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) Johnson & Johnson Results Driven by Pharmaceutical Sales Growth. The Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2018.

Johnson & Johnson has a better than expected financial outlook for this year, as it expects the new law to lower its effective tax rate.

2) DMC to cut up to 300 jobs in reorganization. Crain’s, January 22, 2018.

The Detroit Medical Center plans a round of layoffs totaling up to 300.

3) Paul Browne takes on CIO spot at Henry Ford Health System. Healthcare IT News, January 24, 2018.

The current CIO and Senior VP of Applied Informatics for Tenet Healthcare has been appointed CIO and Senior Vice President of Henry Ford Health System.

4) Aetna is fined by New York for leaking members’ HIV status. Reuters, January 23, 2018.

Aetna will pay a $1.15 million fine and improve privacy practices to settle charges for leaking HIV-positive statuses of patients.

5) Mount Sinai boosts medication adherence through app that pays patients to take pills. Healthcare IT News, January 23, 2018.

High-risk patients are given financial incentives to take their medications.

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