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) DMC goes it alone in class action on nurses’ pay. Crain’s, August 2, 2015.

The DMC is the sole remaining defendant in a 2006 class action lawsuit about colluding to suppress wages among more than 20,000 local nurses.

2) Yelp Posting Info on Docs and Hospitals, Alongside Your Favorite Restaurant. ABC News, August 5, 2015.

The Yelp app now offers guidance for picking a new doctor, nursing home or emergency room.

3) Providers booted from state Medicaid programs still drawing funds from other states. Modern Healthcare, August 5, 2015.

Some providers kicked out of their state Medicaid programs for fraud, integrity or quality issues are still participating in other states’ Medicaid programs.

4) FDA Clears First 3-D Printed Prescription Drug. AP, August 3, 2015.

The FDA approved a dissolvable tablet used to treat seizures that was made using 3-D printing.

5) How texting tools boost adherence rates. Healthcare IT News, August 5, 2015.

A mobile health medication inquiry system has been proven to reduce errors and bolster adherence.

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