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  1. AstraZeneca to spend $1B to become carbon negative by 2030

    AstraZeneca plans to have zero carbon emissions from its global operations by 2025 and be carbon negative by 2030, the drugmaker announced Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. 
  2. Lowering drug prices No. 1 voter health concern for 2020 elections, polls find

    Fighting high drug costs is the primary healthcare concern for voters in the 2020 elections, rating above "Medicare for All," according to polls cited by the Los Angeles Times. 
  3. UT Health East Texas ushers in new leadership

    Tyler-based UT Health East Texas has appointed new leaders, the academic health system announced Jan. 23.

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  1. Chief growth officer appointment among 3 NYC Health + Hospitals leadership changes

    New York City-based NYC Health + Hospitals has appointed three leaders to new roles, effective Feb. 24.
  2. What measles outbreaks have cost US

    The cost of 11 recent U.S. measles outbreaks ranged from nearly $10,000 to $1 million, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  3. How tracking employees in real time can reduce hospital infections

    Hospitals using real-time location systems to track hand hygiene could reduce hospital infection rates, according to Scientific American.
  4. 21% of US cancer survivors binge-drink, study finds

    More than 50 percent of cancer survivors report using alcohol, and 21 percent are binge-drinkers, according to a study published in Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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  1. Health Catalyst becomes 1st healthcare member of Partnership on AI

    The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society, founded by Amazon, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants to research and distribute best practices on the responsible use of AI, welcomed Health Catalyst as a partner on Jan. 22.
  2. Geisinger precision health alums join virtual genetic care company

    Genome Medical, a startup offering genomics-driven telehealth services with investors including Kaiser Permanente Ventures, added three alumni of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger's National Precision Health initiative to its leadership team.
  3. Epic distancing itself from Google Cloud integrations & 13 other health IT notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Apple, IBM and Epic.
  4. Trump 'going to look' at Medicare cuts

    President Donald Trump is open to cutting back entitlement programs like Medicare, he told CNBC reporter Joe Kernen in a much-talked-about interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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  1. WellCare, Centene deal to close today: 3 things to know

    WellCare Health Plans and Centene secured all regulatory requirements needed to merge, the organizations said Jan. 23.
  2. Former Cerner employees sue company over retirement plan fees 

    Four former Cerner employees filed a class-action complaint this week against the EHR vendor for allegedly mismanaging its retirement plan by maintaining expensive investment options that cost participants millions of dollars, according to court documents obtained by Bloomberg Law.
  3. 4 Chicago hospitals to unite, form single healthcare system

    Four hospitals on Chicago's South Side have signed a nonbinding agreement to form a single integrated healthcare system.
  4. 'The worst has yet to come': Experts believe coronavirus outbreak is just beginning

    Experts believe the severity and extent of the coronavirus outbreak originating in central China will be clear after the Lunar New Year holidays, CNBC reports.
  5. How 3 hospital CEOs put their community's needs first

    Community hospitals have a unique challenge to ensure the services they provide reflect the needs of the communities they serve. 
  6. Bon Secours Mercy Health forecasts $10B in revenue this year

    Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health expects to generate net revenue of more than $10 billion in 2020, a jump of more than 17 percent from the previous year, according to the Cincinnati Business Journal. 
  7. Apple VP says skepticism of big tech in healthcare is 'healthy'

    Apple Health Vice President Sumbul Desai, MD, told listeners at a roundtable discussion in London that it's "healthy" to be skeptical about the entrance of big technology companies in the healthcare market, according to The Independent.
  8. Patient files class-action lawsuit against New York health system following phishing attack

    A patient of Health Quest is suing the Lagrangeville, N.Y.-based health system for allegedly failing to safeguard her protected health information after it was exposed in a phishing attack, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
  9. Pending Kentucky hospital closure prompts outpouring of assistance for employees

    Employees of a Kentucky hospital that is set to close are receiving job search help from several healthcare organizations, local TV station WSAZ reports.

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