October 2016

FDA finds 17 hospitals failed medical device reporting standards
Acelity Embarks Upon the Next Frontier in Advanced Wound Therapy with the Launch of a Telehealth Solution for the Home Care Setting
20 hospitals get failing safety grade from Leapfrog
More money, better outcomes don't equate in cancer treatment
5 recommendations to reduce, prevent opioid overdoses
Premium assistance programs lead to fights between insurers, hospitals
Multidrug resistant HIV meets its match in ibalizumab
U.S. Supreme Court to take up nursing home arbitration case
5 things to know about the Chronic Care Act
Team hopes pill can prevent accumulation of Alzheimer's-causing toxic proteins
Are we truly taking advantage of technology?
Mobile apps improve control for those with type 2 diabetes
ACC, AHA combining hospital accreditation services
Hospitals, health plans incorrectly omitted from Illinois ACA exchange
Robotics, virtual games improve motor recovery in stroke patients
6 things to know about consumers’ healthcare policy priorities
WellCare Piloting In-Home Telemonitoring Program to Monitor Patient Vital Signs in Real Time
Antibiotics, infection and patients who share hospital beds
Largest Medicaid insurer in Mass. stops taking new members
Electronic prescriptions lead to better adherence rates for medications
Aging gracefully? Older blood just as effective in transfusions
Kaleo bringing back EpiPen-like device in 2017
HCA transferring ownership of Okla. hospitals for $750 million
Facebook reveals mental illness, may offer avenue for treatment
How Purdue Pharma stopped insurer efforts to limit OxyContin prescriptions
Eat all the PB&J sandwiches you want—as long as you have an allergy patch
Price transparency led patients to choose lower-cost hospitals
Vermont approves all-payer, ACO-like system
One patient: C’mon, doc, EHRs aren’t all bad
3 things to know: HHS report measures progress toward value-based care
Telerehabilitation helps treat breast cancer, reduce side effects
Medtronic’s ‘artificial pancreas’ doesn’t fix biggest problems for diabetics
Aetna CEO: ACA return possible, but not until 2019
3D printer produces 'heart on a chip'
Hackers crack into Baystate Health, access info for as many as 13,000
Can exoskeletons speed recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries?
Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health exploring merger
FDA approves Merck’s Keytruda for lung cancer treatment
Medication error during Alliana nurses' strike changed hospital’s CMS status
CMS opens more alternative payment models for MACRA bonus
One nurse's goal: Making small print a big deal
Solutions for Succeeding under Risk-Based Payment Models Topic of AMGA 2016 Institute for Quality Leadership
PhRMA raises dues for drug companies
Benchmark ACA premiums up 25% for 2017
Computer program beats clinicians in diagnosing eye spasms
BeeWell Launches Mobile App for Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina, Guides Patients Through Care
new book explains how information technology is changing Healthcare for the better
Precision biomarkers may improve breast cancer treatment
CMS star ratings criticized for ignoring socioeconomic factors
Fewer physicians, pharmacies faced DEA investigations as opioid addictions grew
Too few medical school grads choose family medicine
Enhanced recovery programs inform patients while decreasing pain, length of stay
Hospital, insurer, pharma lobbyists push back against public option
California’s ‘surprise’ medical bill law targeted by lawsuit
Clarius brings ultrasounds to your smartphone
Pediatricians recommend leaving children out of social media
Sysmex Canada introduces new hematology analyzers
President Obama defends ACA while calling premium increases ‘growing pains’
Pediatricians provide guidelines for children and digital technology
First advanced certification for total hip, knee replacement awarded by Joint Commission
Complete digital home health solution gathers data from wearables and connected devices and makes it meaningful and actionable for clinicians, caregivers, patients and family members
CMS funding quality initiatives focused on both local and national improvement
AAAASF names new president
Smartphone can track calories, but can't keep the weight off
Pricey hospitals don’t change after negative publicity
Hospitals once sold cigarettes—what other practices will soon seem silly?
TriNetX partners with UC Health to offer more access to clinical trials
Casamba merges with HealthWyse, TherapySource
Sparta Systems launches cloud-based Stratas Quality Management
Orbita introduces HIPAA-compliant home health monitoring system
Boston Scientific introduces flexible hemostatic clip
Validic, Sutter Health partnership tests data transfer of wearables
St. Joseph Health pays $2.14 million for patient information breach
Healthgrades ranks top 50 hospitals based on clinical outcomes
St. Jude Medical forms cyber security board
UPMC’s acquisition of Susquehanna Health comes with $500 million in improvements
Pocket-sized labs: Smartphones could be latest tool in detecting cancer
ACA insurers get bigger premium hikes than requested
HHS more optimistic on ACA enrollment than financial analysts
Lazarex, ORIEN partnership hopes to expand cancer patients in clinical trials
Primary care physicians criticized for weak response to opioid addiction
‘It’s an outrage’: Psychiatric patients face long waits, stays in unprepared EDs
Lupus Research Alliance introduces clinical trial network
Fitness trackers shed light on patients' postoperative recovery
Mistakenly removing healthy kidney may cost hospital Medicare funding
CMS sued over long-term care rule
FDA awards 21 grants focusing on the treatment of rare diseases
How high-deductible health plans frustrate physicians
CMS primary care initiative meeting quality, savings goals
BCBS of Texas will launch new plan for children with demanding, complex conditions
ACA exchange enrollment could decrease in 2017
Vaccine may provide a 'functional cure' for herpes
The uneven heart monitoring results of fitness trackers
Is Twitter a secret weapon for improving public health?
ACEP picks new president-elect, board members
HemaTerra introduces scheduling system for blood clinics, hospitals
Pinnacle-Penn State Hershey merger called off after loss in court
Corindus Vascular Robotics Appoints Suzette Jaskie Vice President Global Medical Affairs
Utah exec’s ‘holy grail’ of healthcare starts with listening to patients
New drug price transparency bill aimed at pharma ‘price gouging’