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HCA CEO to Big Tech: You Can’t Disrupt Healthcare Like You’ve Disrupted Other Industries

Big Tech companies like Amazon, Google and IBM can’t disrupt healthcare with the same approach they have used to infiltrate other industries, according to Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare. He shared this sentiment on Sunday during a main stage discussion with General Catalyst CEO Hemant Taneja at HLTH 2022 in Las Vegas. “To really …

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Mass Incarceration Is the Elephant in the Room When It Comes to Addiction, Expert Says

About 65% of the U.S. prison population has an active substance use disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. That’s because the United States’ response to addiction and substance use disorders is a criminal justice response and not a public health response — but it shouldn’t be that way, one expert said. “The …

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AstraZeneca Drug Combo Lands FDA Nod for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

AstraZeneca cancer drug Imjudo is now approved by the FDA for treating advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), giving the pharmaceutical giant another product to compete in the crowded market of lung cancer therapies. The approval announced late last week specifically covers use of the drug, Imjudo, in combination with another approved AstraZeneca immunotherapy, plus …

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How Are Investors Thinking About Healthcare Investment Trends for 2023?

This article is part of a series sponsored by HLTH highlighting topics that will be discussed at the HLTH conference November 13-16 in Las Vegas. If you were to sum up healthcare investment trends in 2022, behavioral health, healthcare on demand and automation would be among the most active areas of investment. Although digital health funding fell …

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5 Trends for Health Plans to Watch

Accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare innovation has skyrocketed over the last few years to meet the evolving demands of Americans who are eager for personalized, accessible, and quality healthcare. While this innovation brings a lot of benefits, including addressing consumer demand, it also exacerbated existing challenges, such as the continued rising costs of healthcare, …

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Investing today in early-career physicians’ unique needs fuels tomorrow’s health care leaders

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. My physician grandfather believed medicine was the noblest profession, a career that combined making an honest living with a meaningful difference. Inspired by his passion, I followed in his footsteps, believing I was on the path to a lucrative life of helping people in need. …

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Solving EHR’s ‘Last Mile’ Problem

The healthcare industry needs a regulated system that can live in between the health information management and release of information departments. It is time for both sides of this network to fully address the need to create a digital pipeline that delivers the request of information and records between two parties. Alexander JayJay Alexander james …

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Doctors Are Failing Patients With Disabilities

This piece was originally published by Undark Magazine. Ben Salentine, the associate director of health-sciences managed care at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, hasn’t been weighed in more than a decade. His doctors “just kind of guess” his weight, he says, because they don’t have a wheelchair-accessible scale. He’s far from …

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Telehealth: A Boon for Treating Substance Use Disorder? Or a Risk?

A new study in JAMA Psychiatry touts the benefits of telehealth in treating people with opioid use disorder. According to the study, virtual care during the pandemic reduced individuals’ risk of overdose and boosted the use of medication-assisted treatment. The American Telemedicine Association called the survey results “a strong signal to policymakers that telehealth can …

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