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  1. Wearable motion sensor predicts response to Parkinson's medication

    Researchers at Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science in Boca Raton have developed an algorithm- and sensor-based system that can monitor Parkinson's disease patients' responses to medication.
  2. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes requests records from WSJ, FDA's probe

    Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of the now-defunct Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing startup Theranos, filed a motion in federal court on April 15 to obtain records of the communications between The Wall Street Journal and the FDA and CMS, according to Reuters.
  3. Methodist Health System CEO to retire in April: 7 things to know

    Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, president and CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System, will retire, effective April 23.

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  1. Former VA secretary: Interoperability between agency, outside care is critical for Cerner EHR

    Ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new EHR is interoperable with other health systems is critical for the agency's Cerner rollout, former VA secretary Jim Peake, MD, said in an interview on Cerner's April 16 podcast episode. 
  2. MercyOne Centerville Medical Center taps president: 3 notes

    MercyOne Centerville (Iowa) Medical Center named Matthew Johnson, DPT, president, effective April 16, according to a Daily Iowegian report.
  3. McDonough District Hospital hires new CFO: 4 notes

    McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill., appointed Bill Murdock vice president and CFO, effective April 22.
  4. ProMedica lays off 100 employees, second reduction in a year

    Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica laid off 100 employees this week, marking the nonprofit system’s second workforce reduction in a year, according to The News-Messenger.

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  1. New York hospital seeks new designation to boost Medicare reimbursement

    Glen Falls (N.Y.) Hospital is looking into  whether it qualifies for a sole community hospital designation in an effort to boost Medicare reimbursement, according to The Post-Star.
  2. RCM tip of the day: Collaborate with operational stakeholders

    Hospital revenue cycle departments need to collaborate with clinical and other operational stakeholders to solve problems, including transparency into ordered procedures and allowing appropriate time for securing authorizations, advised Angela Capretto, senior adviser with Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT consulting company.
  3. Bacteria in healthcare workers' clothes jumps fourfold when worn more than one shift

    A study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection found that the amount of time healthcare professionals wear their work attire affects the amount of bacteria in their work clothes.
  4. Washington state 1 step closer to barring personal vaccine exemptions

    Washington state senators on April 17 passed legislation that would make it harder for parents to achieve personal or philosophical exemptions for the mumps, measles and rubella vaccine in children, reports The Washington Post.

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  1. Baptist Health installs telemedicine tech to remotely monitor ICU patients

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health added remote monitoring technology from Advanced ICU Care, an intensive care unit telemedicine provider, for patients at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
  2. 10 health systems hiring medical informatics leaders

    Here are 10 health systems that posted job listings seeking chief medical information officers or other informatics leaders during the past month.
  3. Northwell Health unveils telepsychiatry center for shorter ER wait times

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health opened its new emergency room telepsychiatry center April 18 at Lenox Health Greenwich Village hospital in New York City.
  4. 833 deaths linked to Congo's Ebola outbreak: 4 updates

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry reported 17 new Ebola cases April 17, which brings the outbreak total to 1,290, reports CIDRAP News.
  5. Why this font is gaining popularity in healthcare advertising

    Serif fonts, which contain small strokes at the end of characters, are often used in newspapers or books. Now, the font type is also gaining traction in the healthcare sector, reports Business Insider.
  6. Study: Crowdsourced AI faster than humans in segmenting cancerous lung tumors

    A new study published in JAMA Oncology shows that artificial intelligence systems crowdsourced from data scientists can segment lung tumors as accurately as human experts can, and at much higher speeds.
  7. Scammers pay for DNA swabs, health insurance information to defraud CMS

    Scam artists are targeting senior-living communities and low-income neighborhoods in what appears to be an elaborate ruse to commit identity theft and defraud Medicare, according to Bloomberg.
  8. NIH uses gene therapy to restore immunity in infants

    A small clinical trial using gene therapy to improve immune system function in infants diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening immunodeficiency disease saw effective and promising results, according to the National Institutes of Health.
  9. GlaxoSmithKline to lay off more than 240 workers in US, UK

    GlaxoSmithKline will cut 240 to 250 jobs at sites in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom, according to EndPoints News.

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