Healthcare Services Newsfeed 1/19-1/25

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Healthcare Services Newsfeed 1/19-1/25

In the attached spreadsheet, I have provided 20 of the top news stories from January 19th-25th concerning healthcare, especially emergency rooms. By using search terms provided by the client, we found numerous new stories that occurred within the last week. To ascertain the "top" news stories, we narrowed our search to stories that included major changes such as mergers, viral new stories, new studies, large grant funding, and highly-relevant news such as the flu season.


In no particular order, the top 20 new stories on healthcare this week are:
1. Hospitals Create Drug Company to Fight High Drug Prices
2. Emergency Care in Rural Areas Improved With Telemedicine
3. The agony of ER waits: Flu season is making them worse
4. Flood of flu patients prompts Syracuse hospital ERs to turn away ambulances
5. Health care groups call on Anthem to rescind outpatient imaging policies
6. Medical costs will rise under UNC Health Care, Carolinas deal, Blue Cross warns
7. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona teams up with American Well for telemedicine options
8. CDC Studies Asthma Burden on U.S. Economy — and Numbers are Striking
9. Anthem expands its policy of punishing patients for 'inappropriate' ER visits
10. Young and healthy people tend to not stay on Medicaid
11. UnitedHealthcare’s Affordable-Housing Initiative Helps Connect Michigan Residents to Quality Housing and Support Services to Help Them Live Healthier Lives
12. UnitedHealthcare Awards $150,000 in Grants to Help Advance Food Security in Florida Communities
13. UnitedHealthcare unveils trio of benefit tech tools
14. Proper Exercise In Middle Age Can Reverse Heart Damage From A Sedentary Lifestyle
16. ACEP pledges to treat all patients in response to proposed HHS rule
17. Dignity Health awards $295,971 in grants to help local health-care, homeless programs
19. Feds Investigate After Patient In Hospital Gown Was Left At Baltimore Bus Stop
20. Geisinger, Dignity Health among first hospitals to pilot Apple's medical records system


These top 20 healthcare news stories from this week include EHR coordination, acquisitions, and freestanding ERs in the news as well as health system partnerships, hospital ratings, protested health policies, new study findings, healthy community grants, telemedicine programs, and flu outbreak news.