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  1. 4 tech giants rumored to be building healthcare wearables

    Wearables are having their moment in the clinical space, moving beyond their perception as a consumer technology and wellness product.
  2. 5 must-reads on healthcare prices

    Several studies and analyses on healthcare prices have made headlines since the beginning of the year.
  3. Kansas hospital CEO backs health insurance bill

    State lawmakers in Kansas are considering a bill aimed at protecting individuals with pre-existing health conditions if the ACA is eliminated, according to The Hutchinson News.

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  1. Why U.S. nurses are suffering 'work hangovers'

    While prominent industry players have attributed widespread understaffing issues to a nursing shortage, some industry experts and recent research claim such a shortage does not exist, The Guardian reports.
  2. ProHealth posts $42.8M net loss: 3 things to know

    Waukesha, Wis.-based ProHealth Care recorded a net loss in the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, thanks in part to losses on investments, according to unaudited financial documents.
  3. Your hospital may benefit from a chief purpose officer — here's why

    In order to drive employee efforts and help them connect their individual work to the organization's broader goals, Roche India — part of pharmaceutical and diagnostics company Roche Group — hired a chief purpose officer.
  4. 7-hospital ACO signs value-based agreement with Humana

    Bridges Health Partners, an ACO comprising seven hospitals, inked a value-based agreement with Humana for Medicare Advantage members in western Pennsylvania.

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  1. Ohio hospital uses AI tool to cut readmissions by 20%

    Canton, Ohio-based Mercy Medical Center lowered readmission rates by over 20 percent using a cognitive machine solution. 
  2. CEO of UnityPoint Health in Central Illinois to retire in June

    Debbie Simon, BSN, CEO of Peoria-based UnityPoint Health in Central Illinois, is retiring June 30.
  3. Nationwide Children's Hospital selects new CEO: 5 things to know

    Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children's Hospital appointed Tim Robinson CEO, effective July 1.
  4. Vermont hospital fined $20K for hazardous waste violations

    Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin was fined $20,250 for several hazardous waste violations, according to a state report cited by the VTDigger.

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  1. Analytics continued to drive digital health VC funding in 2018, report finds

    Global venture capital funding in digital health reached $9.5 billion in 2018, with funding for data analytics startups contributing $2.1 billion, according to a report by market research firm Mercom Capital Group.
  2. Scripps Health to build 120-bed behavioral health facility

    San Diego-based Scripps Health is partnering with Acadia Healthcare to build a 120-bed behavioral health facility in Chula Vista.
  3. DOD signing up states for nationwide PDMP: 5 things to know

    The DOD has enrolled nine states in its nationwide prescription drug monitoring program, an initiative to address addiction and reduce the illegal transfer of opioids within the military population, according to military.com.
  4. American Well, Netsmart partner on telehealth solution to address opioid crisis

    American Well and Netsmart will unveil an integrated approach to address the growing U.S. opioid crisis during the HIMSS19 conference Feb. 11-14 in Orlando, Fla.
  5. Alphabet's venture arm taps biotech veteran to lead life sciences investments

    GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, hired biotechnology industry veteran David Schenkein to co-lead the company's life sciences investments, according to Bloomberg.
  6. Software issues drive medical device recalls for 11th straight quarter, report finds

    Software issues continued to drive medical device recalls during the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a recent analysis of U.S. recall data.
  7. HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 hospitals more likely to report physician satisfaction with EMRs, survey finds

    Hospitals that earned Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model are more likely to report physician satisfaction with the systems, according to a report from KLAS Research and HIMSS Analytics.
  8. Cooper University Health Care appoints co-CEOs

    Camden, N.J.-based Cooper University Health Care CEO and Executive Chairman Adrienne Kirby is retiring, effective June 1, according to a Courier Post report. The organization has named two chief executives to succeed Ms. Kirby.
  9. J&J doesn't have to hold arbitration vote, SEC rules

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told Johnson & Johnson it can choose not to hold a shareholder vote on a proposal that would send all shareholder disputes to private arbitration hearings rather than federal court, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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