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Vital Signs
HCA shows interest in Australia's Healthscope
By Beth Kutscher | April 22, 2014
HCA, the largest U.S. hospital chain by revenue, is considering a bid for Australian hospital company Healthscope, according to media reports.The Nashville-based hospital operator has tapped Deutsche Bank as its financial adviser, the reports said, citing sources familiar with the situation.
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Magazine
Outliers: Black Death victims yield their secrets
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death—and of its victims. And researchers hope further testing will help in the fight against future pandemics.
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HCA required to divest two London facilities amid scrutiny of private hospital market
By Beth Kutscher | April 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Antitrust regulators in the U.K. will require HCA to divest two of its hospitals in central London. The recommendation follows a two-year investigation of the private hospital market by the Competition and Markets Authority.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
How many people have signed up for coverage on the exchanges? Read Data Points and find out.
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Information
Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality
By Reuters | March 18, 2014
Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration.
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Vital Signs
Many parents of overweight children don't see them as such, survey finds
By Steven Ross Johnson | March 17, 2014
Two-thirds of parents in Europe do not see their overweight child as such, while some even view them as being underweight, a new study found.
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News
HIMSS acquires British events company, opens U.K. branch
By Joseph Conn | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has taken another international expansion step by completing the acquisition of a British events management company, Citadel Events, specializing in healthcare information technology.
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Information
The new health IT arms race between the U.S. and Europe
By Forbes | March 11, 2014
While differences in healthcare exist, in recent years, four major trends in digital health have taken center stage on either side of the Atlantic: wearable technologies, self-monitoring systems, technology to support greater health access and electronic health-record systems.
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Information
U.K. patients' data uploaded to Google servers, triggering privacy concerns
By Engadget | March 04, 2014
The National Health Service of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies. A recent revelation that extensive patient information has been uploaded to Google servers by a hired management consulting firm has piled on the privacy...
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Magazine
Outliers: Zappa lives on—in a microbe's name.
By Modern Healthcare | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The late Frank Zappa blazed a lot of trails in his day. But now the rock star who experimented with jazz, classical music and performance art has a new accolade. And it seems only fitting that the namesake is a bit off-beat, like the iconoclastic musician himself.
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