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Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies
Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 3:23 PM
IBM Watson Health head Deborah DiSanzo steps down
DiSanzo will move to IBM Cognitive Solutions' strategic team, and IBM Research's John Kelly will take over at IBM Watson Health, a division of the company that has faced personnel and technological setbacks.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 11:00 AM
CMS hands states more power for waiver process
In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own. The agency also changed how it will evaluate waivers.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 12:00 PM
Avoidable hospital-acquired conditions spark $2 billion in extra costs
A set of 14 hospital-acquired conditions that the CMS considers avoidable accounted for 48,771 adverse patient outcomes, 3,219 deaths, and more than $2 billion in excess hospital costs in 2016, according to a new research brief.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 12:46 PM
Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people.

POSTED OCTOBER 22, 2018 10:00 AM
Feds, Big Pharma issue competing price transparency plans
The CMS and drug companies have different ideas on what kind of price information consumers should have and how they should access it.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2018 12:01 AM
Primary-care companies cut costs through preventive models
These companies' population health-style efforts are being emulated by hospital systems, but progress has been slow and spotty.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2018 12:01 AM
Week Ahead: AMA, RAND gauge physicians' interest in alternative pay models
The AMA and RAND Corp. release findings from a study assessing how physicians view new pay models. Also this week, earnings season continues.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2018 12:01 AM
Healthcare leaders implored to look inward 
to fix ailing system
Executives find themselves at the crossroads on virtually every critical issue facing the industry. From adapting to new payment models to embracing a consumer-centric mindset, there's no shortage of "what do we do now?" moments.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2018 12:01 AM
Marketers eye storytelling to drive engagement for healthcare companies
Two winners from the 2018 Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards detail how and why they created campaigns aimed at spurring greater employee and consumer engagement.

POSTED OCTOBER 20, 2018 12:01 AM

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