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Trying to soar with feet stuck in mud, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

There are advances being made in healthcare that border on the stunning. Witness the gains made by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as one example. Despite laudable gains in knowledge and therapeutics, our healthcare picture remains saddled by inefficiencies and an unsustainable cost structure. In that same...

Linking personality, treatment compliance

Linking personality, treatment compliance

By Barbara Feder Ostrov  |  July 25, 2015

Could a patient personality test help clinicians improve medication and treatment compliance? Los Angeles-based startup Frame Health is testing that approach at Kaiser Permanente.

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

UCLA Health breach puts data at risk for 4.5M

By Joseph Conn  |  July 17, 2015

Four-hospital UCLA Health said Friday that cyber criminals hit part of its network that contains the records of an estimated 4.5 million people.

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

Hospital systems investing in startups whose products they use

By Howard Wolinsky  |  July 11, 2015

About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.

CMS gives physicians one-year leeway on ICD-10 conversion

By Joseph Conn  |  July 11, 2015

The new concessions wrung from the CMS by the American Medical Association and other critics of the mandated Oct. 1, 2015 conversion to ICD-10 are no guarantee of a smooth transition to the complex coding system.

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