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How Walt Disney inspired an ambitious idea to transform Oregon health care

How Walt Disney inspired an ambitious idea to transform Oregon health care

Portland Democrat Mitch Greenlick thinks competing nonprofit health care systems can create the “experimental, prototype health care of tomorrow.” Source link

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Johns Hopkins All Children's CEO, top execs resign amid investigative report

Johns Hopkins All Children's CEO, top execs resign amid investigative report

The CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and two other hospital administrators have resigned. The resignation of the leaders comes directly after the Tampa Bay Times exposed the dramatic increases in the hospital’s heart surgery program’s mortality rates as it had tripled […]

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UnitedHealth, Envision deal settles months-long dispute

UnitedHealth, Envision deal settles months-long dispute

After almost a year of lawsuits, op-eds and accusations of over-billing and “tactics that fuel conflict,” Nashville-based Envision Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have reached a compromise. On Tuesday, the two companies announced they have agreed to a contract extension that will allow the Minnetonka, Minn.-based health insurer to […]

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Dialysis center opening 9th location in area with potential for more

Dialysis center opening 9th location in area with potential for more

Fresenius Kidney Care opened its ninth location in the Albany area this week, with an eye on potentially opening more in Saratoga County. The new clinic is at 30 Century Hill Drive in Latham. It opened Monday. Fresenius expects to serve about 70 patients there. Fresenius chose […]

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Boston startup nabs U.S. approval for app to help treat opioid addicts

Boston startup nabs U.S. approval for app to help treat opioid addicts

The FDA’s clearance of the reSET-O app by Pear Therapeutics marks the first time the federal agency has approved a drug-paired digital device to treat a disease. Source link

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How Duke University plans to develop synergies with India

How Duke University plans to develop synergies with India

Duke University is continuing efforts to strengthen its presence in India – hoping to both lure top talent and ideas back to Durham, and send its best ideas to a country with substantial health care and innovation opportunity. In early December, the university will hold its first […]

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Biotech investor headed to prison after pleading guilty to fraud

Biotech investor headed to prison after pleading guilty to fraud

A San Francisco judge sentenced former biotech venture capitalist G. Steven Burrill to 30 months in prison this week. The sentencing, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, follows Burrill’s 2017 guilty plea to charges of tax evasion and investment-adviser fraud. Burrill spent nearly 30 years at […]

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A little care can take a big bite out of oral health issues, dentists say

A little care can take a big bite out of oral health issues, dentists say

Buffalo-area dentists say the more frequently recurring issue they encounter is a lack of consistent home care by patients. Source link

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OHSU heart transplant review set to begin

OHSU heart transplant review set to begin

About three months after Oregon Health & Science University suspended its Heart Transplant Program indefinitely, an outside peer review is scheduled to begin on Monday. The peer review and assessment of the transplant program and Knight Cardiovascular Institute are “privileged, confidential and exempt from public disclosure,” although […]

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Philip Morris parent invests $2.4 billion in Cronos cannabis

Philip Morris parent invests $2.4 billion in Cronos cannabis

One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is bullish on bud. Altria, parent company of New York-based Philip Morris (NYSE: PM) and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, invested $2.4 billion into a Toronto medical and recreational marijuana company. The deal gives Altria (NYSE: MO) a 45 percent stake […]

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