Morning Headlines 3/25/19

FDA Chief Calls For Stricter Scrutiny Of Electronic Health Records Departing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says FDA oversight of EHRs would be appropriate “when they’re doing things that could create risk for patients” in turning into a medical device. Healthcare...

Monday Morning Update 3/25/19

Top News Departing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — reacting to the “Death By 1,000 Clicks” article — says FDA oversight of EHRs would be appropriate “when they’re doing things that could create risk for patients” in turning into a medical device. Gottlieb added,...

Weekender 3/22/19

Weekly News Recap A Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Providence St. Joseph Health EVP / Chief Digital Officer and venture fund manager Aaron Martin gets ugly with charges of layoffs and a hostile work environment for female employees A France-based online medical...

Morning Headlines 3/22/19

BESLER Completes Acquisition of Essential Consulting LLC, a Leader in Hospital Reimbursement Services and Supporting Technology Hospital RCM company Besler acquires competitor Essential Consulting for an undisclosed amount. Family’s letter to Providence St. Mary leads...

News 3/22/19

Top News Providence St. Joseph Health EVP / Chief Digital Officer and venture fund manager Aaron Martin participates in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) that quickly turns ugly as participants – including claimed former employees of his Digital Innovation Group — press...

Medical Education

By SAURABH JHA, MD What is the best way to educate medical students? In this episode of Radiology Firing Line Podcast, I sit down with Richard B. Gunderman, MD and C. Matthew Hawkins, MD to discuss medical education. Listen to our conversation on Radiology Firing Line...

EPtalk by Dr. Jayne 3/21/19

  Several people texted or emailed links to the recent Fortune /Kaiser Health News investigative article on electronic health records. I enjoyed the video sound bites at the beginning, where various members of the US government were extolling the benefits of...

Morning Headlines 3/21/19

CMS Awards IMPAQ Contract to Support Patient Safety Measure Development and Maintenance Impaq International signs a five-year, multimillion dollar contract with CMS for the development, implementation, and maintenance of patient safety measures used in the the...

Morning Headlines 3/20/19

Primus Capital Provides Growth Investment in Harmony Healthcare IT Health data archiving company Harmony Healthcare IT secures an unspecified amount of funding from Primus Capital. Unite Us Raises $35 Million to Bridge the Gap Between Health and Social Care Healthcare...

News 3/20/19

Top News A Kaiser Health News – Fortune article titled “Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong” says the federal government’s Meaningful Use program cost $36 billion, yet 10 years later, the system is an “unholy mess.” It makes these points:...

Morning Headlines 3/19/19

Malfunctioning billing system leaves scars on Glens Falls Hospital Glenn Falls Hospital (NY) reaches a confidential settlement with Cerner after a $38 million loss attributed to its faulty billing system. Beware the hype over the Apple Watch heart app. The device...

The Cruelty of Managed Medicare

By HANS DUVEFELT MD Jeanette Brown had lost twenty pounds, and she was worried. “I’m not trying,” she told me at her regular diabetes visit as I pored over her lab results. What I saw sent a chill down my spine: A normal weight, diet controlled diabetic for many...

Curbside Consult with Dr. Jayne 3/18/19

  There was another big story about telemedicine in the news this week, this time about a young man who had to undergo what sounds like a competency evaluation via video prior to signing a “do not resuscitate” document. Regardless of the telemedicine situation, the...

Morning Headlines 3/18/19

Change Healthcare on deck for IPO Change Healthcare, valued at up to $12 billion, files IPO documents for a $100 million IPO. Signify Health acquires start-up TAV Health in multimillion-dollar deal Mobile health evaluation company Signify Health acquires TAV Health,...

Monday Morning Update 3/18/19

Top News Change Healthcare files IPO documents for a $100 million IPO. Analysts estimate the company’s value at up to $12 billion. The company, of which McKesson owns 70 percent with two private equity groups holding the remainder, reports adjusted net income of $281...