MedClimate Health News Daily http://medclimate.com/feed en-us Copyright MedClimate, Inc2017 'Deeply troubled' Senate Democrats seek briefing on HHS' open enrollment strategy http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/senate-democrats-seek-briefing-hhs-open-enrollment-strategy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/senate-democrats-seek-briefing-hhs-open-enrollment-strategy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:20 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Saying they are “deeply troubled” about efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, Senate Democrats are seeking answers about what the Trump administration is doing to prepare for the upcoming open enrollment period. The lawmakers, who are all ranking members of committees that oversee healthcare, detailed their concerns in a letter sent on Friday to top federal health officials. Providence St. Joseph executive Aaron Martin: Slow pace of healthcare innovation is jarring to the tech world http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/providence-st-joseph-exec-aaron-martin-slow-pace-healthcare-innovation-jarring-to-tech-world?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/providence-st-joseph-exec-aaron-martin-slow-pace-healthcare-innovation-jarring-to-tech-world?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:48:28 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare There are major differences between how the technology and healthcare sectors approach innovation, according to Aaron Martin, who spent 8 years as a vice president at Amazon before joining Providence St. Joseph Health as chief digital and innovation officer. But melding those two perspectives can pay off for patients if done right. Medical schools incorporate population health to train doctors of the future http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/medical-schools-incorporate-population-health-to-train-doctors-future?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/medical-schools-incorporate-population-health-to-train-doctors-future?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:38:52 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare More medical schools are incorporating population health into the education of future doctors, including a handful of programs that have radically changed their curricula. Schools need to do more than create a department of population health or add a few classes, says David Nash, M.D., founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University. The healthcare data breach that took 14 years to uncover http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/july-healthcare-data-breaches-protenus-tewksbury-hospital-massachusetts?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/july-healthcare-data-breaches-protenus-tewksbury-hospital-massachusetts?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:32:14 CDT Gienna Shaw at FierceHealthcare: It For the first time this year, outside hacks surpassed insider breaches both in frequency and in the total number of affected patient records in July. But one Massachusetts case that took 14 years to crack came from inside the hospital. The healthcare data breach that took 14 years to uncover http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/july-healthcare-data-breaches-protenus-tewksbury-hospital-massachusetts?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/july-healthcare-data-breaches-protenus-tewksbury-hospital-massachusetts?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:32:14 CDT Gienna Shaw at FierceHealthcare: It For the first time this year, outside hacks surpassed insider breaches both in frequency and in the total number of affected patient records in July. But one Massachusetts case that took 14 years to crack came from inside the hospital. As overall care quality improves, socioeconomic disparities remain http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/as-overall-care-quality-improves-socioeconomic-disparities-remain?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/as-overall-care-quality-improves-socioeconomic-disparities-remain?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:49:16 CDT Matt Kuhrt at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A new report finds that the overall quality of healthcare in the United States continues to show gradual improvement. Among demographic groups, however, that improvement remains uneven. Humana, Amgen team up on data-driven research venture http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/population-health/humana-amgen-team-up-data-driven-research-venture?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/population-health/humana-amgen-team-up-data-driven-research-venture?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:32:02 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer Humana is joining forces with Amgen, a major biotechnology company, on a multifaceted research venture that aims to improve health outcomes by delivering data-driven clinical insights. The companies' six initial projects will target an array of serious conditions, including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, neurologic disorders, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Aetna-Apple talks center on costs, protecting patient data http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/aetna-apple-talks-center-costs-providing-wearables-protecting-patient-data?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/it/aetna-apple-talks-center-costs-providing-wearables-protecting-patient-data?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:31:30 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Payer Debate in meetings between Aetna and Apple centered on protecting patient data and whether providing Apple Watches to enrollees is a cost-effective idea, according to one attendee. And then there's the challenge of getting patients with chronic conditions to actually use them. Rift grows between Wayne State University and pediatric practice over affiliation agreement http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/rift-grows-between-wayne-state-university-and-pediatric-practice?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/rift-grows-between-wayne-state-university-and-pediatric-practice?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:29:33 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare As physician practices affiliate with healthcare systems, there are bound to be conflicts. That’s certainly the case with Wayne State University and a pediatrics practice there. The growing rift between the two parties came to a head yesterday as top officials from the university met with about 50 faculty members of the medical school’s pediatric department. Female mouse embryos actively remove male reproductive systems http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/female-mouse-embryos-actively-remove-male-reproductive-systems http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/female-mouse-embryos-actively-remove-male-reproductive-systems Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:00 CDT NIH News Release NIH researchers reveal novel insights into how sex-specific reproductive systems arise. ]]> This state policy decision may be damaging the ACA exchanges http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/state-policy-decision-may-be-damaging-aca-exchanges?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/state-policy-decision-may-be-damaging-aca-exchanges?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:53:42 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer While some argue that allowing the sale of limited-coverage and transitional health insurance policies will benefit consumers, new research suggests that doing so has actually contributed to instability in some states’ individual markets. Because such plans are cheaper and less comprehensive, they tend to attract healthier, younger consumers—thus throwing off the balance of the ACA-compliant risk pool. Despite support from AMA, doctors worry the Human Diagnosis Project could be ‘spitting out garbage’ http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:26 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The Human Diagnosis Project might have the newfound support of the American Medical Association, but physicians are slightly more skeptical of the crowdsourced approach to medical care. At least one physician is concerned there is no way to validate the AI-powered initiative that relies on crowdsourced diagnostic data. Despite support from AMA, doctors worry the Human Diagnosis Project could be ‘spitting out garbage’ http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:26 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The Human Diagnosis Project might have the newfound support of the American Medical Association, but physicians are slightly more skeptical of the crowdsourced approach to medical care. At least one physician is concerned there is no way to validate the AI-powered initiative that relies on crowdsourced diagnostic data. Despite support from AMA, doctors worry the Human Diagnosis Project could be ‘spitting out garbage’ http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/analytics/despite-support-from-ama-doctors-worry-health-diagnosis-project-could-be-spitting-out?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:50:26 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The Human Diagnosis Project might have the newfound support of the American Medical Association, but physicians are slightly more skeptical of the crowdsourced approach to medical care. At least one physician is concerned there is no way to validate the AI-powered initiative that relies on crowdsourced diagnostic data. ​​​​​​​Providence Health System plans to transform D.C. hospital into multiservice ‘health village’ http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/providence-health-system-plans-to-transform-hospital-into-health-village?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/providence-health-system-plans-to-transform-hospital-into-health-village?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:30:12 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare ​​​​​​​As the healthcare industry turns its focus on patient needs outside of hospital walls, a District of Columbia provider has revealed plans to transform one of its facilities into a “health village.” Providence Health System announced that it is in the early stages of turning its 408-bed hospital in northwest D.C. into a multiuse, walkable campus that would include both health and nonhealth services. Cleveland Clinic cancels fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/cleveland-clinic-cancels-fundraiser-at-trump-s-mar-a-lago?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/cleveland-clinic-cancels-fundraiser-at-trump-s-mar-a-lago?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:57:50 CDT Ilene MacDonald at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The Cleveland Clinic has succumbed to internal and external pressure, canceling plans to hold its 2018 fundraiser at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. The organization has held the annual gala at the upscale resort for eight years. ONC, AHRQ would see budgets slashed under proposed House spending bill http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/onc-ahrq-would-see-budgets-slashed-under-proposed-house-spending-bill http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/onc-ahrq-would-see-budgets-slashed-under-proposed-house-spending-bill Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:49:33 CDT walmeida at Healthcare IT News - Government & Policy The House Rules Committee released its combined bill on Wednesday, and the news wasn’t good for the agency in charge of health IT policy. While the proposed bill provides ample funding for the FDA, both the Office of the National Coordinator and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality would see big cuts if the budget passes Congress. Under the bill, ONC will receive just $38 million in funding, which is down from the $60 million the agency received last year. The bill stated the funding is designed for “the development and advancement of interoperable health information.” However, it did not provide further details. The proposed bill also leaves AHRQ with $300 million in funding -- or $34 million less than last year. The future of AHRQ has been debated since Donald Trump took office, as the President’s budget proposed merging the agency with the National Institutes of Health. The proposed funding -- and the appointment of AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna in May -- might signal that AHRQ will remain an independent agency. On the other hand, the proposal includes about $5.15 billion in funding for the Food and Drug Administration, which is an additional $500 million for the agency. The bill stipulates a great portion be directed to user fees: $937 million prescription drugs, $193 million to medical devices, $493 million for human generic drugs and $54 million to biosimilar biological products, among others. Amounts collected through user fees that exceed 2018’s limitations will be credited to the account. Congress will vote on the bill when it reconvenes next month. Twitter: @JessieFDavis Email the writer: jessica.davis@himssmedia.com Like Healthcare IT News on Facebook and LinkedIn Additional Topics: PolicyPolicyDisable Auto Tagging: 

The House Rules Committee released its combined bill on Wednesday, and the news wasn’t good for the agency in charge of health IT policy.

While the proposed bill provides ample funding for the FDA, both the Office of the National Coordinator and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality would see big cuts if the budget passes Congress.

Under the bill, ONC will receive just $38 million in funding, which is down from the $60 million the agency received last year. The bill stated the funding is designed for “the development and advancement of interoperable health information.” However, it did not provide further details.

The proposed bill also leaves AHRQ with $300 million in funding -- or $34 million less than last year. The future of AHRQ has been debated since Donald Trump took office, as the President’s budget proposed merging the agency with the National Institutes of Health.

The proposed funding -- and the appointment of AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna in May -- might signal that AHRQ will remain an independent agency.

On the other hand, the proposal includes about $5.15 billion in funding for the Food and Drug Administration, which is an additional $500 million for the agency.

The bill stipulates a great portion be directed to user fees: $937 million prescription drugs, $193 million to medical devices, $493 million for human generic drugs and $54 million to biosimilar biological products, among others. Amounts collected through user fees that exceed 2018’s limitations will be credited to the account.

Congress will vote on the bill when it reconvenes next month.

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HHS to delay 340B final rule until July 2018 http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/hhs-to-delay-340b-final-rule-until-july-2018?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/hhs-to-delay-340b-final-rule-until-july-2018?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:41:29 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The Department of Health and Human Services has again delayed the 340B final rule, which would penalize pharmaceutical companies that knowingly overcharge hospitals for drugs purchased through the program. This time the government is delaying it until July 2018. Doctor pleads guilty to bilking VA for hundreds of procedures never performed http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctor-pleads-guilty-to-bilking-veterans-affairs-for-hundreds-procedures?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/doctor-pleads-guilty-to-bilking-veterans-affairs-for-hundreds-procedures?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:24:19 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare A 44-year-old cardiologist from New Jersey pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding the Veterans Affairs program by billing for hundreds of procedures he never performed. Apostolos Voudouris, M.D., pleaded guilty in federal court in Newark to healthcare fraud and also entered into a civil settlement agreement under which he will pay $476,460 to resolve the government’s claims under the False Claims Act. Penn Medicine CIO wants federal agents to prosecute cybercriminals that disrupt patient care http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:14:42 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare In the wake of two global cyberattacks, the CIO of Penn Medicine is calling for more federal support in the form of criminal investigations to stem the tide of attacks. Acknowledging that hospitals need to do more to secure IT systems, Mike Restuccia says law enforcement needs to cooperate with agencies across the globe to prosecute cybercriminals. Penn Medicine CIO wants federal agents to prosecute cybercriminals that disrupt patient care http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:14:42 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It In the wake of two global cyberattacks, the CIO of Penn Medicine is calling for more federal support in the form of criminal investigations to stem the tide of attacks. Acknowledging that hospitals need to do more to secure IT systems, Mike Restuccia says law enforcement needs to cooperate with agencies across the globe to prosecute cybercriminals. Penn Medicine CIO wants federal agents to prosecute cybercriminals that disrupt patient care http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/penn-medicine-cio-wants-feds-to-prosecute-cybercriminals?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:14:42 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It In the wake of two global cyberattacks, the CIO of Penn Medicine is calling for more federal support in the form of criminal investigations to stem the tide of attacks. Acknowledging that hospitals need to do more to secure IT systems, Mike Restuccia says law enforcement needs to cooperate with agencies across the globe to prosecute cybercriminals. Government will make CSR payments to insurers this month http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/government-will-make-csr-payments-to-insurers-month?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/government-will-make-csr-payments-to-insurers-month?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:57:59 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer The Trump administration will issue this month’s cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers—though it still has not committed to funding them long-term. The health insurance industry and policy experts have repeatedly warned that if the CSR program ends, it will significantly destabilize the individual marketplaces, leading to insurer exits and premium hikes. Illinois medical group will get even bigger, stay independent with $1.45B investment http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/illinois-medical-group-will-get-even-bigger-1-45b-investment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/illinois-medical-group-will-get-even-bigger-1-45b-investment?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:56:11 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The largest independent physicians group in Illinois aims to get even bigger with a $1.45 billion investment from a private equity firm. DuPage Medical Group, one of the country’s largest independent, multispecialty physician groups, announced it has entered a strategic partnership with a private equity group that will allow it to grow with additional services, sites and doctors. NIST issues ‘next-generation’ draft guidance for IoT integration http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/nist-issues-next-generation-draft-guidance-for-iot-integration?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/nist-issues-next-generation-draft-guidance-for-iot-integration?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:29:13 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its fifth revision of security and privacy guidance that includes a new focus on IoT vulnerabilities. Although the catalog of security controls is intended for a wide range of connected industries, it has implications for the healthcare sector that has been flooded with network-enabled medical devices. NIST issues ‘next-generation’ draft guidance for IoT integration http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/nist-issues-next-generation-draft-guidance-for-iot-integration?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/nist-issues-next-generation-draft-guidance-for-iot-integration?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:29:13 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its fifth revision of security and privacy guidance that includes a new focus on IoT vulnerabilities. Although the catalog of security controls is intended for a wide range of connected industries, it has implications for the healthcare sector that has been flooded with network-enabled medical devices. Few hospitals meet consumer expectations, report finds  http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/few-hospitals-meet-consumer-expectations-report-finds?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/few-hospitals-meet-consumer-expectations-report-finds?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:24:39 CDT Ilene MacDonald at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Despite an industrywide push to improve the patient experience, a new study found that hospitals and healthcare systems often fail to meet rapidly changing consumer demands. Indeed, the report by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, shows that only 8% of the 125 healthcare organizations surveyed apply successful practices to meet these new expectations. Anthem, Aetna, Kaiser Permanente CEOs sound off about Charlottesville violence, Donald Trump's response http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/anthem-aetna-kaiser-permanente-ceos-sound-off-about-charlottesville-controversy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/anthem-aetna-kaiser-permanente-ceos-sound-off-about-charlottesville-controversy?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:54:21 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The CEOs of major health insurance companies are speaking out about the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its aftermath. “The violence and radical ideology at the center of the protests were no less than an assault on human dignity,” said Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish. Express Scripts to place new limits on opioid prescriptions, drawing criticism from AMA http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/express-scripts-country-s-largest-pbm-will-limit-opioids-drawing-concerns-from-doctors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/express-scripts-country-s-largest-pbm-will-limit-opioids-drawing-concerns-from-doctors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:47:12 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Payer Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, plans to roll out a new program that will limit the number and strength of opioid medications doctors can prescribe to first-time users. The program, which will begin on Sept. 1, is intended to help reverse the country’s opioid epidemic. Express Scripts to place new limits on opioid prescriptions, drawing criticism from AMA http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/express-scripts-country-s-largest-pbm-will-limit-opioids-drawing-concerns-from-doctors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/express-scripts-country-s-largest-pbm-will-limit-opioids-drawing-concerns-from-doctors?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:47:12 CDT Joanne Finnegan at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit manager, plans to roll out a new program that will limit the number and strength of opioid medications doctors can prescribe to first-time users. The program, which will begin on Sept. 1, is intended to help reverse the country’s opioid epidemic. Stressed-out ER doctors not only burn out, they make more patient care mistakes http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/stressed-out-er-doctors-not-only-burnout-fast-they-make-more-patient-care-mistakes?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/stressed-out-er-doctors-not-only-burnout-fast-they-make-more-patient-care-mistakes?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:43:07 CDT Ilene MacDonald at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare The stress of caring for patients in the emergency room takes its toll on doctors, and a new study shows that it also is a danger to patients. The more stress an ER physician experiences, the more likely he or she is to make a mistake, according to a new study published by BMJ Open. Buffalo VA hospital warns 526 patients about infection risk from improperly cleaned scopes http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/buffalo-va-hospital-warns-526-patients-about-infection-risk-from-improperly-cleaned?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/buffalo-va-hospital-warns-526-patients-about-infection-risk-from-improperly-cleaned?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:39:50 CDT Paige Minemyer at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center notified 526 patients of the concern after a review of the disinfection process for endoscopes revealed that an employee of the hospital may not have followed the manufacturer’s instructions. New study shows ‘e-visits’ lead to more office visits and fewer new patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/e-visits-lead-to-more-office-visits-and-fewer-new-patients-study-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/e-visits-lead-to-more-office-visits-and-fewer-new-patients-study-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:37:33 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Physicians using technology to supplement in-person care may not be seeing the benefits they expect. New research shows physicians that offered patients the option of e-visits actually saw an uptick in office visits, which led to fewer new patients. New study shows ‘e-visits’ lead to more office visits and fewer new patients http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/e-visits-lead-to-more-office-visits-and-fewer-new-patients-study-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/mobile/e-visits-lead-to-more-office-visits-and-fewer-new-patients-study-says?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:37:33 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It Physicians using technology to supplement in-person care may not be seeing the benefits they expect. New research shows physicians that offered patients the option of e-visits actually saw an uptick in office visits, which led to fewer new patients. Trump administration, states take aim at coverage rules for birth control and abortion http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/trump-administration-states-take-aim-at-coverage-rules-for-birth-control-and-abortion?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/trump-administration-states-take-aim-at-coverage-rules-for-birth-control-and-abortion?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:31:04 CDT Leslie Small at FierceHealthcare: Payer While the push for a major healthcare policy overhaul has petered out, some narrower changes are emerging—specifically, those targeted at coverage rules for reproductive services. At the federal level, officials are preparing to issue a rule that targets the requirement that all employer-based health plans must provide coverage for birth control. NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-uncovers-specialized-mouse-neurons-play-unique-role-pain http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-uncovers-specialized-mouse-neurons-play-unique-role-pain Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:30:00 CDT NIH News Release Previously unknown category of neuron responds to pulling of a single hair. ]]> Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/scientists-give-star-treatment-lesser-known-cells-crucial-brain-development http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/scientists-give-star-treatment-lesser-known-cells-crucial-brain-development Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:00:00 CDT NIH News Release NIH-funded study lays foundation for future research into the roots of several brain disorders. ]]> 3 questions nagging legal experts about the FDA’s software precertification program http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:58 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: Healthcare As the digital health industry revels in the Food and Drug Administration’s new approach to digital health, legal experts are tossing a bit of skepticism toward the regulatory framework. In particular, they wonder whether the precertification program will provide enough evidence for users. 3 questions nagging legal experts about the FDA’s software precertification program http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:58 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It As the digital health industry revels in the Food and Drug Administration’s new approach to digital health, legal experts are tossing a bit of skepticism toward the regulatory framework. In particular, they wonder whether the precertification program will provide enough evidence for users. 3 questions nagging legal experts about the FDA’s software precertification program http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss http://medclimate.com/external/index.php?http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/regulatory/3-questions-legal-experts-have-about-fda-s-software-precertification-program?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:35:58 CDT Evan Sweeney at FierceHealthcare: It As the digital health industry revels in the Food and Drug Administration’s new approach to digital health, legal experts are tossing a bit of skepticism toward the regulatory framework. In particular, they wonder whether the precertification program will provide enough evidence for users.