• CHI spearheads effort to create ICD-10 codes for human trafficking victims

    Catholic Health Initiatives collaborated with several healthcare organizations to develop and secure ICD-10 codes to help providers document sex and labor exploitation for the first time, the Englewood, Colo.-based health system announced July 17.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • 10 most, least stressed cities in America

    Residents of Detroit have the highest stress of any city in the U.S., according to an analysis by WalletHub.  By Ayla Ellison -
  • From program to business model: using population health management to drive value-based care

    In a recent blog post, Medecision discussed population health management.  By Staff -
  • Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly announce positive top-line Phase III data results for empagliflozin as adjunct to insulin in type 1 diabetes

    In a recent press release, Boehringer Ingelheim announced positive top-line Phase III data results for empagliflozin as adjunct to insulin in type 1 diabetes.    By Staff -
  • Achieving interoperability for better patient care

    Sponsored by Allscripts  Information silos in healthcare create significant barriers to achieving the core tenets of value-based care. Interoperability is essential for breaking down these silos and delivering clinicians a holistic view of patients. For hospitals and health systems looking to prioritize population health initiatives and meet the growing expectations of patients amid the rise of healthcare consumerism, leveraging technology to help achieve these aims is crucial. However, achieving true interoperability requires more than new technology — it also requires a change in culture. To better understand what true interoperability looks like and how to get there, join Phil Morris, the director of the team of population health subject matter experts at Allscripts, and Michael Blackman, MD, a former assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine who currently provides medical leadership across the Allscripts CareInMotion suite, for a discussion on achieving interoperability. To download the .mp3 file, click here; or listen below.     For more information, please visit Allscript's website here By Super User -
  • Amazon's health efforts could involve food

    In the roughly one year since Amazon purchased Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant has begun offering Prime members discounts on fresh produce, suggesting its venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase may involve subsidizing healthy foods for its employees, according to CNBC.  By Julie Spitzer -
  • CDC joins investigation into sonic attacks in Cuba, China

    The CDC joined an investigative task force looking into sonic attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China, McClatchy's Washington, D.C., bureau reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • House rejects proposal to give CDC $10M for gun violence research

    The House Appropriations Committee voted along party lines July 11 to reject a proposal to set aside $10 million in grants for gun violence research at the CDC, Politico reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • Payment transformation has become a reality in Hawaii — here's how

    Sponsored by Navvis Healthcare In an ambitious move in 2016, the largest insurer in Hawaii decided to make population health more than a theory. In partnership with Navvis, Hawaii Medical Services Association rolled out a pioneering payment program for primary care providers, in which PCPs are rewarded for quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness and innovation. In turn, program aims to reduce administrative burden for physicians and better align consumers, providers, employers, the government and the community. The result? Māhie — or "transformation" in the native Hawaiian language — for patients, providers, employers, the government and community at large.  By Super User -
  • Compulsive sexual behavior is a mental health disorder, WHO says

    In a decision sparking controversy, the World Health Organization classified compulsive sexual behavior as a mental health disorder in its 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases, according to CNN.  By Alia Paavola -
  • Antibiotics 'frequently' doled out sans prescription worldwide

    A study published in the Journal of Infection examines the proportion of over-the-counter antibiotics supplied without a prescription in pharmacies globally.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • How neighborhood factors could increase cancer mortality rates

    Neighborhood characteristics, including racial composition and poverty rates, are linked to increased risks of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and higher mortality rates among urban black women, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign analysis found.  By Megan Knowles -
  • Only 20% of supermarket meats did not contain superbugs in 2015

    The Environmental Working Group released analysis showing that nearly 80 percent of meat in U.S.-based supermarkets contained antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • Intermountain devotes $12M to social determinants of health initiative

    Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is leading a new collaboration in Ogden and St. George, Utah, called the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health that will seek ways of promoting health, improving access to care and decreasing healthcare costs, the health system announced June 27.  By Julie Spitzer -
  • LYNPARZA® (olaparib) approved in Japan for BRCA-Mutated metastatic breast cancer

    Merck has recently announced that LYNPARZA, the first and only PARP inhibitor has been approved for use beyond ovarian cancer.  By Staff -
  • New late-breaking data at ADA underscore significant benefits of Abbott's FreeStyle Libre system for people living with diabetes

    Abbott recently announced that expanded real-world evidence from more than 250,000 individuals using FreeStyle Libre system showed higher frequency scanning is associated with improved glucose control, decreased glucose variability and reduced incidence of both daytime and nocturnal hypoglycemia.  By Staff -
  • Viewpoint: Internet gaming disorder is a bad habit, not a disease

    The World Health Organization added internet gaming disorder to the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases June 18, causing many mental health professionals to scrutinize whether the disorder actually exists, according to an op-ed written by science reporter Benedict Carey for the The New York Times.   By Harrison Cook -
  • Georgia law seeks to address state's issue with abandoned newborns

    Under a new Georgia law, which took effect July 1, the Department of Human Services will develop a sign to post at medical facilities, police or fire stations, denoting these areas as safe places to drop off a newborn without facing criminal charges, according to News Channel 6.  By Harrison Cook -
  • 2 competing health systems partner with community group to quash escalating street violence

    The troubling face of urban violence is never more apparent than in a city's trauma centers. Omaha, Neb., is no stranger to street and gang violence that lands its residents in the hospital. In 2018 so far, the Omaha Police Department has reported 1,009 violent crime offenses and 671 aggravated assault incidents.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  • What the fight over a new Supreme Court justice may mean for women's healthcare

    With Justice Anthony Kennedy's impending retirement, some physicians and healthcare experts are worried what may happen to substantial health laws like Roe v. Wade and how the repeal or overturning of such laws would affect Americans, particularly women.  By Alyssa Rege -

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