Posts Categorized: Wrap-Up Friday

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Gov. Snyder creates new opioid council to improve drug enforcement. MLive, August 16, 2017. Gov. Snyder is creating a council that will meet monthly to discuss trends, targets, methods, causes and other information to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Senate Soundly Rejects Repeal-Only Health Plan. The New York Times, July 26, 2017. The Senate rejected a measure that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. 2) Romania to pass… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) FDA may publicly shame drug makers for thwarting generic rivals. STAT, July 19, 2017. The FDA may soon publicly shame brand name drug makers to break a logjam caused by a program designed to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) DMC warns 1,529 patients of health data breach. Crain’s, July 13, 2017. The Detroit Medical Center notified patients that an employee allegedly stole protected health information and provided it to unauthorized individuals. 2) Aetna… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) What Anthem’s Settlement Reveals About Future Data Breach Suits. The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 2017.  The recent settlement could make it possible for future plaintiffs to argue they were harmed as a result… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) As Affordable Care Act Repeal Teeters, Prospects for Bipartisanship Build. The New York Times, June 28, 2017.  Mitch McConnell suggested Democrats help with the bill to repeal the ACA. 2) Drugmakers Are Racing to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Budget deal advances plan to test Medicaid mental health integration. Crain’s, June 20, 2017. A controversial plan set to integrate the state’s physical and mental health delivery system for Medicaid patients is set to… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Patient safety jeopardized by EHR downtime, JAMIA says. Healthcare IT News, June 7, 2017.  Downtime events in hospitals that shut down the electronic health record can come with serious patient safety risks. 2) Teva’s… Read the rest »