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) Genome Cloaking can protect patient privacy, Stanford researchers say. Healthcare IT News, August 23, 2017.

Researchers have developed a method to keep genetic information protected when doctors analyze complete human genomes.

2) Weak patient admissions to bug hospital operators through 2018. Reuters, August 23, 2017.

Low patient admissions are likely to continue into 2018 as patients continue to push off non-emergent surgeries.

3) Insurers Claim Wins In Battle Against Opioid Abuse. Forbes, August 23, 2017.

Insurance companies say that their efforts to curtail opioid use and abuse are making progress.

4) John Popovich to retire after four decades at Henry Ford Hospital. Crain’s, August 23, 2017.

CEO John Popovich, MD will retire in the spring of 2018.

5) MIT projects explore machine learning applications to improve EHRs. Healthcare IT News, August 22, 2017.

Researchers are finding ways to streamline ICU data and help with predictive models on electronic health records.

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