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Lawmakers ask HHS to junk home health prior-authorization demo

22 February 2017 7:52 pm

Federal lawmakers from Florida are asking the Trump administration to junk a planned three-year demonstration in which beneficiaries need to get prior approval before they get home health services.....
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Piedmont taking over 27 Walgreens clinics in Atlanta

22 February 2017 6:09 pm

Piedmont Healthcare has agreed to take over and operate 27 Walgreens in-store clinics in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Piedmont joins Advocate Health Care and Providence Health, which have bought or ....
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Epic's new app program tries to connect EHR networks

22 February 2017 4:22 pm

Epic Systems is trying to get providers' electronic health record systems connected through a new app program that uses Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources or FHIR.....
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Northwestern University professor is on his fourth health venture

22 February 2017 4:17 pm

Thomas Meade, serial entrepreneur, is on to his fourth venture,​ Ohmx, a 20-employee company in Evanston, Illinois, that​ is developing electronic handheld devices to detect proteins such as those....
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Organ transplant programs are so prestigious, they're sparking crosstown rivalry in Chicago

22 February 2017 4:12 pm

Nationwide, in 2016, transplants hit a record high of nearly 34,000. That year, nine Illinois hospitals performed a collective 1,208 transplants, a 23 percent jump from 2015 and the most since 2009.....
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