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) AMA, Regenstrief launch EHR training platform for medical students. Healthcare IT News, April 19, 2017.

A partnership was created to launch an electronic health record training program for medical students.

2) VA Tests Partnership with CVS to Reduce Veterans’ Wait Times. AP, April 18, 2017.

Some veterans can use their federal health care benefits at CVS MinuteClinics for minor illnesses and injuries.

3) Group of Addiction Experts, Insurance Executives Unites to Combat Opioid Abuse. The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2017.

Abuse experts and insurance executives are uniting to force standards to battle the opioid crisis.

4) House OKs tests to integrate physical, behavioral health care. Crain’s, April 19, 2017.

The Michigan House asked the state Department of Health and Human Services to create a behavioral health managed care organization to manage Medicaid services.

5) Roche’s Tecentriq wins FDA approval for treating advanced bladder cancer. Reuters, April 17, 2017.

The FDA approved Genentech’s immunotherapy drug to be used for treating advanced bladder cancer.

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