March 2018

Sutter Health sued by California for alleged anticompetitive practices
5 legislative, regulatory priorities for hospitals in 2018 and beyond
Joint Commission CEO: Current quality improvements won’t get hospitals to zero harm
Cerner contract with VA could be in trouble after Shulkin’s ouster
MyFitnessPal app experiences breach of 150M accounts
1 CISO's 5 pillars of an effective cybersecurity program
WSJ: Walmart in talks to buy Humana
Keeping employees engaged could reduce data breaches
Issues in EHR usability contribute to patient harm
USF tops online rankings for health informatics master's degrees
30% of patients have left appointments due to long wait times
AAMC: Med schools, teaching hospitals generate $562B, 3.1% of GDP
Upside-only ACOs increased Medicare spending
Inconsistencies in reporting may mean opioid deaths are undercounted
Iowa pursues bill to allow insurers to offer non-ACA compliant insurance plans
Trump dumps Shulkin as VA Secretary, names White House doc as replacement
Cerner most popular EHR, Epic most requested among Medicare program
Vanderbilt researcher links 2K deaths to healthcare’s lack of cybersecurity
62% of patients favor non-clinical factors when reviewing physicians
Mayo Clinic, Mytonomy partner to develop breast cancer education videos
Philadelphia’s Jefferson, Einstein exploring merger into 17-hospital system
America’s Essential Hospitals CEO: ‘Assault on health equity’ may lead to debate on universal healthcare
Ascension, Providence St. Joseph halt merger talks
Consolidation in California has raised healthcare prices
Saying 1,000 words: 'Selfies' could to improve medication adherence
AI personalizes touchscreen interface for use by those with impairments
Report: 58% healthcare cybersecurity breaches involve insiders; 27% result from paper records
Ascension CEO: I spend ‘probably 25% of my time’ on leadership development
What’s at stake for hospitals in the 2018 election
Remote monitoring can reduce hassle for expecting mothers in low-risk pregnancies
So long, Shulkin? Trump eyes Cleveland Clinic’s Cosgrove as VA sec
Philips, IIT partner to offer tele-ultrasound
New Novartis CEO pushes for AI, telemedicine
21% of healthcare employees worry about job security due to AI
Visor wearable detects stroke with 92% accuracy
HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin to be replaced by deputy CIO from CMS
Data, analytics top priorities for supply chain leaders in 2018
Tenet reaches deal to end feud with its largest investor
Seton Hall, Hackensack Meridian aim to stop med student ‘talent drain’ from NJ
How blockchain could improve quality reporting
Tufts researchers develop wearable tooth sensor for nutrition monitoring
98% of healthcare executives believe automated healthcare will improve gaps in care
Who benefits from the American healthcare system
How to evaluate Medicaid buy-in proposals
Why merging healthcare organizations should pay attention to AT&T and Time Warner
‘Inevitability of consolidation’ motivated nonprofit Mission Health to open talks with HCA
Top priorities for CMS include Stark law, ACA mandate changes
Intermountain Healthcare asks for consumers' genetic data to build global DNA database
CMS would exempt 17 Medicaid managed care states from most access monitoring
Google announces blockchain development
Telediabetes program improves blood sugar control in veterans with type 2 diabetes
Precision medicine won’t work without patients’ trust
Advocate-Aurora merger gets final approval
Why ACA stabilization funds were kept out of the omnibus spending bill
New CDC director meets resistance from Democrats
Automated notification system cuts follow-up by 5 days, reduces 30-day readmissions by 8%
Wolters Kluwer Health acquires Firecracker
CMS: Baltimore hospital violated EMTALA by leaving patient at bus stop
Maryland all-payer hospital program saves $586M in 3 years
Stanford Children’s Health CEO to retire
Providence Tarzana Medical Center moves ahead with $542M expansion plan
Trying to gauge AI's in healthcare fields
3D-printed model effective in building confidence in interventional radiologists
Limiting hours of resident shifts improves satisfaction—but not educational outcomes
Study finds 2K documents with patient info dumped in recycling bins at hospitals
Harvard dominates in US News medical school rankings
Nurse practitioner ranks doubled in the past decade
Cigna CEO on CNBC: Express Scripts acquisition about ‘capabilities, reach, quality, affordability’
Joe Biden: Healthcare industry ‘had ample opportunity’ to achieve interoperability on its own
ACP's Erickson on administrative tasks, reducing physician burnout
Wearable patch detects hypoglycemia via heart rate
AMA: Prior authorization frustrations can lead patients to abandon treatment plans
Partners-Care New England merger likely to raise premiums
What’s in, what’s out of Trump’s opioid plan
Design problems blamed for departures of Next Generation ACOs
New legislation would mandate healthcare workplace violence prevention plans
50% of consumers would change physicians for a better online healthcare experience
AI could pose ethical concerns for those in healthcare
UnitedHealth won’t buy Envision’s ambulatory unit after lawsuit
Hospitals are shifting Medicare patients away from skilled nursing facilities
Investments in health IT: Why the IPO market ‘is dead’ and what metrics matter
CMS’ Kate Goodrich: MACRA changes coming, but not on certified EHR
ONC’s Don Rucker: ‘Nonsense’ to think patients can’t handle or understand their data
Data can make the difference in cutting waste from the supply chain
APMs can create problems for vulnerable populations
Former U.S. CTO: Some health IT firms will push back on My HealthE Data
MIPS can’t be fixed, MedPAC argues in report to Congress
AHIP names new CEO as Marilyn Tavenner steps down
Prices and labor costs, not overutilization, set U.S. healthcare system apart
Cigna to answer more than 150 benefits-related questions via Amazon Alexa
Remote monitoring improved glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes
AliveCor's band for Apple Watch accurate in detecting AFib
AHIMA lists 3 ways to better prepare for audits
Fitbit creates wearable for activity tracking in children
HIMSS18: 5 best practices of virtual care
Oregon medical students tested on delivering bad news
CVS, Aetna shareholders approve $69B acquisition
Cerner’s VA rollout will take until 2027, follow path of DOD project
ACA stabilization package would boost coverage, lower premiums on individuals
Michigan Medicine’s $2,700-a-year direct primary care program bashed as discriminatory, elitist