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By Modern Healthcare | October 9, 2017  |  October 09, 2017

Pfizer and Cipla bring cheaper cancer drugs to Africa, HHS and the FDA struggle with information security, and happy healthcare marketing frustrates some patients.

White House plans order to expand healthcare options

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2017

President Donald Trump has long asserted that selling insurance across state lines would trigger competition that brings down premiums for people buying their own policies. Experts say that's not guaranteed, partly because health insurance reflects local medical costs, which vary widely.

Why one hospital system is cutting while bulking up

Why one hospital system is cutting while bulking up

By Kristen Schorsch  |  October 09, 2017

It may seem odd that Advocate Health Care is spending big on outpatient facilities while also cutting $200 million from its $5.6 billion budget. The bet, however, is that adding cheaper-to-run outpatient sites will woo more patients. More patients equals growth.

Cleveland Clinic strengthening its global grip

Cleveland Clinic strengthening its global grip

By Lydia Coutré  |  October 09, 2017

Cleveland Clinic is cautiously optimistic that the system's new relationship with a group interested in building a hospital in China could develop into something more.

Patient drug use data at your fingertips

Patient drug use data at your fingertips

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 09, 2017

A platform by Appris Health provides an algorithmically generated risk score for each patient, giving providers an easy metric to gauge the odds that their patients are abusing opioids.

Mass shooting in Las Vegas signals new reality for hospitals

Mass shooting in Las Vegas signals new reality for hospitals

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 07, 2017

The mass shooting in Las Vegas last week that left 58 people dead and nearly 500 injured emphasizes a disturbing reality for hospitals and trauma centers: their communities are vulnerable to military-style injuries they must be prepared to treat.

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

Bundled-payment joint replacement programs winning over surgeons

By Harris Meyer  |  October 07, 2017

Administrators and physicians involved in the CMS' bundled-payment programs for total joint replacement say they're impressed with how the programs have engaged physicians to produce lower costs and better outcomes for patients.

Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

Plan​ to​ scrap​ bundled​ payments​ will​ get​ industry​ scrutiny

By Matthew Weinstock  |  October 07, 2017

The Trump administration has not been bashful about its desire to scale back several initiatives launched under its predecessor. Perhaps the most significant actions have been steps to reverse course on mandating that providers participate in various alternative-payment programs.

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

Happy thoughts could boost the flu shot's efficacy

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 07, 2017

According to research by a team of health experts from the University of Nottingham in England, being in a positive mood when you get your flu shot can increase its protective effects.

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

States worry as future of CHIP remains uncertain

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 07, 2017

In an effort to avoid coverage loss for children and pregnant women, Senate and House committees passed bills to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Partisan fighting in the House panel highlighted a big sticking point: how to pay for CHIP.

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