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The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Ascension is sharing millions of patient records with Google. Here's why.

November 13, 2019


Google and Ascension, the second-largest U.S. health system, on Monday announced a joint project to analyze the health data of millions of patients—and the news drew attention from lawmakers and regulators, with HHS' Office for Civil Rights announcing a federal inquiry into the project over potential HIPAA concerns.

Google Health's vision for your EHR, according to VP David Feinberg

November 6, 2019


Google Health Vice President David Feinberg at a conference last week outlined a vision for an electronic health record search function powered by Google technology.

House passes bills to increase transparency around PBM rebates

October 31, 2019


The House on Monday voted unanimously to approve two bills that would increase transparency of the discounts drugmakers offer pharmacy benefit managers.

Amid blackouts, California hospitals face wrenching choices: Power their EHRs? Refrigerate vaccines? Keep the lights on?

October 30, 2019


As wildfires rage in California, utility plants are taking precautionary measures and scheduling planned power outages that force many medical providers to make difficult decisions, revealing shortcomings in U.S. hospitals' emergency response.

The top 10 (preventable) patient-safety concerns for 2020

October 11, 2019


ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2020, with misuse of surgical staplers ranking No. 1.

How HHS wants to update anti-kickback rules to support value-based care

October 10, 2019


HHS on Wednesday issued long-anticipated proposed rules to update anti-kickback and physician-referral regulations so they do not interfere with physicians' ability to participate in value-based payment arrangements.

Policymakers are pushing mobile EHRs. But is anyone actually using them?

September 24, 2019


Less than 1% of patients who use their health system's patient portal also viewed their medical records on their smartphones, despite a growing push from policymakers to use the technology, according to research published recently in JAMA Network Open.

12 lessons private health systems can learn from VA, according to David Shulkin

September 18, 2019


Former Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin, who spent much of his career in the private sector, in a post on LinkedIn offers 12 tips the private health care sector can take from VA.

5 ways hospitals can make childbirth safer

September 16, 2019


When it comes to preventing maternal childbirth-related deaths, the United States still has a "long way to go," according to Amy Compton-Phillips, executive vice president and chief clinical officer at Providence St. Joseph Health, who shares five ways her health system ensures safer outcomes for maternal care.

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