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  1. 800 treatment centers certified to administer J&J's quick-acting antidepressant

    Johnson & Johnson said as many as 800 healthcare centers are approved to administer its ketamine-like antidepressant, which was approved by the FDA last month, according to CNBC.
  2. Washington University to offer free tuition for some incoming med students

    St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine will offer free tuition for up to half of medical students over the next decade.
  3. 15 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week.

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  1. Patient dies after fight at Florida healthcare facility

    Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who died after getting into a fight with another patient at a long-term care facility in Florida, reports News4Jax.
  2. Hospital Sisters Health System Illinois exec takes reins of Springfield hospital

    E.J. Kuiper, DPT, president and CEO of the Central Illinois division of Hospital Sisters Health System, will become president and CEO of HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
  3. WhidbeyHealth CEO steps down as exec, will consult until summer retirement

    Geri Forbes, former CEO of Coupeville, Wash.-based WhidbeyHealth, resigned from the role April 16, changing course from an earlier announcement that indicated she would continue to serve as CEO until she retired, effective July 1, according to a Whidbey News-Times report.
  4. UnitedHealth CEO: 'Medicare for All' would destabilize health system

    The CEO of UnitedHealth Group spoke in opposition to recent "Medicare for All" proposals during a post-earnings conference call April 16, according to CNBC.

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  1. Health IT needs more nurses: 6 questions with nurse informaticist Whende Carroll

    Whende Carroll, MSN, RN-BC, got into nurse informatics 15 years ago at CHI Franciscan's Highline Medical Center in Burien, Wash., but it wasn't until recently she realized healthcare needs more nurses — who represent the largest group of the healthcare workforce — involved in technology and innovation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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