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Outcomes pioneer memorialized nearly 74 years after his death
By Sabriya Rice | July 23, 2014
The grave of a Boston surgeon considered by many to be the pioneer advocate for tracking patient outcomes and acknowledging medical errors was memorialized Tuesday by the American College of Surgeons.
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M-Modal expects to emerge from bankruptcy in coming weeks
By John N. Frank | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Franklin, Tenn.-based medical transcription technology company M-Modal says it expects to emerge from bankruptcy in the next three weeks. M-Modal filed for bankruptcy protection in March, less than two years after it was acquired for a reported $1.1 billion by an investment unit linked to J.P.
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Agents get subsidized Obamacare using fake IDs
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. The weak link seemed to be call centers that handled applications for frazzled consumers unable to get...
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Healthcare technology raises additional privacy issues
By eWeek | July 23, 2014
The proliferation of fitness devices like the Fitbit, health-monitoring applications and advancements in social media and mobile device technology provide new opportunities for healthcare providers, but also raise some pertinent privacy issues, according to a report from the California HealthCare...
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Data Points | Prison health spending
By Modern Healthcare | July 23, 2014
Test your knowledge of trends in prison healthcare. Spending dipped slightly in 2011, but experts see a surge ahead as inmates get older and sicker.
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Sales of da Vinci robotic surgery systems continue to flag
By Jaimy Lee | July 23, 2014
Intuitive Surgical saw its revenue and income fall again in the second quarter as sales of its da Vinci robotic surgery systems continued to drop.
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E-health startups get NYC blessing
By Crain's New York Business | July 23, 2014
Seven digital health companies have been selected from among 138 applicants to be part of the second class in the New York Digital Health Accelerator.
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Ascension Health plans joint-venture with Dignity, Tenet to run Ariz. hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | July 23, 2014
Ascension Health plans to transfer part of its ownership in the Carondelet Health Network in Arizona into a three-way joint venture that includes Tenet Healthcare Corp. and Dignity Health.
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Dr. Susan Turney leaving MGMA to lead Marshfield Clinic system
By Andis Robeznieks | July 23, 2014
MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1.
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Government drafting birth-control accommodation
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious not-for-profits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.
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