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  1. 5 large metro areas with low, high unemployment

    Nashville, Tenn., and San Jose, Calif., had the lowest unemployment rate among large U.S. metropolitan areas in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Republican-led states pursue Medicaid changes: 7 things to know

    Republican-led states are ramping up their efforts alongside President Donald Trump's administration to implement Medicaid changes including work requirements, block grants and drug testing, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  3. Munson Medical Center, union reach tentative labor deal

    Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Medical Center and nurses represented by the Michigan Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement.

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  1. Rhode Island hospital allegedly stored patient's embryo for 13 years without her consent

    A Massachusetts woman filed a lawsuit against Providence, R.I.-based Women & Infants Hospital in January, claiming the hospital stored one of her embryos without her knowledge for 13 years, reports The Providence Journal.
  2. Samaritan Albany General Hospital CEO to retire: 6 things to know

    David Triebes, CEO of Samaritan Albany (Ore.) General Hospital, plans to retire at the end of June, according to an Albany Democrat-Herald report.
  3. 7 recent lawsuits involving payers

    Here are seven lawsuits involving payers posted by Becker's Hospital Review since the first week of March:
  4. Fairview Health CEO: Lower costs, research top priorities U of Minnesota partnership

    Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services sees a new partnership with the University of Minnesota, also in Minneapolis, as an opportunity to cut medical expenses through new technologies and research, according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

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  1. Harvard Pilgrim CEO guides turnaround after $28M operating loss in 2017

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's CEO is steering financial improvements after years of operating losses and the abrupt resignation of the health insurer's former chief executive, according to the Boston Globe.
  2. Missouri weighs Medicaid overhaul as spending climbs

    Medicaid spending in Missouri accounted for 17 percent of the state's revenue in 2009. In 2018, the state's Medicaid spending grew to 24 percent, and it's on track to equal 26 percent of revenue by 2023 if left untouched, according to the News Tribune.
  3. Blue Shield of California cuts opioid use among members by 56%

    Opioid use among Blue Shield of California members with noncancer pain fell 56 percent since 2014, the health insurer said March 18.
  4. BCBS of Minnesota's analytics and information chief: AI 'bedrock' of personalized care

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its parent company, Stella, got a new senior vice president and chief analytics & information officer March 7: Shahid Alam.

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  1. Covenant Health CEO to retire; Interim CFO to succeed

    David R. Lincoln, president and CEO of Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health, will retire April 26.
  2. St. Peter's Health Partners unveils telemedicine program for victims of sexual assault

    Albany, N.Y.-based St. Peter's Health Partners and United Concierge Medicine, a telemedicine provider, launched a program to improve medical care of individuals who have been sexually assaulted.
  3. Signify Health to increase social determinants of health initiatives through new acquisition

    Signify Health, a healthcare technology company that provides in-home care and management services, acquired technology platform TAVHealth to enhance its social determinants of health initiatives.
  4. Researchers develop mobile app that can detect diabetes with fingertip scan

    UC San Francisco researchers designed a smartphone app that can measure an individual's heart rate through the phone's built-in camera and a photoplethysmography signal, which can detect blood volume changes, to flag individuals who may have diabetes.
  5. 1 in 5 patients have noticed an error in their EHRs, survey shows

    As the use of EHRs has increased within health systems, some patients have expressed concern about privacy and accuracy issues, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's January 2019 Health Tracking Poll.
  6. Heart valve procedure safe for most patients, but CMS still restricts coverage

    A wider range of patients could benefit from transcatheter aortic valve replacement than previously thought, according to two studies published March 16 in The New England Journal of Medicine and cited by The New York Times.
  7. J&J, Apple to launch study on Apple Watch's atrial fibrillation early detection, diagnosis capabilities

    Johnson & Johnson will test the Apple Watch's ability to perform early detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can act as a sign of stroke.
  8. 10 hospitals, health systems hiring CMIOs

    Here are 10 hospitals, health systems or healthcare organizations that posted job listings seeking chief medical information officers during the past month.
  9. Warren Buffett talks Haven: 7 most insightful quotes

    The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway sat down with the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance to discuss the healthcare joint venture backed by Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan, including its much-anticipated name, audacious goals and leader Atul Gawande, MD.

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