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  1. 4 hurdles blockchain must overcome to be mainstream

    In order to appeal to the masses and become mass stream, blockchain must overcome four challenges, according to Kirill Bensonoff, a blockchain expert, and cited by the Global Trade.
  2. 50 companies investing in blockchain

    Forbes released its Blockchain 50 list, which features top companies investing and developing blockchain tools. The list is limited to companies that had a minimum valuation or sales of $1 billion and have U.S. operations.
  3. Sarasota Memorial Hospital breaks ground on 8-story cancer tower

    Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital broke ground April 16 on its eight-story tower dedicated to cancer care, according to Sarasota Magazine.

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  1. Express Scripts to add specialty pharmacy in Hawaii

    Accredo, Express Scripts' specialty pharmacy, will open a new location in Honolulu, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
  2. 5 leaders influencing Amazon's health push

    Amazon has hired top-tier leaders to oversee its push into healthcare, according to STAT.
  3. Death of Louisiana nurse attacked by patient ruled a homicide

    Police are investigating the death of a Louisiana nurse as a homicide after a coroner concluded she suffered fatal injuries from a patient attack, reports The Advocate.
  4. Judge orders Illinois hospital to restore services or face fines

    A Cook County Circuit Court judge has ordered Pipeline Health to restore services at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill., by April 18 or face a fine of $200,000 a day, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

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  1. Healthcare stocks take $28B hit: 4 things to know

    On April 16, UnitedHealth Group reported a $3.5 billion profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2019. That same day, the company's stock price tumbled 4 percent, according to Bloomberg.
  2. 1st U.S. patients undergo cancer treatment with CRISPR gene-editing tech

    The first patients in the U.S. have been treated using CRISPR gene-editing technology, NPR reports.
  3. The most common risk-bearing arrangements among surveyed health systems

    Medicare Advantage is the most popular risk-bearing arrangement among  health systems, according to a new survey.
  4. How consumers, providers and payers view healthcare payments

    A new report from healthcare payments network InstaMed outlines trends from the perspective of consumers, providers and payers.

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  1. Activist investor says Cerner can grow margins 9% in next 18 months

    Although Cerner shares have seen a double digit increase this year — 20 percent — the EHR developer is expected to see even bigger growth, activist investor Jeff Smith, CEO of Starboard Value, told CNBC.
  2. The universal rule on how much time hospitals should spend on quality in board meetings

    Board engagement is crucial for healthcare organizations seeking to create cultures of safety and quality. However, many boards are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with quality oversight and instead focus on other aspects of health system performance, like financial metrics.
  3. Fitch Solutions: US economic burden of chronic disease 'unparalleled'

    Chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis will continue to fuel "unparalleled" headwinds to U.S. economic growth, according to a Fitch Solutions analysis.
  4. Rural safety-net hospitals seeing ED use increase faster than cities, report suggests

    Emergency department visits are growing at a faster pace in rural areas than in urban settings, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
  5. Intuit CIO shares strategies for successful AI integration

    As automation and robotics continue to simplify critical processes and take over menial tasks across industries, it may be tempting to integrate artificial intelligence into every aspect of a business. But companies should resist that urge, according to Intuit CIO Atticus Tysen.
  6. 4 notable strikes this year

    Here are four notable labor strikes reported by Becker's Hospital Review so far this year:
  7. Health iPass, athenahealth partner on patient collections

    Health iPass, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based medical billing service, has partnered with athenahealth to streamline patient payment options, according to a press release.
  8. Genomic data is now searchable on the Google cloud

    Genomenon, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based genomics startup, has partnered with Google to integrate its searchable genomic mutation data into the Google Cloud Platform, according to a news release.
  9. Johns Hopkins Medicine selects chief marketing and communications officer: 5 notes

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine has named Suzanne Sawyer senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer, effective June 24.

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