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) One in six Obamacare customers could lose plans. The Washington Examiner, August 17, 2016.

Insurer exits from the Obamacare marketplace are causing many to lose their plans.

2) Ash Stevens to be sold to India-based drug company. Crain’s, August 16, 2016.

The company that was founded by Wayne State chemistry professors is being sold to Piramel Pharma Solutions in India.

3) Hidden plan exclusions leave gaps in women’s care. Healthcare IT News, August 17, 2016.

Marketplace health plans’ fine print allows them to refuse to cover a range of services, which disproportionately affect women.

4) Chance Collaboration Yields an Advance in Cancer Treatment. The Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2016.

An immunologist and an oncologist may have solved a puzzle about which patients will benefit from immunotherapy.

5) Hacker puts source code of HL7 software vendor PilotFish up for sale on dark web. Healthcare IT News, August 16, 2016.

A cybercriminal placed source codes for PilotFish for sale on the dark web.

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