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  1. Biden responds to Sanders' challenge to reject money from insurance companies, pharma

     Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign said it's not expecting contributions from insurance companies, in response to a challenge from 2020 contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to reject donations from payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to The Hill.
  2. HHS awards $20M to bolster rural residency programs

    HHS is giving $20 million to 27 organizations around the country to help them set up rural medical residency programs over the next three years.
  3. Former Apple CEO: Remote patient monitoring, telehealth will drive future of healthcare

    Advancements in health sensory technology will pave the way for remote patient monitoring and telehealth to dominate the future of healthcare, according to former Apple CEO John Sculley, who shared his viewpoint in Fortune.

The revenue cycle has evolved and so have medical coders

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  1. How Congo's Ebola outbreak turned into a global emergency: A timeline of key events

    Health officials declared the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak a public health emergency of international concern July 17. The outbreak, which is nearing the one-year mark, had caused 2,522 infections and 1,698 deaths as of July 16.
  2. 6 hospitals seeking chief marketing officers

    Here are six hospitals and health systems that have recently posted job listings seeking marketing executives.
  3. Philips leads $6.8M funding round for AI-driven health tech startup

    DEARhealth, a University of California Los Angeles spinout developing an artificial intelligence-powered care management platform, raised $6.8 million in a Series A funding round led by Philips' venture arm.
  4. Why the chief marketing officer is going extinct

    As the tenure of the average chief marketing officer continues to slip — now down to 43 months, per recent research — organizations are increasingly choosing to eliminate the title altogether, AdAge reports.

Preparing for healthcare's future — Key considerations for technology adoption.

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  1. Rhode Island opens innovation hub to advance research, education, commerce

    The Wexford Innovation Complex, a hub for science and technology research and education, broke ground in Providence, R.I., on July 17.
  2. Jewish Hospital to suspend heart transplant program

    Louisville, Ky.-based Jewish Hospital is putting its heart transplant program on hold starting Aug. 17, according to The Courier-Journal.
  3. Proposed merger would create 14-hospital system

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare and Evergreen Park, Ill.-based Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Centers are negotiating a full merger, according to a July 17 announcement.
  4. 10 popular drugs that saw list price increases in Q2

    Below are 10 commonly prescribed drugs that increased in list price in the second quarter of 2019, according to GoodRx's latest quarterly report. 

The real-world benefits of RTBC technology and intentional prescribing. 

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  1. 21-year-old died after rationing insulin, family says

    Friends and family of a 21-year-old diabetic patient said Jesimya David Scherer-Radcliff died as a result of rationing insulin, according to Minnesota news station KARE 11. 
  2. 9 things to know about the federal surprise-billing proposals

    Congress is looking at several proposals to protect patients from massive unexpected out-of-network medical bills. 
  3. False Claims Act settlements top $750M in first half of 2019

    The Department of Justice announced more than $750 million in False Claims Act settlements in the first half of this year, with the bulk of recoveries involving healthcare fraud, according to an analysis by Los Angeles-based law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
  4. New York Stock Exchange accepts Quorum's compliance plan

    The New York Stock Exchange has accepted Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health's plan to regain compliance with NYSE continued listing standards.
  5. Massachusetts hospital to close ER

    The emergency room at Somerville (Mass.) Hospital is closing and being replaced with an urgent care center, according to MassLive. 
  6. Memorial Hermann Health System selects Dr. David Callender as CEO: 6 notes

    Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has named David L. Callender, MD, president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.
  7. Strong job market linked to higher flu rates

    Higher employment rates correlate with increased physician visits for the flu, according to a study published April 24 in Economics & Human Biology and reported July 9 by Ball State University.
  8. Bats raise safety concerns in U of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

    Recent bat discoveries have prompted the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to send patient safety alert messages, according to The Gazette.
  9. Minnesota hospital to affiliate with Sanford Health for EHR access

    International Falls, Minn.-based Rainy Lake Medical Center partnered with Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota to gain access to the health system's Epic EHR, according to International Falls Journal.

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