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John Gregory
Senior Writer
John joined TriMed in 2016, focusing on healthcare policy and regulation. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, he worked at FM News Chicago and Rivet News Radio, and worked on the state government and politics beat for the Illinois Radio Network. Outside of work, you may find him adding to his never-ending graphic novel collection.

First-year enrollment at medical schools in the U.S. has gone up by 28 percent since 2002, but schools have told the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) they have concerns there aren’t enough residency slots to match that growth.

 - Physician leaders wanted for transition to high-value care

Turnover among hospital CEOs was 18 percent in 2016, the same as in the prior two years, but remains among “the highest rates calculated in the last two decades,” according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, has announced the beginning of a beta test to roll out the Precision Medicine Initiative, an effort to amass health information from one million people for a nation research database

The U.S. Senate will be on break until June 3, but Senate Republican staff are expected to spend the recess drafting its own version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

 - American Health Care Act

Organizations representing hospitals and specialties reacted negatively to an estimate the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement passed by House Republicans would result in 23 million fewer people having insurance by 2026.

The methodology for ranking the country’s best children’s hospitals in U.S. News and World Report will contain “several noteworthy changes” affecting the top 10 overall list and the rankings for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.

 - HIMSS 2017

Reducing funding to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) from $60 million to $38 million, as the Trump administration has proposed, may hamper advancements in interoperability and the goals of 21st Century Cures Act, according to several leading health IT groups.

Twenty five counties in Missouri are at risk of having no insurer offering coverage through the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018 after Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City announced it was pulling out of the market in 2018.

 - Wearable

When it comes to tracking calories, wearables like Apple Watch and Fitbit often provide very inaccurate information, according to Stanford University researchers.

 - U.S. Congress

The Congressional Budget Office has released its updated report on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement passed by House Republicans would still erase the recent gains in insurance coverage and potentially price less healthy enrollees out of the individual market.