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) Michigan gets $3.8 million for emergency preparedness in health care. Crain’s, April 4, 2017.

The federal government has given Michigan funds to improve the state’s emergency preparedness in health care.

2) Healthgrades names top hospitals for patient safety in 2017; See the list. Healthcare IT News, April 5, 2017.

Over 400 hospitals were named on the 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award class.

3) More drug makers are posting compassionate use policies. STAT, April 4, 2017.

Many drug makers have started posting policies for gaining access to experimental medicines.

4) Allergan to move Botox into late-stage testing for depression. Reuters, April 5, 2017.

Allergan is developing a Phase 3 program for a new treatment option for depression patients.

5) Saint Joseph Mercy to complete short-stay unit expansion at Brighton Health Center. Crain’s, April 5, 2017.

St. Joseph Mercy Brighton Health Center is opening a new 18-bed short-stay unit, designed for patients who require a longer ER visit or recovery from outpatient surgery.

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