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) Trump admin forming ‘contingency plans’ if lawsuit kills ObamacareThe Washington Times, November 27, 2018. 

The administration is forming a plan to ensure sick American’s can still get insurance if Obamacare gets struck down.

2) Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommonReuters, November 27, 2018.

While telemedicine in the US is growing it is still less common than in the rest of the world.

3) Amazon launches software to mine patient records. Modern Healthcare, November 27, 2018. 

This new technology deciphers text in electronic health records.

4) Healthcare provider says 2 million affected by data breach. The Associated Press, November 26, 2018.

A North Carolina provider says millions of patients data may have been compromised in a recent breach of billing information.

5) Trump administration proposes changes to Medicare’s prescription drug benefitBloomberg, November 26, 2018.

The administration threatens to pull protections from some Medicare drugs.

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