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The study will examine the immuno-genetic underpinnings of the respiratory infection caused by inhalation of fungal spores—known as Coccidioides—endemic to soils of the U.S. Southwest.

 

In a new analysis funded by Physicians for Fair Coverage, researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research organization, today announced results of a study that found the FAIR Health database currently offers advantages over other national datasets and state All Payers Claims Data (APCDs) for the purpose of identifying a standard benchmark for out-of-network physician rates for medical services.

The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it implements a new strategy for combating the nation’s opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlined the strategy Wednesday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. 

Providers who want to take advantage of value-based reimbursements and avoid MACRA penalties in 2018 must act fast – Caravan Health, the market leader in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), has extended its deadline for consideration in a 2018 ACO to April 30, 2017.

Building on their recent research focusing on a peptide, pNaKtide, designed to block the oxidant amplifying function of the cellular sodium-potassium pump, researchers at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully demonstrated that pNaKtide can attenuate the development of experimental nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis.

Oncology community professionals are concerned about the ability of their patients to access cancer screening and treatment under the proposed American Health Care Act, according to a survey conducted March 23–24, 2017 at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

 As a Bronze Sponsor of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin SummitProove® Biosciences, Inc. announces the first-ever peer-reviewed published clinical study analyzing genetics, environmental, and lifestyle factors to accurately predict prescription opioid abuse.

Hundreds of emergency and mobile healthcare professionals, representing emergency medical services (EMS) in almost every U.S. state, will assemble on Capitol Hill to request support from congressional leaders on issues vital to the health and safety of every community in our nation.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announced a new strategic "Future of Health Care" initiative today aimed at addressing health care cost challenges in Minnesota and beyond

Sovereign Health, a national behavioral health system, surpassed the national average performance of 50 other organizations across the country, according to data by McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate.

A 42-year-old female diagnosed with liver metastases has become the first cancer patient at Mediclinic City Hospital to be treated with a revolutionary form of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT).

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the American Hospital Association (AHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio ProgramTM (Portfolio Program). Hospitals and health systems participating in the AHA’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) can now facilitate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 21 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.   

LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's preeminent lung cancer research foundation, today announced that Alice T. Shaw, MD, PhD, has joined LUNGevity's Scientific Advisory Board, a group of 20 world-renowned scientists and researchers that guides LUNGevity's research program. 

eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of clinically informed referral solutions, has been named a 2017 Top Workplaces by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. The company was also the recipient of the “Clued-In Senior Management” award based on employee’s reviews.  The Top Workplaces awards are based solely on the results of an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC.

 HIMSS saw a spike in healthcare leaders’ interest in interoperability education at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, according to attendance data from the event. Compared to HIMSS16, attendance more than doubled at the redesigned HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, a 34,000-square-foot exhibition displaying, in real-time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace.

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today unveiled "Share the Savings," a new campaign to educate the public about the lack of rebate pass-through for commercially insured patients with high deductibles and coinsurance.

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare analytics company, announced that the Mercy Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the state of Iowa, has chosen Innovaccer’s proprietary platform ‘Datashop’ to drive end-to-end value-based care initiatives in their organisation. 

The AHA today urged Congress to provide law enforcement and other appropriate agencies with the resources to investigate cyber attacks and proactively prevent them.

An arbitration panel recently awarded $18.3 million to the bankruptcy estate of a Dallas company that claimed it was fraudulently lured into a licensing deal to sell a medical laser machine used by doctors.

The I-PASS Study Group based out of Boston Children's Hospital has been named the recipient of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the National Level presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF). The award, presented during NQF's 2017 Annual Conference in Pentagon City, Virginia, is the foremost award in the United States recognizing contributions to patient safety.

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