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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase appoint CEO for healthcare venture

Atul Gawande, M.D., was officially named chief executive officer of the three-way partnership's newly formed company to address U.S. employ…

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Psychotherapeutic intervention shows promise for treating depression in preschool-aged children

PCIT-ED is one of the first psychotherapeutic treatments to target early childhood depression.

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VA tackles interoperability, massive data stores with open FHIR API project

BOSTON -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over the last year has made a pointed shift to modernize the agency: First with the annou…

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MD Anderson to pay $4.3 million settlement with OCR for HIPAA violations

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center settled with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Righ…

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MedPAC: Medicare's readmission program not causing increase in observation stays 

CMS' readmissions reduction program isn't responsible for an uptick in observation stays, according to MedPAC. The group also reiterated…

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National Business Group on Health issues new recommendations for pushing PBMs on opioids

The National Business Group on Health recommended that employers discuss opioid use for pain management with their health plans and pharmac…

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Conservatives unveil ACA repeal plan as bipartisan governors rally around pre-existing condition protections

Only months before the critical 2018 midterm elections, conservatives are pushing for yet another attempt at repealing the Affordable Care…

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Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk of death after opioid overdose

NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized.

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As Medicaid costs soar, states try a new approach

In order to control ever-increasing Medicaid spending, some states are taking a unique step: addressing underlying social issues related to…

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Federal judge dismisses UnitedHealth fraud suit over in-home visits, Walmart gift cards

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare that accused the Minnesota-based insurer of false claims and violations of…

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Anthem completes acquisition of Aspire Health months ahead of schedule

Anthem's purchase of Aspire Health is a done deal, the Indianapolis-based insurer announced Monday. Completion is months ahead of schedule…

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Patents hold clues about Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft plans for healthcare

Many eyes are watching the likes of Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech stalwarts for some kind of signal about their healthcar…

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Payer Roundup—Centene's acquisition of Fidelis clears major hurdle; D.C. insurers eye 15% ACA premium hikes

Centene's $3.75 billion deal with Fidelis is one step closer to completion following approval by the New York attorney general; ACA insurer…

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Blues hit the jackpot under Republicans' tax law

Thirteen Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurers saved billions in taxes last year due to the Republican tax overhaul, but whether that…

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New AMA policies takes aim at drug shortages and poor EHR training for medical students

The American Medical Association is taking aim at dangerous drug shortages and the need for better EHR education for physicians with two ne…

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NIH to end funding for Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial

Trial will end within the next few months following an orderly closeout.

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House Committee increases NIH funds, cuts ONC by 29%

The House Appropriations Committee released Thursday its draft funding bill for fiscal year 2019. It includes investments in National Insti…

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AI, innovation, value-based care: AHIP18 attendees look to the future

Attendees at this year's AHIP conference will have one eye on value and technology, and another looking back on how the industry has change…

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Early-stage Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine trial begins

Phase 1 study will enroll a small group of healthy adult volunteers.

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Kaspersky yanks Europol participation after EU calls software 'malicious'

Kaspersky Lab is temporarily suspending its work with Europol and the No More Ransom project following a majority vote from the European Pa…

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The Dutch Ministry of Health is taking a hard stance on interoperability

Primary topic: InteroperabilityPrimary Topic: PolicyAdditional Topics: PolicyInteroperabilityTechnologyInteroperabilityTechn…

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It's not about technology, it's about culture

Primary topic: Government & PolicyPrimary Topic: PolicyAdditional Topics: PolicyPolicyDisable Auto Tagging: Short H…

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Transforming Turkey: How a race for high standards helped a country unify around digital healthcare

Primary topic: Government & PolicyPrimary Topic: Electronic Health RecordsAdditional Topics: TechnologyEHRPolicyPolicySp…

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Insurer and provider groups wade into latest ACA legal battle

Several insurer and hospital groups, including the American Medical Association and American Hospital Association, are coming to the defens…

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Understanding Sweden's eHealth 2025 strategy

Primary topic: Government & PolicyPrimary Topic: Electronic Health RecordsAdditional Topics: TechnologyEHRPolicyPolicySp…

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NIH-supported researchers find link between allergen in red meat and heart disease

A subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for this food allergen.

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NIH study finds no significant link between brain injury and IV fluid treatment of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is often the first sign of type 1 diabetes in children who have not yet been diagnosed.

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CVS-Aetna prospects increase after AT&T-Time Warner approval, but challenges remain

If stock prices are anything to consider, federal approval of a merger between AT&T and Time Warner certainly doesn't hurt CVS and Aetna's…

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Consumers skeptical of Berkshire-Amazon-JPMorgan, single-payer

While everyone from Congress to Amazon is trying to overhaul the health insurance industry, most consumers are happy with the status quo, a…

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How CVS Health boosted specialty medication adherence with secure messaging, digital engagement

After an initial pilot showed a 30% jump in optimal medication adherence for cancer patients, CVS Health rolled out a secure messaging plat…

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