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  1. FDA approves first treatment for rare blood disorder

    The FDA approved Nov. 8 Celegene's drug, Reblozyl, designed to treat anemia in adult patients with beta thalassemia who require regular red blood cell transfusions.
  2. Former Biogen sales rep wins $6M in retaliation suit

    A federal jury in Seattle awarded a former Biogen sales representative nearly $6 million after she claimed the drugmaker fired her for refusing to pursue off-label marketing, according to STAT.
  3. 13 hospitals, health systems launching telehealth services

    Here are 13 hospitals and health systems that implemented telehealth technology and services in October:

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  1. 25 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week:
  2. Eisenhower Health to launch cancer detecting robot

    Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based Eisenhower Health will deploy a robotic platform this month to support earlier and more accurate diagnoses of lung cancer.
  3. Trinity Health selects Sheri Shapiro as chief strategy officer

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health has appointed Sheri Shapiro senior vice president and chief strategy officer.
  4. Telemedicine appointments for allergy patients are equally satisfying as in-person visits, study finds

    Most pediatric patients and their families are more or equally satisfied with allergy and asthma treatment delivered via telemedicine as opposed to in-person, according to a recent American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology study.

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  1. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are seven recent health information technology vendor contracts and go lives affecting healthcare organizations.
  2. In 2020, AI will zero in on behavioral health, social determinants, drug resistance & more

    Artificial intelligence is currently used on a more insular, internal level within healthcare organizations, but in the months and years to come will expand to address population-level issues such as disease outbreaks and social determinants of health on a global scale.
  3. How can hospitals use real-time analytics to improve care quality, delivery? The sky's the limit

    With healthcare organizations gathering reams of data every minute and with advanced analytics software readily available, practically the only thing that can prevent data insights from transforming clinician workflows and patient outcomes is a lack of creativity.
  4. Viewpoint: AI should be used not just to predict disease, but to understand the underlying causes

    Most artificial intelligence tools developed for use in healthcare purport to predict and detect disease with superhuman speed and accuracy, but the technology's true life-saving potential lies in discovering why those diseases occur at all.

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  1. Michigan health information network merges with state HIE

    Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services will integrate Great Lakes Health Connect, a Michigan-based health information exchange by the end of the year, according to a Nov. 7 news release.
  2. 12 recent hospital, health system credit rating actions

    An update on credit rating activity in the last week at a dozen hospital or health systems:
  3. Strike averted at Chicago's Mount Sinai, Schwab Rehabilitation hospitals

    Chicago-based Sinai Health System has reached an agreement with the union representing hundreds of its workers, according to news releases from health system and union officials.
  4. Graduate medical education accrediting body taps Dr. Bruce Metz as first CIO

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has selected Bruce A. Metz, PhD, to serve as its first CIO, effective in January.
  5. Mercy Health-Springfield names COO, CNO

    Mercy Health-Springfield (Ohio) has tapped Chris Howe to serve as COO and Rhonda Beane as chief nursing officer.
  6. Baptist Health Chief Compliance Officer Donald Riggs to retire

    Donald R. Riggs, chief compliance officer of Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health, plans to retire at the end of the year after 27 years with the health system.
  7. Geisinger detects source of NICU infections that killed 3 infants

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Medical Center identified contaminated equipment as the source of Pseudomonas bacteria that killed three infants and sickened five others in its neonatal intensive care unit this fall, reports The Daily Item.
  8. How leaders are working to improve patient experience

    To keep loyal patients, hospital leaders are evaluating various strategies to improve patient experiences. Some executives are making in-person visits to patients, similar to when a manager of a restaurant visits your table. Others are using technology, whether it be to give patients updates about their appointments or to visit patients virtually.
  9. Blockchain job market dips 53%

    The share of blockchain and cryptocurrency job searches per millions decreased 53 percent between September 2018 and September 2019, according to a report from Indeed cited by Forbes.

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