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  1. NIH reopens genomic database after investigating privacy concerns raised 10 years ago

    The National Institutes of Health will offer researchers unrestricted access to genomic summary results from most of the clinical studies it funds, overturning a previous policy change at the agency.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. VA's EHR project is 'yellow trending towards red,' says report obtained by ProPublica

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' EHR contract with Cerner has been plagued by multiple roadblocks during the past year, including personnel issues and changing expectations, according to a ProPublica investigation.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. UTMB to hold job fairs to staff Texas hospital

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston said it will hold job fairs to fill positions at the newly named UTMB Clear Lake Campus Hospital, according to a Houston Chronicle report.    By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. American Nurses Association, union respond to defeat of Massachusetts nurse staffing proposal

    The American Nurses Association and the union behind a ballot initiative to implement mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in Massachusetts are responding to the measure's defeat.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Southcoast Health hires consulting firm amid unionization push

    Southcoast Health System officials said they are against nurses' unionization efforts at New Bedford, Mass.-based St. Luke's Hospital and have hired a consulting firm to provide information about organizing to workers.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Voters approve $800M Texas hospital district bond

    Voters in Tarrant County approved an $800 million hospital district bond for Fort Worth, Texas-based JPS Health Network. The bond will support various expansion and facility improvement efforts across the district, according to NBC-Dallas Fort Worth.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. Amazon has another exclusive OTC drug brand: 4 things to know

    Amazon, through a partnership with generic store brand pharmaceutical maker Aurohealth, will launch a fourth exclusive over-the-counter medication brand called Primary Health, according to TJI Research.  By Alia Paavola -

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  1. 66 hospitals and health systems with innovation programs | 2018

    Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize 66 hospitals and health systems with innovation programs.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. AI tools to detect infection fall short when analyzing data across health systems

    Artificial intelligence tools trained to detect pneumonia on chest X-rays significantly decreased in performance when tested on data at multiple health systems, a study published in PLOS Medicine found.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. 53% of patients want physicians to share nonmedical therapy options, survey finds

    Serious communication gaps exist between patients and primary care physicians, according to a survey conducted by Harris Poll.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Investing $2 per person in antibiotic stewardship annually could thwart superbugs

    The world could prevent 75 percent of deaths linked to antibiotic resistance by spending just $2 per person annually on antibiotic stewardship measures, according to a Nov. 7 report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. Machine learning model helps inform sepsis treatment in ER

    Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston created a predictive modeling system to help inform clinical decisions for sepsis patients in the emergency room.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Eli Lilly more than doubles Q3 profit to $1.15B

    Eli Lilly & Co. posted a net income of $1.15 billion in the third quarter of 2018, more than double the $555.6 million net income the drugmaker earned in the same quarter last year, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Alia Paavola -
  3. QuickChek will sell pharmacy files to CVS

    QuickChek, a convenience store chain with 159 stores in New Jersey and New York, will close its nine pharmacy departments and transfer all pharmacy files to CVS Health, according to the Asbury Park Press.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. What do patients want from retail clinics? Financial incentives, survey suggests

    Supermarkets and retail pharmacies are increasingly offering in-store medical services to bring patients convenient and affordable care.  To attract and retain more consumers, health retailers should offer a subscription-type service or a financial reward, a new survey conducted by PwC's Health Research Institute suggests.    By Alia Paavola -
  5. Johns Hopkins researchers study how being male or female affects flu shot response

    Researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University are investigating how biological sex affects patients' immune responses to the influenza vaccine.  By Megan Knowles -
  6. Why hospitals should let nurses take outdoor breaks

    For nurses feeling burned out during hospital shifts, an outdoor break in a garden can help mitigate emotional exhaustion, a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care found.  By Megan Knowles -
  7. 17 measles cases in ongoing New York City investigation

    Seventeen children in the Orthodox Jewish community in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn, N.Y., have been diagnosed with measles, the New York City Department of Health reported Nov. 2.  By Harrison Cook -
  8. CDC taps Virginia Tech researchers to study antibiotic resistance in water

    The CDC awarded two contracts to faculty at Blacksburg, Va.-based Virginia Tech Nov. 5, to study the effects of antibiotic resistance in recycled water and plumbing.  By Harrison Cook -
  9. 92% of healthcare providers concerned about CMS price transparency rule, survey finds

    Most healthcare providers are concerned about the new CMS price transparency final rule, and nearly half are uncertain how they will address the mandate, according to a survey from PMMC, a provider of revenue cycle software and services.  By Kelly Gooch -

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