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Kaiser sees 47% drop in Q2 operating income

Kaiser sees 47% drop in Q2 operating income

By Tara Bannow  |  August 03, 2018

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente saw a 47% drop in operating income in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the prior-year period, despite reporting higher revenue.

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

Back pain patients get fast therapy with St. Luke's spine program

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 01, 2018

St. Luke's University Health Network has created a new program that ensures patients with lower back pain get access to physical therapy within 48 hours to prevent chronic back pain that can lead to surgery and opioid dependency.

Geisinger CEO: Routine DNA sequencing will save money

Geisinger CEO: Routine DNA sequencing will save money

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  May 07, 2018

While Geisinger will have to spend around $5 million upfront to bring DNA sequencing into routine clinical care, the health system's president and CEO, Dr. David Feinberg, said it won't cost patients anything and will ultimately save money.

Geisinger to perform DNA sequencing as routine care

Geisinger to perform DNA sequencing as routine care

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 06, 2018

Over the next six months, Geisinger will enroll 1,000 patients in a pilot program recommending DNA sequencing as part of routine clinical care. Eventually, the health system said it will provide clinical DNA sequencing across the board.

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