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  1. CareFirst BCBS partners with D.C. incubator to support health startups

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's corporate investment and innovation organization, Healthworx, has partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Halcyon incubator program to provide funding and support for healthcare entrepreneurs.
  2. Digital health VC funding drops to $2B in Q3

    Global venture capital funding for digital health companies totaled $2 billion in the third quarter of 2019, down 35 percent from the $3.1 billion raised during the same time period in 2018, according to a new Mercom Capital Group report.
  3. Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare selects COOs for 2 hospitals

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare appointed COOs for Methodist University Hospital in Memphis and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown (Tenn.) Hospital.

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  1. St. Mary's Medical Center CEO Gabrielle Finley-Hazle resigns

    Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., resigned Oct. 11, according to The Palm Beach Post.
  2. Troy Regional Medical Center taps Amy Minor as interim CEO

    Troy (Ala.) Regional Medical Center named Amy Minor interim CEO, according to a Troy Messenger report.
  3. How a childhood illness inspired Dr. Abdelmoity from Children's Mercy to tackle epilepsy in Missouri

    Ahmed Abdelmoity, MD,  was born with a heart disease that required him to have open heart surgery when he was 9. The care he received as a child, which he calls the best in the world, allowed him to move from a life where he needed to limit his physical activity to one in which he competitively played basketball. 
  4. Pharmacist sues New York hospital, says she was fired after reporting misconduct

    A former clinical pharmacist at Strong Memorial Hospital has filed a lawsuit claiming the Rochester, N.Y.-based provider fired her after she reported patient safety concerns and harassment, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. 

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  1. Patient burned in 'suspicious' fire at Michigan hospital

    A female patient at Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center in Troy, Mich., was burned on 30 percent of her body after a fire that investigators have called suspicious, erupted in one of the rooms, according to The Detroit News. 
  2. Few hospital CIOs 'very familiar' with patient medical record sharing rules

    Fewer than one in five — 18 percent — of hospital and health systems executives reported that they are "very familiar" with new regulations regarding patient medical record sharing, according to an Accenture survey.
  3. IBM to build blockchain platform for smart contracts

    IBM was selected by smart contract provider Proof of Trust to build a multiplatform blockchain application for disputed resolution and smart contract validation.
  4. Omada Health expands digital health offerings

    Omada Health has partnered with Abbott to integrate the company's glucose monitoring technology into Omada Health's digital care program, according to an Oct. 14 news release.

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  1. Amazon's 6 keys to innovation

    With a goal of becoming the world's most consumer-centric company, Amazon is well-known for prioritizing innovation above all else — a mission achieved by focusing on six core strategies.
  2. 6 recent payer exec moves

    The following payer executives changed their positions this month.
  3. Amazon pays for employees to travel for cancer care

    Amazon is aiming to control healthcare spending by paying to send employees to California to receive cancer care, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  4. UnitedHealth posts $5B profit in Q3

    UnitedHealth Group posted higher revenues and profits in the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, the health insurer said Oct. 15.
  5. 10 hospitals seeking CFOs

    Below are 10 hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking CFOs during the past week.
  6. Quicken Loans launches concierge health center for employees

    Quicken Loans opened a concierge health and well-being center for employees Oct. 15 through a partnership with Premise Health, a direct healthcare provider based in Brentwood, Tenn.
  7. HHS cuts Medicare appeals backlog 25%, exceeds court-ordered target

    HHS is ahead of schedule for reducing the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level, according to a recent status report obtained by the American Hospital Association.
  8. Ancestry adds genetic health tests to consumer DNA services

    Ancestry is expanding its DNA test offerings beyond genealogy to provide health screening, STAT reports, further fueling the Lehi, Utah-based company's rivalry with 23andMe.
  9. Florida women's clinic alerts 520,000 patients of data breach

    Tampa-based Women's Care Florida alerted all current and former patients — 528,188 people — that their medical or personal information may have been exposed due to an April 29 cybersecurity incident.

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