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  1. Heart valve procedure safe for most patients, but CMS still restricts coverage

    A wider range of patients could benefit from transcatheter aortic valve replacement than previously thought, according to two studies published March 16 in The New England Journal of Medicine and cited by The New York Times.
  2. J&J, Apple to launch study on Apple Watch's atrial fibrillation early detection, diagnosis capabilities

    Johnson & Johnson will test the Apple Watch's ability to perform early detection and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can act as a sign of stroke.
  3. 10 hospitals, health systems hiring CMIOs

    Here are 10 hospitals, health systems or healthcare organizations that posted job listings seeking chief medical information officers during the past month.

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  1. Warren Buffett talks Haven: 7 most insightful quotes

    The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway sat down with the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Finance to discuss the healthcare joint venture backed by Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan, including its much-anticipated name, audacious goals and leader Atul Gawande, MD.
  2. How noncompete clauses can sever patient-provider relationships

    Noncompete clauses, which are becoming more common in healthcare, can often drive a wedge between providers and their patients, reports The New York Times.
  3. Gilead increases HIV drug prices by 4.9% in US

    Gilead Sciences increased the U.S. prices of its top six antiviral drugs that treat HIV by 4.9 percent, according to financial and investment news site Barron's.
  4. Ohio sues OptumRx to recover $16M in overcharges

    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx to recoup $16 million in alleged overcharges, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

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  1. Key nonmedical barriers to care that hospital leaders plan to address this year

    Healthcare leaders plan to offer more programs focused on the social determinants of health, according to a new survey published by Change Healthcare and the HealthCare Executive Group.
  2. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of March 11-15

    Four major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.
  3. Arizona Medicaid alerts 3,100 enrollees of privacy breach

    Officials within Arizona's Medicaid program reportedly sent personal health information of 3,146 patients to incorrect home addresses, according to AZ Central.
  4. 7 leadership tips for pharmacy managers

    Pharmacy school teaches students the ins and outs of medicine, but far less about how to be an effective pharmacy leader.

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  1. Opioid prescription rates drop, but duration increases: 6 study findings

    While the amount of opioids prescribed per person decreased between 2006 and 2017, the average duration per opioid prescription increased, according to a new study published in JAMA.
  2. Another 43 lots of blood pressure medication recalled

    Legacy Pharmaceuticals recalled 43 lots of losartan March 15, becoming the latest drugmaker to recall the blood pressure medication due to the detection of a potentially carcinogenic impurity.
  3. Judge tosses suit alleging Express Scripts 'stole' patients

    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by six pharmacies that claimed Express Scripts violated health privacy laws and poached customers, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  4. Nurses in good work environments less likely to be dissatisfied with EHRs

    The work environment at a hospital helps shape how nurses evaluate EHR usability as well as whether EHRs can achieve the intended aim of their implementation — improving quality and patient safety, according to a study published in Applied Clinical Informatics.
  5. WhidbeyHealth CEO to retire: 3 things to know

    Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes is retiring July 1, according to a South Whidbey Record report.
  6. 25 latest hospital, health system CNO and CMO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system chief nursing officer and CMO moves in the last four weeks.
  7. MACPAC seeks more gradual phase in of Medicaid DSH cuts

    The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission's March report to Congress recommends phasing in Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts more gradually over a longer period.
  8. How 5 employers took on healthcare costs from 1997 to today

    Companies like Walmart, Intel and Boeing are creating or have launched value-based programs that aim to lower healthcare costs through direct-to-provider agreements, according to the Harvard Business Review.
  9. Change Healthcare files for $100M IPO 

    Change Healthcare submitted an S-1 filing March 15 to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $100 million initial public offering, Seeking Alpha reports. 

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