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    Predictions on 2024 healthcare M&A trends: What leaders need to know

    A shift in funding sources, new regulatory policies in Medicare and technology advances may influence M&A in the sector next year, according to Samantha Prokop from law firm Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart.

    Samantha L. Prokop • Dec. 22, 2023
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    AI’s health equity revolution

    René Quashie, an executive at the Consumer Technology Association, argues that artificial intelligence could be pivotal for the healthcare industry — with regulation and guardrails.

    René Quashie • Oct. 13, 2023
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    Hospitals and digital health companies: making an emulsion from oil and water

    Andreessen Horowitz partner Julie Yoo and Bassett Healthcare executive Paul Uhrig share their playbook for digital health entrepreneurs looking to partner with health systems.

    Julie Yoo and Paul Uhrig • Oct. 5, 2023
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    A matter of trust: More delays for the VA’s EHR system

    Shira Fischer, a physician policy researcher at the Rand Corporation, discusses why user trust is key to improving the embattled Oracle Cerner rollout at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

    Shira Fischer • Sept. 29, 2023
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    The one code Congress must support: G2211

    Presidents of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians argue for reforms in the national physician payment system.

    Tochi Iroku-Malize and Omar T. Atiq • Sept. 22, 2023
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    A new threat to healthcare breakthroughs: litigation investment entities

    Former HHS Secretary Tom Price identifies the dangers of litigation investment entities and their potential roadblocks to medical innovation.

    Tom Price • Aug. 18, 2023
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    5 predictions for private equity in healthcare

    Grant Thornton principal Lisa Walkush explains why healthcare remains one of the most attractive options for private equity firms.

    Lisa Walkush • Aug. 11, 2023
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    Strengthening primary care key to fix healthcare system woes

    Primary care advocates Ann Greiner and Shawn Martin argue the U.S. needs to turn around decades of underinvestment in its primary care chassis to lower costs and improve care quality.

    Ann Greiner and Shawn Martin • Aug. 2, 2023
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    Patients and physicians pay the consequences for health plan delays

    The chief medical officer at the Alliance for Patient Access argues for reforms to reduce burdens associated with prior authorization.

    David Charles • July 19, 2023
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    More funding for cultural outreach is imperative to curb procedural Medicaid disenrollments

    Investing in appropriate outreach as states resume eligibility checks is both humane and economically efficient, argues Jackie Leung, a public health researcher and professor at Linfield University.

    Jackie Leung • July 6, 2023
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    Biden administration should not wait to provide access to non-opioid pain management

    A surgeon and assistant professor argues that the CMS and providers must collaborate to enhance access to non-opioid pain alternatives.

    Nirav Amin • June 16, 2023
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    The public health emergency is over. Here’s why government must prioritize funding for long COVID research.

    University of Arizona professors argue for more robust infrastructure to understand and research long COVID-19, which affects one in five Americans.

    Kristen Pogreba Brown, Leslie V. Farland and Jennifer Andrews • June 9, 2023
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    Securing mergers and acquisitions in healthcare

    Netskope’s Damian Chung outlines how healthcare organizations can avoid cyber risks when executing acquisitions or partnerships.

    Damian Chung • May 26, 2023
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    Rethinking the area deprivation index: a call for more effective measures to promote health equity

    Srilekha Palle, visiting fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, argues that a key health equity indicator used by the Biden administration has significant limitations that could exclude many underserved communities.

    Srilekha Palle • May 12, 2023
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    Celebrated healthcare heroes are workplace violence victims

    Violence prevents nurses, doctors and other professionals from providing uninterrupted, quality patient care, argues Andrew Thum, the director of nursing workforce operations at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia.

    Andrew Thum • May 8, 2023
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    When will the ER catch up with value-based care?

    Amid transformation, innovation and buzzwords in value-based care, one crucial area absent is the emergency department, argues Troy Williams, vice president of healthcare systems partnership for First Choice Health.

    Troy Williams • April 20, 2023
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    A Texas judge just turned back the clock on healthcare

    The wiping out of preventive service requirements under the Affordable Care Act would render millions unable to receive life-saving preventive procedures, the CEO of the American College of Preventive Medicine argues.

    Donna Grande • April 12, 2023
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    Preparing for digital transformation in healthcare

    John Glaser, an executive in residence at Harvard Medical School, and Ranil Herath, president at Emeritus Healthcare, address healthcare’s digital transformation and how to successfully adapt to change.

    John Glaser and Ranil Herath • April 7, 2023
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    Biden’s latest drug price control plans threaten war on cancer, Alzheimer’s and more

    Former Clinton health policy adviser Kenneth Thorpe argues that federal price control policies could wreak havoc in the industry.

    Kenneth E. Thorpe • March 31, 2023
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    HIPAA reform should protect patients, scale back silos around medical data

    Lifespark chief executive Joel Theisen argues for an update of HIPAA that acknowledges an advanced technology landscape and gives providers a fuller picture of patient health.

    Joel Theisen • March 24, 2023
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    The health of a community depends on fair health insurance practices

    Access to local and convenient care is critical for a community’s health. However, the current approach from payers puts this at risk, argues Antonio Rios, chief of population health at Northeast Georgia Health System.

    Antonio Rios • March 17, 2023
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    Healthcare cybersecurity still has room to improve safety

    Steve Winterfeld, Akamai's advisory chief information and security officer, outlines the threat of cyberattacks to healthcare organizations and what the industry can do to prevent them.

    Steve Winterfeld • March 3, 2023
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    Partisan gridlock shouldn’t threaten true value in healthcare

    Oak Street CEO Mike Pykosz makes the case for value-based healthcare policy despite potential partisan gridlock in the 118th Congress.

    Mike Pykosz • Feb. 24, 2023
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    How data and AI can advance health equity

    Michael Sanky, global industry lead of healthcare and life sciences at Databricks, outlines how technology and healthcare leaders can harness artificial intelligence to equitably help patients.

    Michael Sanky • Feb. 17, 2023
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    Tipping point is in sight: Value-based care is driving meaningful financial results

    Strata’s Liz Kirk shares her reflections on value-based care based on the 41st annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference held in San Francisco.

    Liz Kirk • Feb. 10, 2023