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Elizabeth Holmes granted evidentiary hearing for new trial based on possible government misconduct

Elizabeth Holmes, the former Theranos CEO convicted of fraud, has been granted a hearing for a new trial based on possible government misconduct related to a key witness, a California judge announced Tuesday. The key witness, Adam Rosendorff, the former lab director of Theranos, arrived at Holmes’ house “disheveled” and wanting to talk in August, …

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Kaiser Adds Ginger App to Mental Health Ecosystem

Kaiser Permanente has expanded its portfolio of online mental health options with the addition of emotional support coaching from Headspace Health’s Ginger app. All eligible adult Kaiser Permanente members can now use their smartphone to connect with Ginger’s emotional support coaches 24/7 — at no cost and with no referral or appointment needed. The confidential, …

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CommonSpirit Health bond issue for $1.5B announced

CommonSpirit Health has issued a pair of bonds as it aims to raise $1.5 billion to cover past and future expenses. Chicago-based CommonSpirit will use the proceeds to refinance prior debt, reimburse prior capital expenditures and fund general corporate purposes, according to documents the not-for-profit Catholic health system published on Friday. It’s common for large …

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Lecture on Health Care Economics at USC – Healthcare Economist

Thank you to Dr. Daniel Tomaszewski and the University of Southern California’s Health Care Decision Analysis (HCDA) program for brining me in as a guest speaker this weekend. I truly enjoyed my time with the students. As they posted on LinkedIn: Thanks to guest speaker Jason Shafrin of FTI Consulting, for joining …

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2022 HCD Conference Preview: New Model For The Urban Medical Center

The 2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo  will be held Oct. 8-11 in San Antonio. The annual event will offer a variety of keynote and breakout sessions on a range of topics. Healthcare Design is previewing some of the upcoming educational sessions in a series of Q+As with speakers, sharing what they plan to discuss …

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Combatting Alert Fatigue in Healthcare IT

Healthcare IT teams have a double whammy to worry about every day: While they field a flurry of security alerts that can come from an intrusion prevention system, Active Directory, firewalls and other traditional IT sources, they also need to handle IT infrastructure supporting mission-critical hardware for patient care devices, lab equipment and every other …

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Adding more team members is the wrong answer to decreasing physician burnout

I recently read an article about reducing physician burnout written by a health care consultant who proposed the creation of an enhanced medical scribe, or “team care assistant” (TCA). According to the article, the TCA obtains the patient’s medical history through “template-driven questions about the chief complaint.” After obtaining the history, the TCA then calls …

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State Price Transparency Requirements Are No Longer Cut and Paste

Kyle Forcier, Sr. Director of Corporate Strategy at Model N For pharmaceutical manufacturing firms, the amount of documentation required around state price transparency regulations continues to expand. As it now stands, more than 22 states have transparency laws on the books, and each of these states requires a complicated and diverse set of reporting information, …

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