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  1. Berkeley Research Group to acquire Prism Healthcare Partners: 5 things to know

    Berkeley Research Group has agreed to acquire the equity ownership of Chicago-based Prism Healthcare Partners in a deal targeted to close in early June, which will result in one of the largest healthcare performance improvement consulting firms in the country.
  2. Fortune 500: 41 healthcare companies make the 2019 list

    Fortune released its 65th annual list of the 500 most profitable U.S. companies May 16, with 41 healthcare companies making the cut.
  3. Intermountain drops false claims case it took to Supreme Court

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss its petition to review a False Claims Act case that began in 2012.

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  1. Mustang Bio's brain cancer-targeting gene therapy granted FDA Orphan Drug designation

    A new gene therapy developed for the treatment of malignant glioma, a rare and fast-growing brain cancer, received Orphan Drug status from the FDA this week, New York City-based biopharmaceutical company Mustang Bio and Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital announced.
  2. Computerized brain training improves vets' post-traumatic cognitive performance

    Veterans with persistent mental deficits due to mild traumatic brain injuries experienced improvements in their cognitive abilities after using a specialized computer program for several months, according to research presented at the Traumatic Brain Injury Conference in Washington, D.C., this week, STAT reports.
  3. AI coach improves outcomes for teens in weight loss programs

    The use of a behavioral coaching chatbot by adolescent patients in treatment programs for obesity and prediabetes resulted in positive reviews from users and significant progress toward weight loss goals, according to a study published May 16 in Translational Behavioral Medicine.
  4. FDA warns of patient injuries linked to DIY glucose, insulin systems

    Some diabetes patients are building their own unapproved devices to manage blood sugar levels, which could pose numerous health risks for patients, the FDA said in a May 17 safety notice.

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  1. Royal baby Archie born at HCA-owned hospital in London

    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex departed from royal tradition by delivering their son Archie at an American-owned hospital in London, reports USA Today.
  2. Banner Health's net income triples on strong investment gains

    Banner Health's revenue, operating income and net income were up year over year in the first quarter of 2019, according to financial documents released May 16.
  3. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    From a Supreme Court ruling that gives whistleblowers more time to bring false claims suits to a Kansas hospital sued for allegedly leaking a patient's protected health information, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines.
  4. Tax will help Washington residents pay for long-term care

    Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 13 that creates a long-term care benefit for eligible residents, according to The New York Times.

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  1. Strike at Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center continues for second week

    Unionized hospital workers at Toledo, Ohio-based Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center are now in their second week of a strike, according to NBC-affiliate TV station WNWO.
  2. Morton Hospital names Heidi Taylor president: 3 notes

    Morton Hospital in Taunton, Mass., tapped Heidi Taylor to serve as president, according to Wicked Local Bridgewater.
  3. Nevada governor signs surprise-billing law

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a law to protect patients from surprise medical bills after emergency care, according to the Nevada Current.
  4. Blue Cross leads $42M funding round for social determinants startup

    HCSC Ventures, the wholly owned investment firm of Blues parent Health Care Service Corp., led a $42 million funding round for Solera Health, a social determinants of health startup.
  5. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:
  6. IU Health patient says hospital's mobile stroke unit saved his life

    Indianapolis-based IU Health's mobile stroke unit helped lessen the effects of a stroke that an Indiana resident experienced in March, WXIN, a Fox affiliate, reports.
  7. Premier Health, local fire department unveil paramedicine program

    Dayton-based Premier Health is launching a community paramedicine program with the Dayton Fire Department to provide in-home care to select patients, Dayton Daily News reports.
  8. Clinicians say training is the No. 1 predictor of positive EHR use, study finds

    The leading factor to predict EHR user satisfaction among clinicians is the quality of system training they received, according to a study published in Applied Clinical Informatics.
  9. Boston Medical Center develops EHR tool to screen for patients' social needs

    Boston Medical Center implemented an EHR-based tool that serves as a social determinants of health screener to identify patients' unmet needs, according to a study published in Medical Care.

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