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  1. Johns Hopkins medical school cuts ties with ICE

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine chose not to renew long-standing contracts to train U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, The Baltimore Sun reports.
  2. Physicians respond to WSJ op-ed on taking social justice out of medicine

    The Wall Street Journal op-ed pages are still reeling from a Sept. 13 commentary from Stanley Goldfarb, MD, a professor and former associate dean at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.
  3. 5 updates on payer-provider relationships

    Here are five recent articles posted by Becker's Hospital Review that concern payer-provider relationships:  

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  1. Voters don't want to hear about 'Medicare for All' anymore

    Democratic candidates have missed the mark in how they've discussed healthcare so far.
  2. 27 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week:
  3. CMS takes input on changes to hospital star ratings

    CMS held a listening session Sept. 19 to receive feedback on potential changes to its Overall Hospital Star Ratings methodology, according to AHA News.
  4. Washington state spends $62M in workplace injury claims for 1 hospital

    Employees have filed 1,900 injury claims at Lakewood, Wash.-based Western State Hospital since 2009, which has cost state taxpayers more than $62 million, KIRO 7 reports. 

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  1. 43 Minnesota hospitals recognized for high employee flu shot rates

    The Minnesota Department of Health is recognizing hospitals and nursing homes across the state for achieving high flu vaccination rates among employees, reports Fox 9 News.
  2. Physician viewpoint: Hospital leaders should mandate vaccination among staff

    Misperceptions about vaccines are the same in hospitals and long-term care as the rest of the world
  3. GlaxoSmithKline CEO nominated to Microsoft board

    Microsoft nominated Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, to join its board of directors, according to a Sept. 19 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
  4. Physician viewpoint: AI should not be used to find behavioral health services

    Services that match patients with mental health professionals using artificial intelligence should be approached with caution, due to the ongoing difficulties of developing unbiased AI, according to Scott Breitinger, MD.

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  1. OSF HealthCare joins funding for precision medicine software startup InsightRX

    InsightRX, a San Francisco startup developing a cloud-based medication dosing platform, announced Sept. 20 the close of a $10 million Series A funding round, with participation from Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare.
  2. Torrent Pharmaceuticals expands recall of hypertension drug

    Torrent Pharmaceuticals is expanding a recall of its losartan blood pressure tablets after detecting trace amounts of a probable cancer-causing impurity.
  3. FDA launches criminal probe into vape-related deaths

    The FDA is conducting a criminal investigation into the recent spike of vaping-related illnesses, which have affected more than 500 people to date, according to The Washington Post. 
  4. Sacklers may pull settlement deal if outstanding lawsuits aren't blocked, lawyers say

    The Sackler family may withdraw its settlement deal if a bankruptcy judge doesn't block outstanding state lawsuits against it and Purdue Pharma according to The New York Times. 
  5. Movers and shakers: 10 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following health IT executive moves recently affecting hospitals, companies and federal agencies:
  6. 55% of ASCs have infection control problems, OIG finds

    Infection control was the most frequently cited ambulatory surgery center problem between 2013 and 2017, with 55 percent of ambulatory surgery centers having one or more deficiency in this area, according to a report from HHS' Office of Inspector General. 
  7. Epic CEO Judy Faulkner on 'yes, if' strategy behind company's culture, success & 11 other health IT notes

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about health IT companies, including Allscripts, Epic and Google.
  8. Startup launches blockchain-based genome sequencing platform

    Technology startup Nebula Genomics has enhanced its blockchain technology with improved privacy settings for DNA sequencing, according to the Cointelegraph.
  9. Minnesota senators unveil bill to give diabetics free insulin for a year

    Republican senators from Minnesota unveiled a bill Sept. 19 that would require drugmakers to provide free insulin to eligible patients for up to a year, according to the Pioneer Press.

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