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Dana Gelb Safran, ScD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts' (Blue Cross) Chief Performance Measurement and Improvement Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, was recently appointed by U.S. Comptroller General and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro to serve on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

Health care administration professionals, who must carefully consider how they evaluate human errors and at-risk behaviors in health care practice by those they manage, often struggle with knowing the best way to encourage transparency and accountability for those errors.

BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAT), the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today that LifeWatch’s largest shareholders, including Himalaya TMT Fund, Aevis Victoria SA and Antoine Hubert, pledged support of the Company’s tender offer for all outstanding shares of LifeWatch AG (SIX:LIFE) and have agreed to tender their shares. 

The New York Academy of Medicine welcomes to its Board of Trustees three leaders in medicine, science and business: Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc, Professor & Dean of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and CEO of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group; William A. Haseltine, PhD, Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International, Inc. and founder of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; and Paul P. Tanico, JD, Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of CastleRock Management.

American Well, the leading telehealth company, today announced that its award-winning online care marketplace, the Exchange, has continued to expand with the addition of providers from Intermountain Healthcare. Intermountain Healthcare already serves its existing patients and communities through Intermountain Connect Care® for on-demand telehealth visits 24/7/365. Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available to patients living in Utah, and soon Idaho, for live, telehealth visits on Amwell®, the #1 most downloaded video telehealth app.

HIMSS has been active in helping the healthcare community address and mitigate the spread of the WannaCry Ransomware attack.  This is a new type of ransomware that has affected organizations around the world in just a matter of days. Unlike other forms of ransomware seen over the past year, this type does not require human intervention to spread.

The Clinical Research Administration graduate program at Eastern Michigan University has been ranked number one in the nation by a prominent website – The Healthcare Management Degree Guide – that rates health care degrees from various disciplines. Eastern was listed at the top of 25 other American Universities, and was the only program ranked from the state of Michigan.

The National Institutes of Health has selected 42 talented and diverse students, representing 35 U.S.-accredited universities, for the sixth class of its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The MRSP received a record number of applications during the 2017-2018 application cycle.

Healthcare providers from across Texas gathered today for a press conference at the State Capitol to highlight current negative trends in health insurance and protest harmful business practices by insurers to pay less for emergency care and shift healthcare costs directly to consumers.

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-headquartered healthcare analytics company, launched a free tool, the Social Determinants of Health Portal, designed to help providers understand and monitor the impacts of social determinants of health on patient population across every county and work towards achieving better health outcomes.

 As we consider the renewed effort to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it is important to acknowledge both its successes and its flaws.

Southern Hills Hospital announces that a new Family Medicine Residency Graduate Medical Education (GME) program received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education programs.

 

On behalf of more than one hundred million Americans battling chronic and other major health conditions, the following coalition of 10 patient organizations remains united in its opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA)

The study will examine the immuno-genetic underpinnings of the respiratory infection caused by inhalation of fungal spores—known as Coccidioides—endemic to soils of the U.S. Southwest.

 

In a new analysis funded by Physicians for Fair Coverage, researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago, an independent research organization, today announced results of a study that found the FAIR Health database currently offers advantages over other national datasets and state All Payers Claims Data (APCDs) for the purpose of identifying a standard benchmark for out-of-network physician rates for medical services.

The American Medical Association (AMA) said today it looks forward to working with the Trump Administration as it implements a new strategy for combating the nation’s opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price outlined the strategy Wednesday at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. 

Providers who want to take advantage of value-based reimbursements and avoid MACRA penalties in 2018 must act fast – Caravan Health, the market leader in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), has extended its deadline for consideration in a 2018 ACO to April 30, 2017.

Building on their recent research focusing on a peptide, pNaKtide, designed to block the oxidant amplifying function of the cellular sodium-potassium pump, researchers at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have successfully demonstrated that pNaKtide can attenuate the development of experimental nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and atherosclerosis.

Oncology community professionals are concerned about the ability of their patients to access cancer screening and treatment under the proposed American Health Care Act, according to a survey conducted March 23–24, 2017 at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) 22nd Annual Conference: Improving the Quality, Effectiveness, and Efficiency of Cancer Care™ at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

 As a Bronze Sponsor of the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin SummitProove® Biosciences, Inc. announces the first-ever peer-reviewed published clinical study analyzing genetics, environmental, and lifestyle factors to accurately predict prescription opioid abuse.

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