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  1. Medical waste blamed for Georgia sewage spill

    Medical supplies that weren't properly disposed of caused 2,700 gallons of sewage to spill near medical offices in Moultrie, Ga., local ABC affiliate WTXL reported. 
  2. 10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent

    Ten hospitals and health systems posted job listings for supply chain expertise in the last week:
  3. South Carolina health system lays off 327 employees

    In a second round of layoffs, Columbia, S.C.-based Prisma Health said it is letting 327 employees go in an effort to improve operating efficiencies.

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  1. Forget Dr. Google — Gen Z is getting medical debt advice from TikTok

    Though TikTok is perhaps best known for its endless scroll of dancing and lip-syncing videos — courtesy of a predominantly Generation Z-aged user base — some users have found the app to be a useful platform for dispensing and receiving medical advice.
  2. IT spending to hit $3.9T in 2020: 4 things to know

    In the next year, global IT spending is expected to reach a total of $3.9 trillion, led by rapid growth in the enterprise software segment, according to a new Gartner report.
  3. Apple's push into healthcare, empathetic IT & 12 other disruptive tech trends for 2020

    In 2020, the technology industry will veer off the beaten path and place greater importance on discontinuity and disruption, according to a new report from CB Insights.
  4. Millennials most likely to skip flu shot, survey finds

    Anti-vaccine sentiment may be fueling many millennials' decision to skip the flu shot, according to a survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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  1. Blood pressure rises earlier, faster in women than men, study finds

    Blood pressure rises more rapidly in women than in men, while also beginning earlier in life, according to a study published Jan. 15 in JAMA Cardiology. 
  2. Quarantined patient at Kentucky hospital was misdiagnosed, officials say

    Officials say a quarantined patient at Barbourville (Ky.) Appalachian Regional Healthcare was misdiagnosed, CBS affiliate WYMT reports.
  3. Angi Mohr tapped as president of Oklahoma hospital

    SSM Health Oklahoma has named Angi Mohr, RN, BSN, president of SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital–Shawnee (Okla.), effective Feb. 8.
  4. More headaches for Universal Health on plan to replace DC hospital

    Two labor unions have pledged to derail a plan to replace the District of Columbia's only public hospital on the Southeast Side unless its members can keep their jobs and union contract, Bloomberg Law reports.

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  1. Patients 60% more likely to respond to texts than emails, report finds: 3 notes

    If you want patients to respond to hospital and health system outreach, send them a text.
  2. Bon Secours Mercy Health invests in behavior change AI platform

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health announced on Jan. 15 a new partnership with Lirio, beginning with a direct investment in the artificial intelligence software startup's behavior change platform.
  3. Allegheny Health Network, Johns Hopkins expand research collaboration

    Highmark Health and subsidiary Allegheny Health Network, both in Pittsburgh, announced on Jan. 15 the expansion of their longtime collaboration with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, creating one of the nation's largest women's health-focused research initiatives.
  4. Physicians association sues US congressman, cites 'reputational injury,' after website visits drop

    The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is suing U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff for asking social media platforms to remove inaccurate vaccine information, saying his request amounts to censorship of free speech.
  5. Japan reports first pneumonia case linked to China outbreak

    A man who recently returned to Japan after visiting China has tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to the pneumonia outbreak in China, according to a Time report.
  6. Nurses union, community fight to prevent Montefiore from closing New York hospital

    A nurses union and other community leaders are fighting to prevent Montefiore Health System from closing its 121-bed Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital, according to Lohud.com.
  7. Court dismisses Beaumont's lawsuit over denied hospital application

    A Court of Claims this week dismissed a lawsuit filed by Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health that claimed Michigan regulators wrongly rejected its application to build a hospital, according to Crain's Detroit Business.
  8. Not a MinuteClinic: UnitedHealthcare Medicare Part D CEO outlines Walgreens centers

    A Las Vegas Walgreens will be the first to house one of 14 UnitedHealthcare Medicare service centers set to open this year.
  9. WVU Medicine integrates external imaging scans with Epic EHR

    West Virginia University Health System built its radiology department a new reading room, which offers the ability to load studies performed by outside organizations directly into WVU Medicine's Epic EHR system, according to a Jan. 13 news release.

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