February 2018

Physicians spend 30% of visit time working on EHRs
ECG on smartwatch accurately detects AFib
Geisinger names Kevin Roberts new CFO
Internet searches about heart disease track geographical, seasonal hospitalization trends
Rhode Island’s Lifespan in talks for collaboration with Partners HealthCare, Care New England
Sister company of Google wants to bid on managed care
Machine learning predicts heart attack with 94% accuracy
The US today: Best and worst states for healthcare
New opioid legislation includes 3-day limit on initial prescriptions
The hot topics of HIMSS18: AI, Amazon and analytics
Samsung, UCSF launch smartphone app to research blood pressure, stress
3D tool provides insight into enhanced cancer care
Shared decision-making decreases rates of LVAD
HIMSS18: Health IT should support communication, not replace it—or else you’re risking lawsuits
App cuts heart attack readmissions by 16% in small study
How a Chicago health system is tackling racial disparities
ACOs save by shifting away from inpatient, post-acute care
Why MIPS should be replaced
Apple opening health clinics for its employees
20 states sue to end ACA after mandate repeal
Stress harms staff ability to deal with disasters
Philips telehealth ICU program saves $62M at Avera Heath
Warren Buffett: Healthcare venture with Amazon, JPMorgan not aimed at small savings
VoCare Develops the World's First Mobile Professional Grade Medical Multi-Diagnostic Device
4 recommendations to combat malicious use of AI
Method extracts EHR data for improved psychiatric care
InstaMed’s Deirdre Ruttle: ‘Very little tolerance’ for inefficiency as Apple, Amazon make waves
Expanding short-term insurance would increase premiums, uncompensated care
Non-ACA-compliant plans in spotlight in Idaho, Iowa
DOJ tackles cyber threats with new task force
30% of physicians meet criteria for burnout
What the AMA suggests Congress includes in opioid legislation
Bright idea: LED lighting may improve healthcare settings
AG Mednet Achieves EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and U.S.-Swiss Privacy Framework Compliance
UnitedHealth pushing new bundled payment initiatives
Steward may move HQ from Boston to Dallas
Groups shrug off HHS scrapping Obama-era goal on value-based care
Black patients less likely to be offered or receive knee replacement
AHA appoints John Riggi as senior adviser for cybersecurity, risk
Researchers develop low-cost sensor for motion monitoring
At-home blood-pressure monitoring could reduce hypertension hospital visits for expecting mothers
HIMSS18: 5 questions with CHIME-HIMSS CIO of the Year Randy McCleese
5 things to know about liberal group’s ‘Medicare Extra’ plan
Reducing readmissions with lay health workers
Power struggle threatens Atrium-UNC Health merger
Healthcare aims to improve utilization of AI
Siemens, 8 partners sign charter to improve cybersecurity
Cardiac medical devices could be at risk to hacking
Practice Fusion users will have to pay for software after Allscripts acquisition
Bon Secours, Mercy Health announce merger
How hospitals are measuring, addressing social determinants of health
Q&A: Johann Fernando on Fujifilm’s role in ‘the AI revolution’ and what the company has planned for HIMSS 2018
Cedars-Sinai, Emulate scientists develop patient-on-a-chip
HHS receives 300 religious rights complaints in a month
How ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ may give patients the wrong ideas about hospital care
Organizations continue to struggle with cybersecurity
For-profit hospitals will save up to $800M this year thanks to tax overhaul
AI algorithm prevents spread of infectious diseases
Hospitals account for one-third of healthcare data breaches, affect the most individuals
Mystery provider behind plans for $1B hospital complex in Indiana
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy to retire at end of 2018
3 things to know about proposed expansion of short-term insurance plans
SSI Appoints Jeff Miller as Chief Product Officer
The AI breakthrough in healthcare is still years away
Closed business still owes $100K for HIPAA violations
ATA announces Ann Mond Johnson as CEO
Healthcare trails other industries in cybersecurity
Swiss pharma company Roche buying Alphabet-backed oncology data startup for $1.9B
Mobile health, ketogenic diet reverse type 2 diabetes after one year
Ascension signs definitive agreement to acquire Chicago’s Presence Health
MIPS reporting requirements could be eliminated
HHS Secretary supports CDC researching gun violence
Using AI, deep learning to fight aging
Scientists develop living bandages for scar prevention
Why did GE’s Jeff Immelt join athenahealth?
$1B Medicare Advantage fraud case against UnitedHealth can proceed
Changes to Anthem’s ER policy not good enough, say ER docs
44% of healthcare organizations have yet to adopt telehealth
JPMorgan CEO on new healthcare partnership: ‘We simply want to do a better job’
'20 years late': Docs on drug-maker's move to stop marketing OxyContin
FTC approves Advocate-Aurora merger
How Blue Cross of Idaho's new plans bring back pre-ACA insurance design
AHA to CMS: Delay application deadline for new bundled payment model
5 best practices for transitioning to the cloud
Scientists create lab-grown kidney tissue capable of producing urine
Health spending growth will accelerate through 2026
Organ-on-chip technology shows activity of hepatitis B virus
Apple CEO wants presence in healthcare beyond apps, devices
HHS Secretary defends cuts to department in budget proposal
AAFP: 7 recommendations to reduce physician EHR burden
Digital scanning technology halves need for liver biopsies
ER expenditures for privately insured increased faster than Medicare, Medicaid
4 marketing strategies to improve patient engagement
‘Enough is enough': Hospitals bash new Medicare changes proposed in Trump’s budget
Children’s National Health System integrates mobile query system in EHRs
Hospital price growth hit 4-year high in Dec. 2017
Aetna under investigation after medical director said he never looked at patient records
Trump budget would cut $675B in healthcare spending by 2028
Telehealth organization receives reaccreditation by the Joint Commission
Researchers find implanted continuous glucose sensor safe, accurate