August 2018

Epic dreams of shared, global network of healthcare data
Physicians aren't fleeing medicine due to EHR systems
Comcast is reinventing its health benefits for employees
CRISPR restores protein that causes muscular dystrophy in dogs
ACOs saved Medicare $314M in 2017
AI market in healthcare expected to surpass $34B by 2025
Researchers propose new method for closing 'evidence-to-practice' gap
Cigna-Express Scripts deal gathering support in DOJ antitrust process
Centra Health prepares for launch of new EHR system
Phlebotomist, EMT among 6 most popular healthcare jobs for millennials
CMS adds flexibility to Medicare Part D drug plans
New 'ultralaser' treatment reduces pain for fibromyalgia patients
More states are looking at work requirements for Medicaid
Houston hospital fires nurse after posting about measles patient in anti-vaxxer Facebook group
Texas Children's Hospital fires nurse after posting about measles patient in anti-vaxxer Facebook group
Hospital prices for services have little consistency
Chemical compound can suppress addictive effects of opioids in primates
Hurricane Maria death toll closer to 3,000
9 in 10 Americans dig digital health tools
90% of US adults use at least 1 digital health tool
GOP may renew fight over ACA repeal following McCain’s death
STD rates skyrocket to new record levels
Idaho health system opens virtual care center
Is an ongoing national sepsis study putting patients at risk?
Telemedicine service at nursing facility prevents hospitalizations, saves $1.55M in Medicare costs
Could the DOJ be an obstacle to CVS-Aetna merger?
Phishing attack on AU Health exposes information of 417K people
Humana launches digital health, analytics initiative
Women struggling to get pregnant seek help from fertility apps, devices
Google-backed primary care group aims to cut spending by 10%
Next Gen ACOs generated $62M in savings in 1st year
Cerner, Duke Clinical Research Institute develop cardiac risk app
Labor costs a growing problem for CFOs
Replication still a concern in social sciences, but research points toward improvements
Reproducibility still a concern in social sciences—but experts remain focused on improvements
Cedar-Sinai researchers find simpler, more accurate method for determining whole-body fat percentage
Patients more likely to contract central line infections in semi-private hospital rooms
VA exec leading Cerner EHR project steps down
Leader of Cerner EHR project for VA cites ‘differing directions’ for resignation
GAO: Trump administration stifled ACA enrollment
Prince's family sues physician for prescribing oxycodone
Assistive surgical devices earn top prizes at biomedical design competition
Former CDC leader Tom Frieden arrested for forcibly grabbing a woman
Doctors, patients question privacy of medical records
University of Chicago, Humana partner to serve MA members
ONC requests information on 21st Century Cures EHR reporting program
Walgreens, CVS emphasize personal value as Amazon threat looms
Cigna deal with Express Scripts approved by shareholders
Gritstone Oncology, bluebird bio announce $30M deal for cancer treatment product
Fox News: ACA more popular than GOP-led tax cuts
Electronic stimulation used to aid TBI recovery in petri dish
Bad provider referral patterns come at a cost
AI can detect specks of lung cancer with 95% accuracy
Should the FDA support app-based contraception? Advocates, experts disagree
CMS: Medicaid demonstrations will be budget neutral
Report suggests cell phones, smartphone apps could improve record matching
Sessions issues temporary restraining order to keep 2 doctors from prescribing opioids
Lockheed Martin, ResApp to develop app that will measure pilot readiness
17 health systems join project to transform Medicaid
Walmart eyes seniors in Medicare Advantage plans to fend off Amazon
Researchers examine decision-making behind medical device recalls
Study questions accuracy of smartphone-integrated baby monitors
Medicaid doled out $37B in improper payments
Breast cancer app wins UK National Lottery Award
Primary care group raises $350M
Medicare could save nearly $1B by buying generics over brand names
59% of healthcare execs believe Amazon will have biggest impact on industry
New therapy could lead to long-term reversal of type 1 diabetes in humans, dogs
Morgan Stanley: 20% of hospitals at risk of closure
$85M approved for healthcare studies
Amazon hires Mass Gen cardiologist in latest healthcare move
Cerner to take over IT department at Texas hospital
SOC Telemed acquires JSA Health, becomes largest telepsychiatry provider in US
7 connectivity challenges for those in medical technology
Acquisition forms nation’s largest telepsychiatry provider
Research team hacks patient monitoring system, falsifies vital signs
Hospitals take a community-based approach to healthcare through real estate
New Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits need oversight
Patients may be more informed, engaged when Googling symptoms before ED visits
Googling symptoms may improve patient interactions with physicians
Judge approves Anthem's $115M settlement for data breach
Anthem, Walmart to collaborate in OTC medicines deal
FDA approves noninvasive device for treating OCD
Patients do better, save money when doctors follow EHR alerts
Drug copays are sometimes higher than out-of-pocket costs
More healthcare providers purchasing cyber insurance
CMS releases $8.6M in healthcare funds to stabilize markets
Drug makers have made no vows to lower prices, say PBMs
Americans support genetic engineering of animals—as long as it benefits humans
Trump calls on DOJ to sue opioid makers in a federal case
NYU will cover 100% of tuition for medical students
Google reportedly developing AI-powered wellness app
CMS streamlines Medicaid waiver process
Survey: Only 18% of EHR safety guidelines fully implemented
Computerized alerts can improve patient outcomes
Millennial nurses want more advanced degrees
FDA: Vets need to be aware of pet owners using animals to access opioids
Arkansas Medicaid work requirements will cause thousands to lose coverage
Senator urges more oversight in healthcare mega-deals like CVS-Aetna merger
Sydney research team awarded $1M grant for 3D pen used to treat eye wounds