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Green tea compound could help in the battle against super bugs

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Medical students play
 a high-stakes game 
to match into residency programs

Dr. Kunal Sindhu ranked more programs than he wanted to when he was going through the residency matching process last year. Sindhu applied to 112 programs: 89 in radiation oncology and 23 in internal medicine. He was invited to interview at roughly 30 and ranked 27.The process was...

Why Oscar Health wants a piece
 of the Medicare Advantage pie

Everybody wants a SLICE of the fast-growing, money-making Medicare Advantage sector. The latest taker is Oscar Health, which has until now focused on snapping up individual commercial members that other health plans left behind when fleeing the Affordable Care Act exchanges. Now the New York insurance startup, backed by a $375 million investment...

Retiring Advocate Aurora Health CMO Dr. Lee Sacks leaves legacy of 
advanced-care models

The concepts of coordinating care or managing a population's health may be fairly common today, but such ideas were off the radar of the majority of hospitals and systems back in 1995 when Advocate Health Care was formed. But with the help of Dr. Lee Sacks, who recently announced his retirement as chief...

Addressing cultural issues 
that increase the risk of suicide – Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

During rallies held by students who survived the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., there has been one frequent attendee. The owner of an online gun marketplace based in Utah has taken the company's armored vehicle on the road to hold...

Week Ahead: UnitedHealth, J&J kick off 
Q2 earnings season

July 17: Reducing costs, part II. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee continues its deep analysis of the nation's expensive healthcare habit. CEOs Dr. Jeff Balser of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Steven Safyer of Montefiore Health System and David Lansky of the Pacific Business...

A care platform that engages 
patients and providers alike – Modern Healthcare Transformation Hub

More than ever, providers can see patients in between visits, getting a look at all the times when patients were previously left on their own. That's thanks to digital tools, like step trackers and connected glucometers, which track patients continuously, and...

How to limit
 drug prices

HHS received over 3,000 comments on the Trump administration's Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices, which was released in May. Hospitals, health insurers and drugmakers had plenty to say on how to address soaring drug prices. Here are some edited excerpts from those comments.Health
 systems AscensionThe Food and Drug...

Maine Supreme Court orders Medicaid expansion to go forward

Maine's high court on Thursday ruled that Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration must move forward to implement the state's voter-mandated Medicaid expansion even if it continues to fight the plan in court.In a largely procedural 6-1 decision, the Supreme Judicial Court determined LePage's appeal of a lower court ruling requiring them to submit...

RDMD raises $3M seed financing to mine EHRs for rare disease drug development

A company that aims to partner with drugmakers developing treatments for rare diseases by allowing access to data from electronic health records has raised a round of seed funding. San Francisco-based RDMD said Monday that it had raised $3 million in seed financing, led by Lux Capital and with participation from Village Global, First...
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