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Evolent helps with high-risk patients

Evolent helps with high-risk patients

Evolent's technology and consulting platform can help identify high-risk patients by analyzing data from multiple sources and then create physician-driven care-management plans.

Epic Systems loses appeal in overtime pay dispute

A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that electronic health record vendor Epic Systems violated its employees' rights by trying to require them to seek arbitration in state and federal wage-and-hour law claims and other disputes.

Mayo Clinic gets $142 million NIH grant for precision medicine

The Rochester, Minn.-based system will establish the biobank for President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, which aims to collect at least 1 million volunteers' biological samples to promote individually tailored disease treatment.

Health tech policy guru Dr. Paul Tang joins IBM Watson Health

Health tech policy guru Dr. Paul Tang joins IBM Watson Health

Dr. Paul Tang, a veteran physician informaticist and health IT policy guru, is going to work with Watson. The former chief technology and innovation officer at Medical Foundation/Sutter Health in Palo Alto, Calif., is now VP and chief health transformation officer at IBM Watson Health.

Hospital engagement networks end; new initiative takes over

The CMS is replacing and expanding the efforts of a program meant to curb adverse events in hospitals and readmissions. The agency announced Wednesday that it is looking for providers interested in joining hospital improvement and innovation networks that are tasked with dropping overall patient...

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.

Blog: Soon-Shiong's latest moonshot: the newspaper industry

Blog: Soon-Shiong's latest moonshot: the newspaper industry

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm Nant Capital is committing $70.5 million to become the second-largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co., parent company of the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune, among other titles.

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