIS MICROSOFT TEAM VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO DEVELOP A SIDS RESEARCH TOOL

    Jun 12, 2017

    Thirteen and a half years ago, John Kahan and his family went through what Kahan describes as “by far the worst tragedy any human can experience:” they lost their baby son, Aaron. Aaron died of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. And tragically, Kahan’s experience isn’t al...

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    CAN FLATIRON HEALTH REDEEM EHRS?

    Jun 11, 2017

    EHRs have come to represent necessary evils in healthcare. Millions have been invested in EHR implementations and in some instances, they have become technologies that providers love to hate. One company, however, is attempting to redefine (and potentially redeem) what an EHR — as created...

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    ENDO PHARMA IN WITHDRAWAL: FDA REQUESTS OPIOID DRUG’S REMOVAL FROM THE MARKET

    Jun 09, 2017

    In a first for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the regulator has requested Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) opioid drug from the market. The move follows an FDA advisory committee vote of 18-8 in March concluding the drug’s risks were ...

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    CAREVIVE SCORES BIG DEAL WITH CERNER TO INTEGRATE ITS ONCOLOGY SOFTWARE

    Jun 09, 2017

    Carevive, a health IT startup cofounded by oncology nurses, has landed a deal with global electronic health record vendor Cerner, positioning the Philadelphia and Miami-based company to significantly expand its business. The company’s software is designed to efficiently produce comprehensive c...

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    HARVARD UNIVERSITY SPINOUT RAISES $10M TO ADVANCE PLATELET BIOREACTOR TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 08, 2017

    Boston-based Platelet BioGenesis has received $10 million in Series A financing to move their platelet manufacturing technology forward. The financing round for the Harvard University spinout was led by Qiming U.S. Healthcare Fund and included Vivo Capital, eCoast Angels and other investors.

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    CONNECTED HEALTH AND SAFETY BUSINESS FOR SENIORS, GREATCALL, FINDS EXIT DOOR IN PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL

    Jun 08, 2017

    GreatCall, a San Diego company that developed connected health and safety devices to help seniors age in place, has been snapped up by private equity firm GTCR.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42454245

    STARTUP VERICRED WANTS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS

    Jun 07, 2017

    Health startup Vericred is seeking to alleviate a problem in the world of healthcare: undisclosed changes in provider networks. The New York City, New York-based healthcare data services company has launched a new service, called provider-network notifications. With it, carriers can inform pati...

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42464246

    JOINT INJURY DIAGNOSTICS BUSINESS TRICE MEDICAL RAISES $19.3M FOLLOWING FDA DEVICE CLEARANCE

    Jun 07, 2017

    In a push to develop alternative imaging technologies, medtech companies have been developing mobile devices that are small enough to be used at the patient’s bedside or examining room with applications ranging from concussion detection to fetal exams.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42414241

    EKO GETS FDA CLEARANCE FOR DIGITAL STETHOSCOPE WITH ECG

    Jun 07, 2017

    Eko has secured 510(k) clearance for a second digital stethoscope that also has a 1-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) as well as heart sounds. In a phone interview, Eko CEO Connor Landgraf said Eko DUO heart monitor would be used to improve patient monitoring for heart conditions and simplify heart exam...

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42424242

    APPLE’S SMARTWATCH SOFTWARE UPGRADE SEEK TO EXPAND MEDTECH APPLICATIONS, FITNESS MOTIVATION

    Jun 05, 2017

    The first day of Apple’s annual worldwide developers conference called attention to some upgrades for its Apple Watch with the OS4 smartwatch software, particularly for health and fitness, in a livestreamed version of the event.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42374237

    UNSURPRISINGLY, HHS TASK FORCE FINDS HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY IS IN DIRE NEED OF IMPROVEMENT

    Jun 05, 2017

    The HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force issued a report to Congress last Friday. The lengthy document keys in on the current state of cybersecurity in the U.S. healthcare system and gives multiple recommendations for how to solve this ever-growing threat.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42384238

    MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING AND PHILIPS WANT TO UPGRADE PRECISION ONCOLOGY

    Jun 04, 2017

    The organizations will focus on using precision diagnostics to dig deeper into what causes cancer at the single-cell level. By taking such a sharp focus, MSK and Philips will work to uncover the best ways to resolve the differences both in and between tumors.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42324232

    THREE PERSPECTIVES ON HOW AMAZON COULD DISRUPT THE PHARMACY SPACE

    Jun 02, 2017

    News that Amazon plans to make a major push in the pharmacy sector has been greeted with a mix of perspectives for what a huge business with killer logistics could do to disrupt this portion of healthcare for better (or worse).

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42334233

    ECLINICALWORKS TO PAY $155 MILLION TO SETTLE FALSE CLAIMS SUIT

    Jun 01, 2017

    Westborough, Massachusetts-based EHR vendor eClinicalWorks and some of its employees will pay $155 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit, which claims the vendor falsely said its software met Meaningful Use requirements.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42274227

    SEMA4, A MOUNT SINAI SPINOUT, LAUNCHES WITH A FOCUS ON GENOMICS

    Jun 01, 2017

    Pronounced “semaphore,” the company will utilize genomic and clinical data to transform overall clinical diagnostics. By combining everything from predictive modeling to open access data, it aims to be able to better treat and diagnose diseases.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42284228

    SAP HEALTH AND STARTUP HEALTH ARE ON THE HUNT FOR STARTUPS

    May 31, 2017

    Earlier this year, StartUp Health and SAP Health discussed a new collaboration in which they would recruit up to 15 healthcare startups for a program giving them access not only to SAP’s HANA platform but also membership in the StartUp Health Academy.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42254225

    OUTCOME HEALTH SETS SIGHTS ON 70% OF PHYSICIAN PRACTICES WITH $500M FUNDRAISE

    May 31, 2017

    More than six months after Outcome Health (formerly ContextMedia) acquired another healthcare content provider Accent Health, the 11-year-old business has closed its first financing — a $500 million growth equity round.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42264226

    SOME HEART ATTACK PATIENTS MAY NOT BENEFIT FROM BETA BLOCKERS

    May 29, 2017

    New research challenges established medical practice that all heart attack patients should be on beta blockers. The study - by a research team at the University of Leeds - looked at patients who had a heart attack but did not suffer heart failure - a complication of a heart attack where the heart mu...

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42134213

    AURORA NAMED EXCLUSIVE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF SUMMERFEST

    May 02, 2017

    Aurora Health Care often delivers on its purpose of helping people live well by collaborating with like-minded organizations to support their shared communities. It is in that spirit that Aurora announced today that it will be the exclusive health care provider for Summerfest.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=41954195

    AURORA CANCER CARE LAUNCHES PRECISION MEDICINE PROGRAM TO BRING GREATER CANCER TREATMENT OPTIONS TO PATIENTS

    Apr 24, 2017

    Aurora Cancer Care has launched a new oncology precision medicine program that will help physicians and researchers provide more care options for patients whose cancer is resistant to conventional treatment options like radiation and chemotherapy.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=41964196

    NEW PRESIDENT OF FRESENIUSRX TO BUILD ON COMPANY’S SUCCESS IN CONTRIBUTING TO POSITIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

    Apr 13, 2017

    FreseniusRx, a nationwide pharmacy focused on medication access and adherence for patients on dialysis, announced today that it has named Randell (RJ) Correia, PharmD, as its new President. In this role, Correia will oversee the planning and execution of FreseniusRx’s growth strategies at a ti...

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=42204220

    AURORA BEGINS PROCESS TO BUILD REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL, OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER AND MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING IN EASTERN SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

    Apr 11, 2017

    Aurora Health Care today announced it has signed a letter of intent with Kohler Co., initiating a process which would allow Aurora to build a replacement hospital and new outpatient surgery center and medical office building immediately east of Interstate 43 in the Village of Kohler.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=41974197

    POLITICAL BATTLES ARE A 'DISTRACTION' FOR HEALTH-CARE BUSINESS, CEO SAYS

    Apr 02, 2017

    "If you're in business, great huge shocks from the political system are always a distraction," Jonathan Bush, athenahealth CEO and co-founder, told CNBC's "On The Money" in an interview. "Anything that stays still for us to do our work is good."

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=40864086

    AURORA TO OPEN AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER, MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING IN 84SOUTH DEVELOPMENT

    Mar 30, 2017

    Aurora Health Care today announced plans to build an ambulatory surgery center and medical office building in the rapidly growing 84South development in Greenfield. When complete, the $55.5 million project will enhance patient access to a variety of services, including general surgery, orthopedics, ...

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=41984198

    DR. PATRICK CATALANO WILL LEAD NIH FUNDED, CLEVELAND-BASED STUDY AIMED AT PREVENTING CHILDHOOD OBESITY

    Mar 29, 2017

    Obesity affects 1 in 6 children and teens in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=40834083

    2018 DILEMMA FOR REPUBLICANS: WHICH WAY NOW ON OBAMACARE?

    Mar 28, 2017

    As they come to terms with their humiliating failure to undo the Affordable Care Act, Republicans eyeing next year’s congressional campaign are grappling with a new dilemma.

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    https://Healthcare.report/news-article.aspx?ID=40744074