February 11, 2019

In the News: Feb 7–14

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This week: Most of Cigna’s reimbursements now go to value-based models; Aetna partners with Apple to boost healthy living; and California workforce shortage prompts $3 billion plan.

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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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 December 10, 2018

In the News: Dec 6–13

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This week: Only half of open jobs in health care are being filled; telestroke services in rural areas have increased; and neonatal telehealth programs reduce transfers to neonatal NICUs.

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 August 13, 2018

In the News: Aug 9–16

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This week: Hospitals’ investment in artificial intelligence is expected to increase; a study finds opioid prescribing decreases after physicians learn of a patient’s fatal overdose; and CMS proposes restructuring ACO...

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 April 16, 2018

In the News: Apr 12–19

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This week: CMS final rule lets states define essential health benefits; health system expansion may result in patient safety risks; and the FDA approves the first autonomous AI medical device

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 April 1, 2018

“Digiceuticals” Are Gaining Steam

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“Digiceuticals” Are Gaining Steam For several months now, the FDA has been approving mHealth apps (also known as digital therapeutics or “digiceuticals”) to treat everything from diabetes to substance abuse....

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 March 26, 2018

In the News: Mar 22–29

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This week: The utility of wearables for cardiac patients, physician group acquisitions by insurers due to Medicare Advantage and youth suicide rates

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 March 15, 2018

Precision Medicine: Hits and Misses

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Precision medicine is so broad, you need to focus your investment. This post describes the 3 main activities—screening, diagnostics and therapeutics—associated with precision medicine and outlines which service lines are being...

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