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What do U.S. immigration policies mean for the healthcare workforce?

May 19, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
There's been a drop in the number of foreign-born medical graduates applying for residencies in the U.S. at the same time as the country struggles with physician staffing shortages. Industry stakeholders worry the decline comes from recent...
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FDA calls out drugmakers to promote greater generic competition

May 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The FDA claimed 39 drug companies may be blocking generic-drug makers from obtaining samples of their branded products to hinder generic...
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Walmart reports strong revenue in Q1 results

May 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Clinical Retail
The retailer reported that its revenue rose 4.4% to $122.69 billion for the period ended April 30, same-store sales rose 2.1% and online sales jumped 33%. Read More...
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Walmart to discontinue its scan and go checkout app

May 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Clinical Retail
While the program will be pulled out of approximately 150 Walmart stores, the service will remain at Sam’s Club, where its usage doubled last year, the company said. Read More...
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Maternity care quality varies significantly by hospital in same region, city

May 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Leapfrog Group's latest Maternity Care Report found the rate of episiotomies and C-sections varied greatly between hospitals in the same city and...
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New MGMA Physician Compensation Data Further Demonstrates Nationwide Primary Care Physician Shortage

May 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Today, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) released its 2018 MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation revealing primary care physicians' compensation rose by more than 10% over the past five years. This increase, which is nearly double that of specialty physicians' compensation over the same peri......
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Iowa’s Restrictive ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Challenged By Abortion Rights Advocates

May 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The law would ban abortions as soon as embryonic cardiac activity is detected, which is usually at about six weeks, the same time women typically begin to feel the first signs of pregnancy. Experts have signaled out the legislation as one that might rise up to the Supreme Court to challenge Roe v. Wade....
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What Makes Up the American Gut?

May 16, 2018 , WebMD
As of mid-2017, the scientists had analyzed data from thousands of samples provided anonymously by people from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and 42 other countries or...
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Providers expect Amazon to lower medical supply prices

May 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Sixty-two percent of health system executives support Amazon's growing presence in the medical supply sector and nearly the same amount said the company could successfully deliver supplies faster and at a lower price, according to a new...
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U.S. investigates bloodstream infections for link to heparin syringes

May 12, 2018 , Reuters
SHANGHAI/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Health agencies are investigating an outbreak of bloodstream infections in children from four U.S. states that may be linked to heparin and saline syringes made by Becton Dickinson and Co, the agencies told Reuters. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 14 cases of bloodstream infections in children caused by the same strain of the Serratia marcescens bacterium, the agency's lead investigator on the outbreak said in a telephone...
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CHI reports declining admissions, outpatient visits

May 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives saw a 7.7% drop in admissions and a 7% drop in outpatient visits during the third quarter of fiscal 2018 compared with the same period in...
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Guest Commentary: Let's work to end disparities in prenatal care for women of color

May 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Many African-American women will never celebrate Mother's Day, as they are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes than white women. Their chances of surviving pregnancy are the same as if they lived...
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Appointment booking app Solv announces $16.8M funding round, launch of new payments product

May 10, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
San Francisco-based appointment booking app Solv Health announced today that it has closed a $16.8 million Series B round of funding. The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation from Benchmark and Aspect Ventures. In the same announcement, the company also unveiled its new Solv Pay feature, which looks to make remuneration quicker and more convenient for...
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Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse

May 09, 2018 , WebMD
On Monday, the company said that within the next 60 days, Walmart and Sam's Club will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day...
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Geisinger Says DNA Sequencing As Preventative Care Is Ready For The Clinic

May 08, 2018 , Forbes
“We’re going to start doing it the same way we would talk to patients about getting a cholesterol check,” the health system's president and CEO Dr. David Feinberg...
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Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to Sex

May 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Teens, Parents Aren't on Same Page When Talk Turns to SexCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/7/2018 12:00:00...
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Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S.

May 05, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
Saving lives and saving the planet can be part of the same...
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Cigna's profit spikes as membership, premiums grow

May 04, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Cigna Corp.'s first-quarter net income jumped 55% compared with the same period last year and revenue rose 9% as the insurer grew premiums and membership in its commercial employer...
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CHS revenue drops by 18% while narrowing operating loss

May 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Community Health Systems managed to narrow its operating loss in the first quarter of 2018. The hospital chain's revenue shrunk by nearly 18%, but increased slightly on a same-hospital...
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InTouch Health buys Reach Health, bolstering inpatient, outpatient telehealth presence

May 02, 2018 , Mobile Health News
In its second acquisition this year, InTouch Health, which develops enterprise telehealth technology for hospitals and health systems, announced that it has acquired Reach Health, another telemedicine platform. The InTouch-Reach deal happened on the same day that American Well bought Avizia for its telehealth technologies that specialize in acute care...
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