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Talking points: Daschle, Leavitt on reshaping healthcare

By Matthew Weinstock and Paul Barr  |  November 25, 2017

Mike Leavitt and Tom Daschle sit on different ends of the political spectrum, but they share a common goal of seeing a public-private partnership drive innovation in healthcare.

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

Providers and vendors team up for user-friendly EHRs

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 25, 2017

As healthcare inches toward value-based care, EHRs are more important than ever. Vendors are working with providers to improve their offerings, going beyond meeting the bare minimum federal requirements for their software.

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

Providers call on CMS for more flexible alternative payment models

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 20, 2017

Provider groups called on the CMS to create more opportunities for physicians to participate in existing and new alternative payment models to advance the Innovation Center's mission of moving healthcare delivery from volume to value.

Report: Florida rarely punishes doctors sued for malpractice

Report: Florida rarely punishes doctors sued for malpractice

By Associated Press  |  November 20, 2017

Out of nearly 24,000 resolved state and federal lawsuits against Florida doctors in the past decade, the state's Health Department filed disciplinary charges just 128 times, according to a newspaper report.

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

New Jersey Sen. Menendez's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

By Associated Press  |  November 16, 2017

The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.

Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

Clinton calls for mental health to be taught in schools

By Crain's New York Business  |  November 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton on Monday called on mental health professionals to create a standardized curriculum to teach middle and high school students nationwide about anxiety and depression.

Marketers told to wake up and smell the coffee, or get left behind

Marketers told to wake up and smell the coffee, or get left behind

By Alex Kacik  |  November 10, 2017

To boost engagement, providers are using wayfinding apps that help patients navigate hospitals, digital tools that automate follow-up texts after procedures, bill-paying and appointment reminders and partnering with Uber or Lyft to get patients to appointments.

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