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Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

Where campaign ads mattered: health-related ballot initiatives

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 19, 2016

Healthcare interests fighting proposals placed on state ballots by citizen petitions vastly outspent the proponents. And for the most part their media campaigns successfully staved off unwanted changes such as controls on drug prices in California and a single-payer system in Colorado.

GE and UCSF partner on clinical computing for imaging

By Joseph Conn  |  November 17, 2016

The University of California at San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation and GE Healthcare are developing tools to help clinicians make faster and more accurate diagnoses of specific conditions.

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

California voters reject proposal to limit drug prices

By Maria Castellucci and Shelby Livingston  |  November 12, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that sought to appeal to a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Delivering a jolt to spotlight a health crisis

Delivering a jolt to spotlight a health crisis

By David Royse  |  November 10, 2016

Inspired in part by the meth campaign, the hospital jolted parents—and stirred up plenty of criticism— with TV ads and billboards featuring pictures of overweight children, many with messages that subtly criticized parents. One, for example, said, “Big bones didn't make me this...

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

California voters reject initiative to cap drug prices

California voters reject initiative to cap drug prices

By Maria Castellucci  |  November 09, 2016

Voters rejected California's controversial drug price measure, putting an end to an expensive ballot initiative that struck a chord with a public increasingly frustrated by high drug prices.

Could blockchain help cure health IT's security woes?

Could blockchain help cure health IT's security woes?

By Joseph Conn  |  November 05, 2016

The encryption-enabled data exchange system holds great promise in simplifying an array of healthcare data transactions on both the business and clinical sides of healthcare—from claims adjudication to precision medicine.

California hospitals turn to voters to protect Medicaid fee program

By Shelby Livingston  |  October 27, 2016

California hospitals are asking voters to approve a ballot initiative that would permanently extend Medi-Cal's hospital fee program. The fees paid by hospitals generate billions in federal matching funds that subsidize healthcare services for children, seniors and low-income citizens.

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