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  1. How a health system successfully integrated pharmacy services with patient care teams

    Health systems facing mounting pressures to improve quality outcomes while reducing costs are increasingly seeking efficiencies. And since the pharmacy department is typically one of the largest areas of health system budgets, reducing pharmacy expenditures is often a key goal.
  2. Physician viewpoint: Lack of EHR sharing prevents patient care

    Patients suffer treatment delays and are sometimes forced to undergo medical tests they have already completed when they switch providers, infectious diseases specialist Pranay Sinha, MD, wrote in WBUR.
  3. ONC: How hospitals use EHR data varies by vendor

    Most hospitals, 95 percent, have adopted an EHR, but system data is used differently by hospitals depending on their chosen vendor, according to an ONC analysis.

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  1. Patients can message radiologists through the EHR with MUSC developed tool

    Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina researchers developed a digital messaging tool that allows patients to send radiologists questions about imaging results within the EHR, Radiology Business reports.
  2. Gilead, machine learning startup test AI's drug development potential

    Gilead Sciences, the Foster City, Calif.-based biopharmaceutical company, has teamed up with insitro, a machine learning startup in San Francisco, to develop disease treatments using artificial intelligence.
  3. AI-driven apps are coaching digital-first millennial managers

    Millennials, now in their 20s and 30s, are increasingly moving into high-ranking supervisor roles, often with little to no formal management training. To bridge this gap, many turn to artificial intelligence-powered systems to coach them through their managerial responsibilities, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  4. Progress of state value-based reimbursement programs: a year-by-year breakdown

    The number of U.S. states and territories with value-based reimbursement programs increased from one in 2008 to 48 in 2018, according to a study published by Change Healthcare.

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  1. Boston Scientific expects $25M hit after FDA pulls pelvic mesh from market

    Boston Scientific is anticipating a $25 million hit to its 2019 revenue after the FDA ordered device makers to pull surgical pelvic mesh products from the market, according to The Worcester Business Journal.
  2. Pennsylvania hospital, nurses trade unfair labor complaints: 6 things to know

    Indiana (Pa.) Regional Medical Center and the union representing 380 registered nurses and nurse anesthetists are accusing each other of unfair labor practices as a contract dispute between the parties continues, according to the Indiana Gazette.
  3. 53 medical professionals charged in sweeping opioid takedown

    Dozens of medical professionals in seven states, including 31 physicians, eight nurse practitioners, seven pharmacists and seven other medical workers, are charged with participating in the unlawful prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills.
  4. Research roadmap details path to incorporating AI into radiology

    Researchers have already begun to develop artificial intelligence tools for use in medical imaging but, as described in a new report published in the journal Radiology, more progress is necessary before these machine learning systems reach their full potential.

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  1. WHO releases 1st recommendations for digital health tech use

    The World Health Organization, a Geneva, Switzerland-based agency of the United Nations, released a report on April 17 detailing 10 key ways in which nations around the world can use digital health technologies to better the health of their populations.
  2. IBM cloud earns $5B revenue in Q1: 4 things to know

    IBM released its first quarter earnings on April 16, showing an acceleration in cloud revenue growth even as the tech giant's overall revenue dipped.
  3. White River Health System names 4 new leaders, including CIO, chief quality officer

    Batesville, Ark.-based White River Health System appointed four new members to its executive team.
  4. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial names president: 3 notes

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Centennial in Frisco, Texas, has selected Ryan Gebhart to serve as president.
  5. Baylor Scott & White Health appoints CFO: 5 notes

    Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health has tapped Penny Cermak to serve as executive vice president and system CFO, effective immediately, according to an internal memo to staff obtained by Becker's Hospital Review.
  6. Ascension selects CEO for international division: 6 notes

    St. Louis-based Ascension named James K. Beckmann president and CEO of Ascension Holdings International, effective April 15.
  7. NYC Health + Hospitals now live on Epic at 19 more facilities

    NYC Health + Hospitals debuted an Epic EHR at two hospitals in New York City and 17 ambulatory care clinics in Brooklyn as part of the health system's $1 billion IT platform rollout.
  8. Avoid precut melons, possibly linked to salmonella outbreak, CDC says

    The CDC issued a food safety alert asking consumers to avoid precut melons, which may be the source of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Carrau infections.
  9. Best Buy, Tyto Care launch device for at-home medical exams: 5 notes

    Best Buy is now selling telehealth technology company Tyto Care's portable patient examination device for virtual appointments.

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