September 16, 2019

In the News: Sept 12–19

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This week: A new app to help parents of preemies with care coordination, an underutilized Medicare program for diabetic patients, and a new partnership focuses on reducing infant mortality.

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 August 19, 2019

In the News: Aug 15–Aug 22

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Care Coordination Remains a Manual Process A recent Fierce Healthcare article discusses a PointClickCare report regarding the inefficient methods of patient data sharing among acute and post-acute care facilities. According...

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 May 6, 2019

In the News: May 2–May 9

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This week: CMS's new primary care risk-sharing models; medically tailored meal programs are tied to fewer IP admissions; a new method for rare genetic disease causes in children.

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 March 11, 2019

In the News: Mar 7–14

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This week: Hospitals penalized due to infections, injuries; hospital Medicare margins continue to decline; and CDS system implementation takes coordination, integration.

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 January 18, 2019

In the News: Jan 17–24

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This week: Amazon’s machine learning service to enhance clinical decision making; Walgreens-Microsoft partnership to develop health care delivery models; Medicare Advantage enrollment grows to 22.4 million in 2019

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 December 17, 2018

In the News: Dec 13–20

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This week: Middle-income families see rising costs in employer insurance; chatbots gain traction in health care organizations; and US organ transplant rules change to prioritize severity over location.

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 November 15, 2018

In the News: Nov 8–15

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This week: Liquid biopsy tests for cancer care move into the mainstream; midterm elections prove consequential to Medicaid; and CVS Health to expand services into chronic disease management.

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 September 10, 2018

In the News: Sept 6–13

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This week: Low-acuity patients are increasingly seeking non-ED treatment; more than one-fifth of US adults report feelings of loneliness; and Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017.

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 August 6, 2018

In the News: Aug 2–9

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This week: Google continues its push into health care; CMS releases its 2019 inpatient payment final rule; and North Carolina’s transition to managed Medicaid will involve social determinants of health...

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 July 23, 2018

In the News: Jul 19–26

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This week: Variation in end-of-life expenditures for cancer patients; leading biotech companies targeting cancer with precision medicine; and inpatient utilization continues to slow.

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