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Trump signs spending bill into law: Here are health IT’s biggest wins

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HIMSS Senior Director of Congressional Affairs broke down how the massive spending bill will boost telehealth, Medicaid and other crucial health IT needs.

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Brigham and Women’s pilot drives down cost and utilization with ‘home hospital’ model

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The average direct cost for acute care episodes for home patients was about half of the cost of the control patients cared for in the hospital during the test phase, hospital officials say.

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Superbugs breeding in hospital plumbing put patients at risk

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Why executives should be concerned enough about the threat they pose to hire an infection control officer.

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Healthcare groups renew push for single-payer system in California

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Supporters maintained that tax increases would be offset by the elimination of insurance premiums, copays and other costs.

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Blame game rages between Aetna, claims administrator over envelope privacy breach

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The payer and the claims administrator hired to execute a mailing are accusing each other of negligence and failing to protect members' private health information.

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CVS Health investing $425 million in improved wages, benefits for employees

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The company will be increasing the starting wage rate for hourly employees, keeping employee premiums steady and offering a parental leave program.

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What the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan deal means for payers

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The potential ability to lower the cost and target insured employees in a personalized, digital way better and more effectively than traditional providers and insurers has many in the sector taking notice.

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