Details: PINC’s Deal with GNYHA

On February 4, 2020, Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com in a conference call to Premier’s (PINC) management https://premierinc.com, discussed the rationale and details concerning PINC’s deal with the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) https://gnyha.org. GNYHA wants to exit their GPO (Acurity) and consulting (Nexera) businesses. (more…)

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Coronavirus: Thoughts from Experts

A Public Health Grand Rounds discussion presented by the Aspen Institute in Washington D.C. https://aspeninstitute.org, was held with experts in the infectious disease field presenting their thoughts and ideas on “The New Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Next Pandemic?” (more…)

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Caring for Medicaid Recipients

Mount Sinai’s https://mountsinai.org Institute for Community Living (ICL) and Healthfirst https://healthfirst.org are partnering to provide high quality care for more than 400 Medicaid recipients with high need mental health and substance abuse disorders. So far, hospitalizations are reduced and have saved $1.3 million in Medicaid savings. (more…)

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VA Announces New Initiatives

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington D.C on February 5, 2020, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie https://www.va.gov talked about programs designed to provide better veteran care. For example, the VA hospital in Palo Alto California is now one of the first 5G enabled health facilities in the world. (more…)

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Treating a Blood Clot in Space

One day, NASA https://www.nasa.gov discovered that an astronaut aboard the ISS had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot in the jugular vein in the neck. However, he was asymptomatic so no one was aware of the clot. The DVT was discovered when the astronaut was taking ultrasounds of his neck for a research study on how body fluid is redistributed in zero gravity. (more…)

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Survey: Health Insurance Brokers

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com surveyed 62 health insurance brokers selling thousands of policies to small group and Medicare Advantage insurance markets across the country during the annual selling season and open enrollment periods. (more…)

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Clinical Trials in Patients Homes

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) https://www.cit.org has announced that CIT GAP Funds https://www.citgapfunds.org have invested in Jeeva Informatics Solutions, https://www.jeevatrials.com, a precision medicine data science company. (more…)

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