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  1. Henry Ford Health insurer's CEO Terri Kline on decision to buy a Medicaid plan

    Health Alliance Plan, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Detroit-based Medicaid plan Trusted HP-Michigan June 10.
  2. UC, GlaxoSmithKline partner for CRISPR-powered drug discovery

    The University of California Berkeley and UC San Francisco announced this week the launch of the Laboratory for Genomics Research, in which scientists from both institutions will use CRISPR gene editing technology to conduct research to aid in British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline's drug discovery efforts.
  3. Noninvasive laser detects, kills melanoma cells in bloodstream

    A noninvasive device using laser, ultrasound and phone technologies can detect and destroy circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in a cancer patient's bloodstream without drawing any blood, according to a study published June 12 in Science Translational Medicine.

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  1. How to protect your at-home DNA test data

    Since at-home, direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits are still relatively new, fall somewhere in the murky area between the commercial and healthcare sectors and are not subject to HIPAA-protected physician approval, they can pose major risks to the privacy of users' most personal health information.
  2. Carilion Clinic developing virtual toolset to improve opioid addiction care

    Carilion Clinic is designing a suite of virtual care solutions that will better equip healthcare providers to identify and treat opioid addiction, the Roanoke, Va.-based health system announced this week.
  3. AMA updates recommendations for medical AI usage

    Almost exactly one year after issuing its first policy recommendations on the use of artificial intelligence in medicine, the American Medical Association clarified its goals regarding medical AI and expanded its corresponding list of policy recommendations during the AMA House of Delegates annual meeting this week.
  4. 'Nothing is ever taken away': 26 clinical leaders on the largest contributors to burnout

    Burnout is not unique to healthcare. In fact, it officially earned recognition as a medical syndrome in May 2019 when the World Health Organization assigned it an ICD-11 code. Symptoms include emotional exhaustion, loss of meaning in work and feelings of ineffectiveness. 

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  1. Why zero harm is a realistic goal for every hospital

    The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has a single, important mission: help health systems reach zero harm.
  2. 'We did what a hospital does every day' — How Hancock Regional responded to a ransomware attack

    It all happened in less than 48 hours: a ransomware attack, vital hospital computer systems shut down, a bitcoin payment secured on the dark web, and decryption codes used to make systems operational again. A cyberattack no one saw coming in January 2018 taught Hancock Regional Hospital officials a valuable lesson: Investing in cybersecurity is crucial.
  3. Study finds gap between patients and providers in perception of social health determinants

    Gaps in patients' and providers' perceptions of social determinants of health could affect policymakers' designs for social programs, according to a report from the Anthem Public Policy Institute.
  4. Medical City Healthcare appoints CEO for 2 hospitals: 5 things to know

    Dallas-based Medical City Healthcare named Carlton Ulmer CEO of Medical City Plano (Texas) and Medical City Frisco (Texas), effective July 22.

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  1. 6 diseases the U.S. eliminated thanks to vaccines

    An article in Business Insider outlines six diseases eliminated in the U.S. due to vaccines.
  2. Shallow hospital sinks can spur splashing of contaminants, study finds

    Healthcare workers cleaning up at hospital sinks could very well be splashing contaminants too, new research from Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System found.
  3. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    Here are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking revenue cycle management expertise in the last week.
  4. Kaiser sues Hawaii hospital system over balance-billing plan

    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is suing The Queen's Health Systems, alleging the Honolulu-based nonprofit organization notified Kaiser of plans to unfairly bill patients, according to Pacific Business News.
  5. BCBS of Arizona names CMO: 5 things to know

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli, MD, its CMO.
  6. Cigna to close South Dakota site

    Cigna will close one of its sites in Sioux Falls, S.D., and consolidate operations into another facility in the city, according to a company statement obtained by the Argus Leader.
  7. Mercy Health, Ohio nurses reach tentative deal to end strike

    Mercy Health and the union representing nurses at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, have reached a tentative agreement, the United Auto Workers announced June 12.
  8. Independent report on University of Maryland Medical System cites lax oversight of board member deals

    A consulting firm's assessment of the governance of the University of Maryland Medical System board of directors found that the board did not always fully examine deals involving board members before system management executed them.
  9. National healthcare scorecard: Where does your state rank?

    An analysis of state health system performance revealed Hawaii, Massachusetts and Minnesota are among the top-ranked states for access to healthcare, quality of care and other key measures.

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