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Data Points: Using social media to build support networks

Hospitals testing virtual reality to improve pain management, reduce opioid usage

Commentary: Why healthcares future must be collaborative

Retired Chicago pediatrician has some pretty cool comedy connections

CEO Power Panel: Patient access is the next frontier for health systems

Retired Chicago pediatrician has some pretty cool comedy connections

Tariffs, consolidation hitting construction in healthcare

Webinar: The Cost of Caring Why Providers Should Be Informed About Patient Drug Costs

Health insurance inflation hits highest point in five years

DOJ sides with insurer Oscar in antitrust suit

ACA uncertainty created financial boon for health insurers

Medicare spending lower among seniors who switch to Medicare Advantage

Week Ahead: Congress continues focus on drug prices, surprise billing

Medicaid waiver loophole sparks transparency concerns

Judge warns government to delay new liver policy or risk sanctions

CMS holds off on CAR-T cancer treatment coverage decision

Q&A: Were working right now on a patients financial bill of rights

Cost accounting adoption, slow for decades, now at hyper speed

Data Points: Private equity sees a lot to like in healthcare

Kaiser Permanentes net income exceeds $3 billion in first quarter

Innovation is a value-based care investment, health system CEOs say

HHS Hargan: Innovators needed to reshape healthcare system

ONCs Rucker: App economy could ease EHR access, quality reporting

Study: EHRs can help address social needs in primary care

Stoners love to work out while high, according to study

Data Points: Using social media to build support networks

Post-antibiotics world is here, experts say

161,000 avoidable deaths occur in hospitals annually, Leapfrog Group finds

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan-backed Haven loses COO

Medicaid and CHIP director to leave at end of May

AMA hires its first chief health equity officer

How one medical center fought off an emerging infectious disease threat

Preparing for discharge shortly after admission to reduce length of stay

Fewer tests, treatments for
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Bathing patients with an antiseptic reduces bloodstream infections

Cost of graduate medical education stifling ability to bolster physician workforce

Medical schools focus on boosting diversity, with challenges

Medical schools overhaul curriculum to better prepare future docs

InDepth: The problem with IRS Form 990 Schedule H

Hospitals testing virtual reality to improve pain management, reduce opioid usage

Analytics speeds drug-diversion discovery from weeks to hours

Geisinger cuts inpatient rehab utilization by half for hip, knee surgery patients

Police collaboration, machine-learning algorithms expedite care for gunshot victims

Colo. Governor commends countys plan to address suicides

Bathing patients with an antiseptic reduces bloodstream infections

Visiting malnourished patients at home to speed recovery, reduce readmissions

Sutter Healths online symptom checker aims to provide care at the right time, place

Premiers ProvideGx enlists Fresenius Kabi to tackle drug shortages

Civica Rx partners with Xellia Pharmaceuticals on first generic drugs

FDA finalizes guidance to spur biosimilar availability

Hospitals testing virtual reality to improve pain management, reduce opioid usage

Two health systems standardize sepsis care to reduce mortality, costs

How one medical center fought off an emerging infectious disease threat

CMS final drug price rule doesnt include price concessions

House lawmakers launch effort to block site-neutral payments

Employer health plans pay hospitals 241% of Medicare

UnitedHealthcare launches maternity-care bundle

Virginia Mason Health CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan wages a war on waste

Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Howell Agee leads transformation through collaboration

Former Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting looks for talent outside healthcare

Bold Moves: Ascensions Patricia Maryland on reorganization and job loss

Breaking Bias: Diversity and inclusion in healthcare cannot be left to chance

Breaking Bias: Why has it taken so long to achieve equity in healthcare leadership?

Breaking Bias: Women in leadership are part of Scripps Healths heritage

Breaking Bias: Everyone benefits from growing diversity in healthcare leadership

Commentary: Why healthcares future must be collaborative

Commentary: Medicaid DSH policy falls short of promise to the safety net

Commentary: More investment needed in mental illness research

Commentary: We can all help increase diversity in nursing

Letters: Current system wouldnt work without subsidies from private insurance

Letters: Primary care needs more emphasis in medical education, healthcare

Letters: This violence must end, and it starts with us

Letters: When discussing prices, lets talk about the true prices

How blockchain could ease frustration with the payment process

Three steps to better data-sharing for payer and provider CIOs

Reduce total cost of care: 6 reasons why providers and payers should tackle the challenge together

Why CIOs went from back-office operators to mission-critical innovators

Opening June 24 – Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards

Webinar: The Cost of Caring Why Providers Should Be Informed About Patient Drug Costs

Webinar: Payments in Perspective Why the patient experience matters to financial outcomes

Critical Connections: Social Determinants of Health Symposium

Critical Connections: Leading the Value Revolution

Week Ahead: J.P. Morgan investor conference kicks off 2019

Jan. 7-10:Forget the ball dropping in Times Square, this is the real start to healthcares new yearthe J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The hundreds of companies presenting run the gamut, from startups to those with more than $300 billion in market cap, and encompass the entire global healthcare landscape, including pharmaceutical firms, healthcare service providers, profit and not-for-profits, and medical device companies, the bank noted on its conference website. Finance reporterTara Bannowwill be there getting the scoop. Watch for her daily Reporters Notebook and a wrap-up next week.

Jan. 8-9:The push toward consumerism will be on display in spades at the 10th Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas. An offshoot of the Consumer Electronics Show, the summit will feature panels on unleashing the power of AI as well as genomics. Another will delve into how implantable devices could be used to curb the opioid crisis. Well be keeping our eyes out for innovations that show promise in continuing to disrupt the industry.

Jan. 8:Few things raise peoples ire like a policy debate over abortion. CMS staff will have their hands full combing through tens of thousands of comments on a proposed rule that would require audits of premium subsidy eligibility. The agency proposed the rule in November suggesting that it would help bring Affordable Care Act subsidy eligibility in line with other federal assistance programs. The CMS wants to use a data-matching program to ensure people are enrolled in the most appropriate type of coverage for them. The proposal would also require insurers to send a separate bill and collect separate payments for the portion of the consumers premium attributable to certain abortion services for which public funding is prohibited. Not surprisingly, the line about abortion spurred numerous public comments on all sides of the issue.

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