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  1. 4 healthcare stocks most popular with hedge funds

    Insider Monkey, a financial news publication, ranked the most popular healthcare stocks among hedge funds at the end of December 2019. 
  2. Study: How makeup affects the perception of competence

    Women wearing heavy makeup are perceived as less experienced, less competent, less warm, less moral, less in control and less human, according to a study published in the journal Sex Roles.
  3. Movers and shakers: 8 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following health IT executive moves recently affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies.

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  1. 6 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are six recent health information technology vendor contracts and go-lives affecting healthcare organizations.
  2. Highmark launches telehealth program for opioid addiction treatment

    Highmark West Virginia on Feb. 20 announced a new initiative to provide telemedicine-based treatment and services to members dealing with opioid and other addictions, according to News and Sentinel.
  3. Harvard-founded Nebula Genomics launches $299 whole-genome sequencing

    In what Nebula Genomics claims is the "most affordable personal genome sequencing" on the market, as of Feb. 18, the direct-to-consumer DNA testing startup's flagship test is available in 188 countries for $299.
  4. Ochsner partners with Louisiana digital end-of-life care registry

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System has become the first health system to join an initiative to create a statewide electronic registry for advance care planning documents, according to a Feb. 19 news release.

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  1. 6 hospitals planning upgrades, expansions

    Six hospitals or health systems announced, started, advanced or completed construction projects in the last week:
  2. Flu has sickened 29 million: 5 things to know 

    The CDC estimates flu has caused 29 million illnesses, 280,000 hospitalizations and 16,000 deaths this season, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  3. 77% of California hospitals haven't made safety updates after patient assault

    A hospital safety law California enacted three years ago has done little to prevent workplace violence, healthcare employees told NBC Bay Area.
  4. 'We need to think big, start small and move fast': Spectrum CIO on building a modern IT team

    Health IT is a booming field both on the clinical and technology side. MarketsandMarkets projects the health IT market was $187.6 billion in 2019 and will grow at a compound annual growth rate for the subsequent five years, hitting $390.7 billion by 2024.

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  1. HHS unveils strategy recommendations to reduce health IT regulatory, administrative burden

    CMS and ONC on Feb. 21 released a report with strategic plan recommendations to combat regulatory and administrative burden associated with the use of health IT, including EHRs.
  2. Why this physician says he quit his 45-year career in medicine: The stress of adapting to the EHR

    Regulatory reporting requirements and usability issues associated with EHRs can cause stress for physicians. While some can adapt to the technology, others, including Edward Volpintesta, MD, have not.
  3. 'Hope for the best, prepare for the worst': UNMC infection control chief talks coronavirus  

    Mark Rupp, MD, chief of the infectious disease division and medical director of infection control and epidemiology at Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center, discussed the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak with Becker's.  
  4. Federal report details lapses at Ohio VA hospital where patient died in 2017

    The Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General released a report Feb. 20 detailing patient care issues at Dayton (Ohio) VA Medical Center that may have contributed to the death of an elderly patient, according to a Dayton Daily News report.
  5. Online searches for rare disease jumped after 'Stranger Things' season 3

    Online searches for a rare disorder called cleidocranial dysplasia spiked after the disease was spotlighted on the most recent season of the TV show "Stranger Things," according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head & Neck Surgery.
  6. Nurse gets 13 years in prison for NICU injuries at UnityPoint Health-Meriter

    A former nurse at Madison, Wis.-based UnityPoint Health-Meriter was sentenced to 13 years in prison for injuring nine infants in the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit between 2017 and 2018, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.
  7. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week: 
  8. Ardent Health Services CEO to retire

    David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services, will retire this year.
  9. Senate panel approves bill for more transparency on VA's IT projects amid EHR go-live delay

    Following the delay of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Cerner EHR go-live, a Senate committee passed a bill last week that requires the agency to be more transparent about the status of its multimillion-dollar IT projects, according to a Feb. 20 FCW report.

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