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  1. 70+ population health management companies to know | 2017

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are developing and implementing population health initiatives aimed at providing better patient care, wellness and prevention. Population health efforts can include targeting at-risk populations for diagnostic testing and preventative measures, chronic care management and home care support.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Netherlands' free heroin distribution program could serve as possible model for US

    The Netherlands has distributed heroin to its citizens via supervised injection sites or heroin treatment centers since the 90s. Dutch public health experts cite these actions as one reason the country sees significantly fewer opioid-related deaths than the U.S., according to Cleveland.com.  By Harrison Cook -
  3. TriHealth, St. Elizabeth Healthcare link up for Medicare Advantage plan

    TriHealth, a five-hospital system in Cincinnati, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a six-hospital system in Covington, Ky., will collaborate with Mutual of Omaha and Lumeris on a value-based Medicare Advantage product.  By Morgan Haefner -

Population health issues and opportunities: Spotlighting high blood pressure

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  1. EHR adoption to push medical device connectivity market into the billions by 2022: 4 report insights

    The global medical device connectivity market will likely surpass the billion-dollar mark by 2022, in part driven by wide adoption of EHRs in the hospital setting, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Pike County Memorial Hospital appoints new CEO: 3 takeaways

    Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., selected Tylie Mills to serve as CEO, effective Aug. 3, according to The People's Tribune.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Epic, Cerner make up 50% of hospital EHR market share, ONC data shows

    More than nine in 10 hospitals use an EHR vendor that offers technology certified under the ONC's latest product criteria, according to ONC data last updated in June.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Western Arizona Regional Medical Center CEO resigns: 4 things to know

    Bullhead City, Ariz.-based Western Arizona Regional Medical Center CEO Thomas Salerno resigned, according to a Mohave Valley Daily News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Embracing risk in value-based care

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  1. 1 in 10 children prescribed opioids for pain in Tennessee, study finds

    Between 1999 and 2014, 1 out of 10 children enrolled in Tennessee's Medicaid program were prescribed opioids, according to a study published in Pediatrics.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Children's Hospital Colorado will hire 200 employees for new facility

    Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado has started efforts to fill 200 jobs at the hospital being built in northeast Colorado Springs.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Sutter Health, U of Utah School of Medicine execs to chair ONC's interoperability task force

    The federal Health IT Advisory Committee, which provides policy recommendations to the ONC, revealed details of a new Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force July 13, according to the Politico Morning eHealth newsletter.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. 5 latest drug, medical device recalls

    Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or forced by the FDA, ensure patient safety.  By Alia Paavola -

How UW Health System drove millions in savings

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  1. Liver cancer death rate spikes 43 percent: 6 things to know

    Death rates attributed to liver cancer have increased by 43 percent among American adults between 2003 to 2016, according to a report released by the CDC.  By Harrison Cook -
  2. Cass Regional brings EHR back online after dayslong downtime due to ransomware

    Harrisonville, Mo.-based Cass Regional Medical Center's EHR is back online July 16 after almost a week of downtime stemming from a ransomware attack on its IT infrastructure, the hospital said in a update.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. New York hospitals reach tentative deal with state's biggest healthcare union

    A group representing about 90 New York hospitals and nursing homes has reached a tentative three-year agreement with the state's largest healthcare workers union.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. How EHR data can inform better treatments: 5 things to know

    Medical experts are turning to EHR data, coupled with billing records, to help refine treatments and find new uses for drugs that have already been approved, according to NPR.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. Nazareth Hospital names president, VP of medical affairs: 4 takeaways

    Philadelphia-based Nazareth Hospital tapped Michael Magro Jr., DO, as president and Edward O'Dell, DO, as vice president of medical affairs.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Embracing risk: A clinically integrated network's success story in value-based care

    Shying away from value-based care and risk-based contracts is no longer an option as new healthcare policies, whether federally mandated, payer-mandated or internally mandated, take effect.  By Alia Paavola -
  7. Curbing patient readmissions a matter of timing for hospitals, outpatient clinics

    Although preventing unplanned readmissions is a major goal for hospitals, the preventability of readmissions changes over time, a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found. Hospitals can often prevent readmissions within the first week of discharge, but readmissions that happen later often relate to patients' lack of access to outpatient clinics.  By Megan Knowles -
  8. 7 most popular 6-figure healthcare jobs

    Seven healthcare-related professions made a list of the most popular jobs that pay at least $100,000 a year, with physicians and surgeons having the highest annual mean wage on the list at $214,700, an analysis by LiveCareer found.    By Megan Knowles -
  9. U of Michigan: Children's headaches leave parents unsure of whether and where to seek care

    Many parents nationwide struggle with the decision of where — and if — to seek care when their child has a headache, according a national poll conducted by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.  By Harrison Cook -

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