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  1. Dr. Larry Weed, health informatics pioneer, dies at 93

    An innovator in health informatics, Lawrence L. Weed, MD, died June 3 at the age of 93.  By Julie Spitzer -
  2. NHS loses most senior data scientist

    Professor David Hughes, executive director of information and analytics for NHS Digital, will leave the UK's health system in August to focus on mental health analysis.  By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Dr. Tom Price 'adamantly opposed' ACA's medical device tax

    HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, told the Advanced Medical Technology Association he was "adamantly opposed" to the ACA's medical device tax while in Congress, suggesting the AHCA will not include a similar tax, according to sources attending the June 16 meeting and reported by The Washington Post.  By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. $1.5M ad campaign calls on GOP senators to vote against AHCA

    The Community Catalyst Action Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, plans to launch a $1.5 million TV and radio advertising campaign Monday, calling on five GOP senators to vote against the emerging ACA repeal and replace healthcare bill, reports The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Estes Park Medical Center hires Randy Brigham as chief HR officer: 3 takeaways

    Estes Park Medical Center named Randy Brigham chief human resource officer, according to an Estes Park Trail Gazette report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Conemaugh Miners Medical Center names Debbie Spells-Wilson COO & CNO: 3 notes

    Hastings, Pa.-based Conemaugh Miners Medical Center appointed Debbie Spells-Wilson, MSN, RN, to the dual role of COO and CNO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Catskill Regional Medical Center names Jonathan Schiller CEO: 5 things to know

    Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, N.Y., selected Jonathan Schiller as its new CEO, effective June 26, according a Times Herald-Record report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. EpiPen competitor earns FDA approval: 5 things to know

    The Food and Drug Administration June 15 approved Symjepi, an epinephrine injection developed by Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. AMA outlines drug pricing stance at annual meeting

    The American Medical Association passed three drug pricing policies during its annual meeting last week in Chicago, reports Chicago Tribune.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. 13 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced the week of June 12.   By Alyssa Rege -
  4. These 7 areas have policies aimed at lowering cost-sharing for healthcare services

    As the growth in private high-deductible health plans inflates consumers' financial responsibility and induces some members to forgo care, only six states and the District of Columbia have imposed cost-sharing regulations for specific health services, according to a recent Urban Institute report.    By Morgan Haefner -

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  1. How Amazon Alexa & other voice technology apps can change healthcare delivery

    Hospital IT professionals are increasingly tinkering with voice technology apps like Amazon Alexa to deliver routine medical information and help ease clinicians' safety concerns in the operating room, according to a CNBC report.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Excela Health physicians use EMR to fight opioid abuse

    While some clinicians may be skeptical of relying on EMRs, officials at Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health are using the facility's EMR system to curb the effects of the opioid abuse epidemic on patients, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. CMS clears Cigna to resume selling prescription Medicare plans

    CMS lifted sanctions on Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna restricting the payer from marketing and enrolling members in its Medicare Advantage prescription drug and Medicare Part D plans, according to a June 16 Securities and Exchange Commission filing.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. 9 US winners at Cannes' healthcare advertising conference

    Lions Health, an international healthcare advertising and marketing conference in Cannes, France, awarded Clemenger BBDO Melbourne the top prize for "Meet Graham," a road safety ad campaign that imagines what humans would look like if their bodies were designed to withstand car-crash trauma.  By Brooke Murphy -
  5. Patient takes state trooper's gun, shoots nurse at Florida hospital

    A patient at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala, Fla., was arrested Saturday after authorities say he took a state trooper's gun and shot a nurse, according to WFTV.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. The healthcare executive's 2-minute read on priorities for 2017: Revenue cycle and clinical documentation improvement

    2017 has not been like any other year for hospital and health system executives. Leaders are already tasked with defining clear priorities for their organizations and teams, and now they must do so amid major uncertainty and potential regulatory change.  By Staff -
  7. Health IT and RCM sectors saw 59 M&A deals so far in 2017

    Greenberg Advisors, a revenue cycle management and health IT-focused investment bank, provided a sneak peek of its 2017 M&A Update analyzing deal activity in the RCM and health IT sectors.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of June 12-16

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. 110 women in medtech to know | 2017

    Women are leaving their mark on the medtech field in health IT, medical devices and technology and revenue cycle management.  By Laura Dyrda -

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