Healthcare Services Newsfeed 4/13-4/19

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Healthcare Services Newsfeed 4/13-4/19

Some big health stories in the United Stories this week include:
1. The use of "telemedicine video conferencing technology" by EmOpti aims to reduce wait times in ERs.
2. West Virginia University Health System (WVU Medicine) has expanded its partnership with Premier Inc. through EHR coordination to cut costs and increase efficiency.
3. "The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has proposed to reduce Medicare payments to free-standing ERs by 30% for some services if the facility is located within 6 miles of an ER attached to a hospital."
4. "Saint Michael's hires veteran NYC ER doctor", Dr. Rami Yakobi.

As per your needs, we have provided the top 20 new stories pertaining to healthcare over the last 7 days by listing out healthcare related stories on mergers, purchases, and plans to build freestanding ERs; studies by large journals, such as the New York Times and Reuters; applicable news of legislation or policy recommendations concerning healthcare; new health programs initiated to solve key issues; EHR coordination; free-standing ERs and stories relating to personnel changes.

All of these listed stories and their sources have been provided for you in the spreadsheet attached.
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