Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) HIE use leads to shorter lengths of hospital stay, lower chance of ED readmission. Healthcare IT News, March 8, 2017.

Efficiency and quality improve when physicians can access patient EHR data via a regional health information exchange.

2) Feds issue $2.5 million fine against UnitedHealthcare. StarTribune, March 6, 2017.

An audit revealed that some UnitedHealthcare prescription drug plans did not comply with certain Medicare rules.

3) Seattle Genetics to resume trials as FDA lifts clinical hold. Reuters, March 6, 2017.

Seattle Genetics will now resume studies on its experimental cancer drug.

4) VA Expands Mental Health Care for Discharged Veterans.  AP, March 8, 2017.

The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care starting this summer to many veterans in an effort to prevent suicides.

5) GOP’s Health Plan Draws Skepticism on Capitol Hill. The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2017.

There was a great deal of criticism in response to the proposal by House GOP leaders to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

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