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Data Points for Aug. 29, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 29, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 29, 2016, covered the following topics: Funding for disaster preparedness, hospital response plans in emergencies, delivering drugs in emergencies, and civilian medical volunteers.

Reigniting burned-out physicians

Reigniting burned-out physicians

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 27, 2016

A voluntary program that's catching on in Colorado hospitals helps physicians build resilience and recapture the sense of fulfillment that led them to medicine in the first place. The methods are simple, but the participants say it has significant benefits for doctors and the hospitals where they...

'We are committed in every market we are in'

'We are committed in every market we are in'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Bernard Tyson, the head of the $61 billion integrated delivery system whose 38 hospitals and 19,000 physicians serve nearly 11 million plan members in eight states and the District Columbia, recently sat down with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner to discuss what's going on in the Affordable...

23andMe escapes California class action for arbitration

By Erica Teichert  |  August 24, 2016

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that genetic testing company 23andMe can't be sued over allegations that it misled customers about its test kit because the claims belong in arbitration.

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

By Erica Teichert  |  August 20, 2016

Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.

Insurers can make money in the exchanges. Just ask Kaiser.

Insurers can make money in the exchanges. Just ask Kaiser.

By Bob Herman  |  August 20, 2016

Kaiser Permanente, the $61 billion system that includes health plans, hospitals and medical groups, is “absolutely” sticking with the exchanges over the long term, Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson told Modern Healthcare last week.

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