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  1. Kaiser hospital sends 90-year-old patient home in cab, fails to notify family

    Kaiser Permanente San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center discharged a 90-year-old patient with failing kidneys and sent him home in a taxicab without notifying his family, according to NBC Bay Area.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. How one Arizona pediatrics practice is revamping patient scheduling for millennial parents

    North Scottsdale (Ariz.) Pediatrics redesigned its operations to include more technology-friendly scheduling tools and improve experience for the incoming generation of millennial parents, according to athenaInsight.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Viewpoint: Why limiting patient choice is the wrong approach to lowering drug prices

    After the Trump administration outlined a number of actions the federal government should take to address rising drug prices, two prescribing physicians argue these proposals may not only fail to lower drug prices, but also significantly limit Medicare patients' access to critical therapies, according to an op-ed in The Hill.  By Megan Knowles -

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  1. Michigan hospital to shutter clinic, cut jobs amid financial hardship

    Sturgis (Mich.) Hospital will cut jobs and close one of its three urgent care centers serving the Constantine and White Pigeon communities due to financial struggles, according to a Sturgis Journal report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 7 ways patients use online medical records, according to ONC research

    The majority of patients who access their medical record online use it to view test results, according to an ONC data brief released this month.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    Here are seven recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Indiana-based St. Vincent appoints 2 regional executives

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, named Gwynn Perlich, BSN, MSN, permanent COO of its southwest region and Craig Polkow vice president of finance for the south region, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. CMS extends MRI coverage for cardiac device patients: 3 notes

    CMS will now cover MRIs for Medicare beneficiaries with an implanted cardiac device without requiring them to participate in a clinical trial.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Only 62% of reported facility-onset C. diff are accurately diagnosed

    A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control investigated potential over-reporting of healthcare facility-onset Clostridium difficile infection.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Georgia governor to Piedmont, BCBS CEOs: We're meeting, and 'I expect an update' on negotiations

    Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal called a meeting with Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia to assess how negotiations are progressing.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. New Jersey joins Democratic states in legal fight against anti-ACA lawsuit

    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has joined leaders in other Democratic states in fighting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other Republican states that looks to overturn the ACA, according to NJ.com.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. Infectious disease physicians earn less than most other specialties: 5 survey findings

    Physicians specializing in infectious diseases earn less than most other physicians, which causes a number of medical students to opt out of pursuing the specialty, according to a survey conducted by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  By Megan Knowles -
  2. Dialysis patients travel 12 hours for life-saving care 7 months after Hurricane Maria: 6 things to know

    Nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a number of Puerto Rican dialysis patients who are left without a hospital must travel by plane for lifesaving treatment, The Atlantic reports.  By Megan Knowles -
  3. Inogen reports breach of 30k customers' personal information

    Inogen, an oxygen supply device manufacturer, is notifying 30,000 existing and former customers their personal data may have been improperly accessed, Reuters reports.  By Julie Spitzer -
  4. Health IT movers and shakers: 12 latest leadership changes affecting health IT

    In the last month, Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CIO and chief technology officer moves as well as other executive moves affecting health IT companies and federal agencies.  By Julie Spitzer -
  5. GSK divests line of rare disease drugs

    GlaxoSmithKline divested its portfolio of rare disease gene therapies to Orchard Therapeutics through a strategic agreement, the company announced April 12.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  6. 3 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the three latest drugs or medical devices approved by the FDA since March 23.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. CVS Health selects former Iora Health exec to serve as CMO of MinuteClinic

    CVS Health tapped Marc-David Munk, MD, to serve as the CMO of MinuteClinic, the drugstore chain's retail medical clinic division and as the Associate CMO of CVS Health.   By Alia Paavola -
  8. 27 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Medical Center Barbour CEO to retire: 3 things to know

    Ralph Clark, CEO/administrator of Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula, Ala., is retiring, according to a Eufaula Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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