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  1. NPs, PAs provide same care quality as physicians for diabetes patients, study finds

    Diabetes patients who receive primary care from nurse practitioners and physician assistants have similar intermediate outcomes as patients who are treated by primary care physicians, a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. CMS recommits to improving rural health: 3 things to know

    In honor of National Rural Health Day Nov. 15, CMS recommitted to to improving the health of those living in the country's rural communities.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. How Stanford researchers use virtual reality to ease anxiety before operations

    A new clinical trial at Stanford (Calif.) University is testing how virtual reality technology can ease the anxiety of pediatric patients and their parents who are Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency, according to STAT.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Cary Medical Center taps new COO: 4 notes

    Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine, named Leslie Anderson COO, according to a Fiddlehead Focus report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. CMS launches efforts to boost nursing home patient safety, care quality

    CMS on Nov. 20 said it will make efforts to support better quality care and outcomes for nursing home residents under the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. University of Maryland student dies; 5 other adenovirus cases reported

    A college student attending College Park-based University of Maryland died from an adenovirus-associated illness, according to The Washington Post.  By Harrison Cook -
  4. Wave of Camp Fire burn victims treated at Sacramento hospital

    Sacramento, Calif.-based UC Davis Medical Center treated 12 burn patients from the California Camp Fire at once on Nov. 8, according to Fox 40.  By Harrison Cook -

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  1. 3 insights on successful telehealth programs

    Hospitals seeking entry into the telehealth field often face skeptical patients who are unfamiliar with telehealth services and how they offer patients the same quality care they get at their physician's office.    By Harrison Cook -
  2. Chicago hospital staff, medical community speak out about shooting victims

    After a shooting at Chicago-based Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, hospital staff and medical professionals across the country shared their condolences and emotional messages about the victims.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. CEO, CFO of California hospital resign after being placed on administrative leave

    The chief executive and CFO of Lancaster, Calif.-based Antelope Valley Hospital resigned Nov. 20 after being placed on administrative leave in October, according to the Antelope Valley Press.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Hospitals and unions: 8 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review has reported the following hospital-union events — including protests, contract agreements and legal issues — since Nov. 6.    By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. Nurses will be barred from work if they strike, Pennsylvania hospital leaders say

    Indiana (Pa.) Regional Medical Center nurses have scheduled a one-day strike for Nov. 26. However, hospital leaders said striking nurses won't be able to return to work for the rest of that week if a walkout occurs, according to The Tribune-Democrat.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. IBM loses another executive from its healthcare team 

    IBM's David Kenny is leaving its cognitive solutions business to accept the role of CEO at ratings and data firm Nielsen.   By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 5 things to know about Bernie Sanders' drug pricing proposal  

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., released plans for 2019 legislation to lower prescription drug prices.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. AMA, FAH, others part of coalition working to derail 'Medicare for All' 

    A group of hospital, payer and pharmaceutical lobbyists want to temper the Democratic Party messaging around "Medicare for All," according to The Intercept.   By Emily Rappleye -
  5. How 10 hospitals, health systems promote employee well-being

    Hospitals and health systems seek to keep their employees healthy and happy. To accomplish this, they implement various initiatives, including tobacco cessation programs, healthy food options and discounted rates at gyms and fitness centers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Healthcare consulting strategies, misconceptions and more: Q&A with ECG Management Consultants President Steve Messinger

    Many hospitals and health systems look to consultants as number-crunchers who come up with creative cuts to help their bottom lines, but at ECG Management Consultants, Steve Messinger wants partnerships that transcend simple transactions.  By Leo Vartorella -
  7. AI for precision medicine 'top of mind' in 5 years, health system execs say

    Health system executives expect artificial intelligence tools for precision medicine to have a significant effect on their organizations in the next five years, according to a report from the Center for Connected Medicine, an executive briefing center operated by GE Healthcare, Nokia and UPMC in Pittsburgh.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Teladoc's revenue rises 62%, surpases $100M in Q3: 4 things to know

    Teladoc Health has released its earnings results for the third quarter of 2018.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. Colorado hospital sees first 'altruistic' liver donor

    Rebecca LaSalle became the first altruistic liver donor at Aurora, Colo.-based University of Colorado Hospital, according to Denver ABC 7.  By Harrison Cook -

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