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Handling of deadly pathogens to get wider look by House committee
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Members of a congressional committee said Monday that they planned to expand their investigation into recent incidents involving safety mishaps at government biosecurity laboratories.
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Court: St. Luke's in Boise can hold onto Saltzer, for now
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, may continue to operate Nampa, Idaho-based physician practice Saltzer Medical Group, despite a January judicial order to divest, a federal judge ruled Friday.
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Steele to step down as Geisinger CEO next year
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Geisinger Health System has launched the search for a successor to CEO Dr. Glenn Steele.
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Bill would give VA $17 billion infusion
By Virgil Dickson | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The leaders of the conference committee established to merge House and Senate bills to reform the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department have agreed to give $17 billion to the beleaguered federal agency to turn things around.
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When is a health plan not a payer? WEDI tries to explain
By Joseph Conn | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Many people in the healthcare industry use the terms “payer” and “health plan” interchangeably, but when it comes to a new wrinkle in the requirements for electronic healthcare transactions covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, there's a...
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Healthcare adviser Butler exiting Heritage Foundation for Brookings
By Rachel Landen | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Stuart Butler, a noted healthcare scholar and adviser, plans to join the Brookings Institution in September as a senior fellow in its economic studies program.
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Osteopathic group leader calls for more research, IT innovation
By Andis Robeznieks | July 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Juhasz recently began his term as the 118th president of the American Osteopathic Association by issuing a challenge to the AOA House of Delegates to dramatically improve and increase their output of osteopathic research.
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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
By Associated Press | July 28, 2014
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa—the largest ever...
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Antiviral-drug maker fights pediatricians' new advice
By Associated Press | July 28, 2014
A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
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Tentative deal reached on VA reform
By Associated Press | July 27, 2014
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' healthcare.
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