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  1. Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx: How digital medicine 'saved my life'

    Evolving technology has led to significant enhancements in modern medicine, from diagnosis detection to remotely monitoring patients' health with wearable tracking devices. Digital medicine can improve and enhance patients' lives, and Cleveland Clinic CIO Ed Marx even credits it with saving his own.
  2. Healthcare sees 3.2% hiring drop in last year

    Healthcare is among the U.S. industries that saw a hiring decrease from February 2018 through February 2019, at 3.2 percent, according to a study from the Reboot Digital Marketing agency.
  3. MUSC receives $3.6M to launch national telehealth research network

    The National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences awarded a $3.6 million grant to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in support of pediatric telehealth research.

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  1. Henry Mayo nurses to discuss next steps in negotiations

    Registered nurses at Valencia, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will meet April 15 to discuss how they want to move forward since they have not been able to agree on a contract with hospital administrators, according to The Santa Clarita Valley Proclaimer.
  2. Primary care represented less than 5 percent of Medicare spending in 2015, Rand study finds

    Primary care spending represents less than 5 percent of total spending among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, according to a new Rand Corp. study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
  3. More than half of internal medicine physicians use telehealth services, survey finds

    Fifty-one percent of internal medicine specialists work in a practice that has implemented at least one telehealth service, according to a American College of Physicians survey.
  4. After 400 layoffs, Kaiser Permanente Colorado in talks with labor unions over workforce needs

    Kaiser Permanente Colorado has begun preliminary talks with its labor unions about workforce needs after the layoff of 400 workers in the last six months, according to The Denver Post.

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  1. California nursing program uses human-like robots to train medical personnel  

    Redding, Calif.-based Shasta College implemented human-resembling electronic medical simulators to train nurses and other medical personnel, Redding Record Searchlight reports.
  2. Approving AI for medical use: 7 things to know

    The FDA grants approval for drugs and medical devices, but as artificial intelligence continues to grow in healthcare, the agency also is tasked with ensuring computer algorithms are both safe and effective, NPR reports.
  3. Stormont Vail Health names chief compliance officer

    Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kan., tapped Kevin Steck to serve as senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.
  4. Hillcrest Medical Center appoints CEO: 3 takeaways

    Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., has selected Xavier Villarreal to serve as CEO, according to a Tulsa World report.

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  1. Winnie Mack steps into leadership at Nassau University Medical Center

    An executive from New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, Winnie Mack, will become interim leader of East Meadow, N.Y.-based Nassau University Medical Center, effective April 15, according to a Newsday report.
  2. Sutter Health, UPMC partner with DNAnexus on precision medicine study

    Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health and UPMC in Pittsburgh are collaborating with DNAnexus, a biomedical informatics and data management company, on a precision medicine study of multiple sclerosis treatments.
  3. Viewpoint: 5 strategies for making nurse manager roles attractive to Gen Xers, millennials

    The nurse manager role may need to be redesigned to appeal to nurses from Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) and millennials (born between 1981 and 2000), according to a viewpoint article in The American Journal of Nursing.
  4. 45% of consumers think they can keep PHI safer than providers

    Almost half of consumers (45 percent) believe their protected health information is more securely stored on their personal electronic devices than their healthcare providers', according to a Morphisec survey.
  5. Western Carolina University nursing students test VR simulators

    Cullowhee, N.C.-based Western Carolina University nursing students and faculty are using virtual reality simulation technology.
  6. Amazon Alexa is years away from linking patients to physicians

    While Amazon announced Alexa was HIPAA-compliant earlier this month, the voice assistant is years away from connecting patients to physician, according to CNBC reporter Christina Farr.
  7. Trends signal wider, more inclusive approaches to healthcare are underway

    The movement to value-based healthcare is gaining steam, and consumers stand to benefit as providers ramp up their efforts to provide patients with personalized, affordable and coordinated care that best meets their needs.
  8. Calif. hospital CEO seeks Adventist, CommonSpirit, Sutter as possible transaction partners

    Fort Bragg, Calif.-based Mendocino Coast District Hospital's board of directors will seek a potential lease or sale, the hospital's interim CEO said April 11, according to the Fort Bragg Advocate-News.
  9. 14% of new hospital patients harbor superbugs: 4 study findings

    Some hospital patients contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria on their hands or nostrils at the start of a hospital stay, which highlights the need for patient hand-hygiene programs, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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