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Techies want to Uber-ize healthcare. One VC fund says: 'Not so fast.'

Techies want to Uber-ize healthcare. One VC fund says: 'Not so fast.'

Many healthcare technology developers talk about Uber-izing healthcare—the way Uber ushered in a new transportation model that circumvented the taxi industry. But that model may not work in an industry that has entrenched interests, high hurdles to entry and a crowd that doesn't rely on apps.

BREAKING: Providers must report Medicare overpayments going back six, not 10 years

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 11, 2016
BREAKING: Providers must report Medicare overpayments going back six, not 10 years

The CMS has finalized a controversial rule that will require providers to return Medicare overpayments. The rule, first proposed in 2012, alarmed many healthcare organizations when it floated the idea that providers would be liable for returning Medicare over payments going back as far as 10 years.

Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  February 11, 2016
Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

Carolinas HealthCare has named Eugene Woods president and CEO of the 39-hospital not-for-profit health system, effective April 28. He will take the reigns of the system from Michael Tarwater, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2002.


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Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.


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UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

UnityPoint's Kaplan named CEO at UW Health

Dr. Alan Kaplan was announced Tuesday as the next CEO of UW Health in Madison, Wis. Kaplan is currently executive VP and chief clinical transformation officer at UnityPoint, a regional health system based in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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