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10 AIDS activists arrested outside Paul Ryan's office protesting health care cuts

AIDS activists fearful of Paul Ryan's proposed healthcare cuts staged a protest Thursday outside his office resulting in 10 arrests. Chris Johnson writes: Led by Matthew Kavanagh, senior policy analyst at Health GAP, HIV/AIDS activists sought a meeting with Ryan at his office in the Longworth House Office Building. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to decide whether church-affiliated hospitals can underfund pensions

The Supreme Court will decide whether some of the nation's largest healthcare providers can rely on their church affiliations to avoid complying with federal laws covering pension benefits for workers. The justices agreed Friday to take up cases involving three nonprofit hospital systems being...

How Project ECHO Is Fighting to Make Healthcare Welcoming to LGBTQ People

In March of 2016, a program called Project ECHO: LGBT Health launched with its sights set on a vexing problem: LGBTQ people have specific healthcare needs, but far too often, providers are not equipped to meet them. Uniting physicians,...Show More Summary

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source, Healthcare Machine Learning Repository

Healthcare data warehouse provider Health Catalyst has unveiled a free open source, machine learning repository specifically for healthcare data scientists to enable industry-wide collaboration to advance outcomes improvement through artificial intelligence. Show More Summary

EVEN AIDS VICTIMS SUFFER FROM WHITE PRIVILEGE: “A healthcare stereotype threat is when individuals …

EVEN AIDS VICTIMS SUFFER FROM WHITE PRIVILEGE: “A healthcare stereotype threat is when individuals with stigmatized identities – be it about race, socioeconomic status, gender, age, sexual orientation and even weight or maternal age – worry about being judged by, or confirming, a widely believed stereotype in healthcare settings, causing even greater anxiety than is […]

Abusive Behavior in the Operating Room?

A new study has found that healthcare workers in operating rooms are at a risk of witnessing physical and psychological abuse.

Omnicell Acquires Pharmacy Provider Ateb for $41M: 5 Things to Know

Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies has signed an agreement to acquire Ateb, Inc., together with its Canadian affiliate, Ateb Canada Ltd. Here are five things to know about the acquisition: 1. Omnicell will acquire Ateb, Inc. for approximately $41 million, subject to certain... Read More

Why importing doctors trained abroad to work in the U.S. is a bad idea

To the editor: If Dean Baker wishes to reduce professional income inequality and also protect the American healthcare consumer, he should rethink his version of unfettered free trade for the American medical profession. (“Globalization hurt factory workers. Why not doctors?” Opinion, Nov. 27) The...

To Fix Obamacare, Double Down On Population Health

Population health has to figure in any health reform plan considered by the incoming Donald Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress, executives at the Forbes Healthcare Summit said.

Examples of Corporate Speak Masking Reality in Banking and Healthcare

I get annoyed by corporate euphemisms, such as referring to pe0ple as “resources,” the term “right-sizing” for layoffs, and the type of jargon and babble parodied in the Weird Al song “Mission Statement.” Using unclear language can intentionally mask and hide reality, or sometimes it’s just another form of incompetence. You might know about the recent […]

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source Machine Learning: healthcare.ai

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release out of Health Catalyst, “Use of machine learning and predictive analytics to improve health outcomes has so far been limited to highly-trained data scientists, mostly in the nation’s top academic medical centers. Show More Summary

Most U.S. Workers Don’t Know Their Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Turns out over half of American workers don't know their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, which can making saving for retirement, well, impossible... The post Most U.S. Workers Don’t Know Their Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Pharma CEOs got into a heated debate over why people hate the industry

From EpiPens to insulin in the spotlight, the US public doesn't particularly love pharmaceutical companies at the moment. At the Forbes Healthcare Summit on Thursday, a group of big pharma and biotech CEOs were asked to contemplate why...Show More Summary

Mike Pence’s New D.C. Neighbors Raise the Trolling Bar With Rainbow Flags - When the trolls take the White House, we troll back.

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You may have heard that people were donating to Planned Parenthood in Vice President-Elect Mike Pence's name to spite him for attacking the organization, but being an opponent of women's reproductive healthcare isn't the only reason Pence deserves our ridicule. Show More Summary

Merck wins UK okay for Keytruda in lung cancer after price cut

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE has recommended use of Merck's immunotherapy drug Keytruda in certain lung cancer patients, after the U.S. drugmaker cut the price further for the state-run health service.

Fisher & Paykel wins German court case against ResMed

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Ltd said on Friday a German court has overturned both preliminary injunctions granted to ResMed Inc, which had taken legal action against the New Zealand-based medical device maker.

How Democrats Will Be Blamed For What Republicans Do To Healthcare

I can't tell you precisely what's going to replace Obamacare after Republicans repeal it, but I know it's going to be cruel and inadequate. Millions of people are going to lose insurance, or find themselves with coverage that's far worse...Show More Summary

DiRado, Margalis, & Hannis visit Childrens Hospital in Atlanta (Video)

By Coleman Hodges on SwimSwam In conjunction with the AT&T Winter National Championships in Atlanta this week, the three athletes visited the patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Read the full story on SwimSwam: DiRado, Margalis, & Hannis visit Childrens Hospital in Atlanta (Video)

'Things That Are Of Value Require Cost:' Martine Rothblatt On Solving The Unsolvable

Martine Rothblatt discussed why she believes individuals would happily pay top dollar for life-saving therapies at the Forbes Healthcare Summit on Thursday.

Keeping Yourself Safe While Working in Healthcare

Put Your Mask on First Healthcare professionals are notorious for not being very good patients, but if you want a long career in healthcare, you need to take care of yourself. As it goes with airline safety, in order to […]

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