Need to Know: How a massive ship, a behemoth plane and a glass staircase captured our attention
I'm Rob, and I'm your guide through a more casual look at the Business Journal's week that was — and what will be. If you missed Friday’s cover story, Ashley Stewart took readers inside the EB-5 investor program and how developers are using a program meant to help areas in need of an economic boost to pepper the Seattle skyline. On a lighter note, this has been a good week for photo-hea vy stories. Not only did Seattle see its first cruise ship landing of the season (the Celebrity Eclipse is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Robert S. Johnson Source Type: news

Boasting Buffalo: Roswell Park's Odochi Uwazurkie
Growing up in Queens, Odochi Uwazurkie didn ’t know much about Buffalo when he heard about a high school summer research opportunity at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He ended up spending the summer of 2008 here before his junior year and the two summers that followed, living in a dorm at Canisius College while assisting in leuke mia research at Roswell. That continued during his time at Dartmouth College, where he studied neuroscience. His future seemed set, until he spent a summer interning… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Saint Thomas settles religious discrimination lawsuit
Saint Thomas Health has settled a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to a news release. Saint Thomas is accused of violating the religious rights of a worker at its hospital in Rutherford County by requiring him to receive a flu shot. As part of the settlement, Saint Thomas will pay the worker $75,000 in damages and modify its accommodation policy regarding sincerely held religious b eliefs, according to the release. Saint Thomas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Oregon's maturing cannabis industry still coping with oversupply and finance issues (Infographic)
Cannabis businesses are most preoccupied with the state's abundance of marijuana and federal regulation but financing and cash flow issues are also concerns. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

How this UCSF-grown startup is shaping hospitals ’ best practices
Hoping to stave off preventable mistakes in hospitals, UCSF doctor Arup Roy-Burman co-founded Elemeno Health along with Electronic Arts veteran Ed Nanale. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Imperial Health Plan enters Sacramento market
The health plan is joining the Sacramento market to position it for a larger Northern California expansion. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Unions begin contract talks with Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, six other states
Representatives of 85,000 health care workers began negotiations with Kaiser Permanente on Thursday, more than six months after their old contract expired. The Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions contends Kaiser is becoming “just like any other large, for-profit health care corporation.” Kaiser is sitting on $31.5 billion in reserves, pays its CEO more than $16 million a year and 36 executives more than $1 million a year — numbers that are mo re fitting for a for-profit, the workers contend. At… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Spotlight on wellness at Community Services for Every1
Community Services for Every1 constantly looks for ways to incorporate health and wellness into the lives of employees. “Internally, we have a wellness committee made up of employees from all across our agency,” benefits manager Jennifer Thiebolt said. “Recently we made the decision to incorporate healthy snack options into our vending machine. We also developed the Healthy Spotter program, which is peer-to-pee r recognition for healthy choices. Individuals who are spotted making a healthy choice… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jane Schmitt Source Type: news

These are Portland's 25 highest-paying jobs (Photos)
Once again, Portland-area health care workers are bringing home the most bacon. The latest data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for the 12-month period ending in May 2018, indicates that of the 25 top-paying professions, those providing health insights, skills and, of course, care occupy 14 of the top spots. The Business Journal analyzed the data and determi ned the region's 25 most-lucrative jobs, in terms of mean, or average, salary. The figures cover the Portland metropolitan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

My Wellbeing CEO on the lessons she learned launching a NYC startup
"Surrounding yourself with support matters immensely," Alyssa Petersel says. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor among dozens charged in massive drug sweep
A Greater Cincinnati doctor was among 31 physicians and dozens of other health care professionals charged April 17 in connection with the alleged illegal prescribing of dangerous narcotics, according to federal officials. Dr. Raymond Noschang of Hamilton County was indicted by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati on charges of unlawfully distributing the powerful pain reliever oxycodone and the OxyContin brand of pill containing oxycodone.  Such controlled substances have a high potential… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

SSM picks an out-of-the-ordinary location for its next physical therapy center
SSM Health on Monday opened its latest outpatient physical therapy center inside D1 Training in Ballwin, marking the health care organization's first physical therapy clinic inside a gym. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Walgreens explores new concepts at prototype store
The Walgreens location at 780 Waukegan Road in Deerfield is where the company "pilot and test many different services and offerings." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Baby + Co. closes N.C. operations a year after infant deaths
A year after a state investigation into a Triangle natural-birthing center found "significant concerns," the company has announced the closing of its North Carolina operations. Baby + Company drew scrutiny in 2018 over reports of three infant deaths at its Cary facility in the span of six months – prompting a voluntary review of its operations by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. That report, issued in June 2018, cited 16 areas of concerns, including cleaning and disinfectant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Community Psychiatric Clinic to merge with Sound instead of Navos
The two organizations are merging operations to create a larger organization under the Sound name and brand. Sound CEO Patrick Evens will remain President and CEO of the new organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Supreme Court showdown to rule whether UPMC-Highmark pact can be extended
All eyes are on the Supreme Court for the showdown next month between Attorney General Josh Shapiro and UPMC over whether the UPMC-Highmark consent decree can be extended after a Commonwealth Court judge stayed the rest of the case pending a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania late Tuesday granted Shapiro’s request to appeal a 2018 ruling that set the June 30, 2019, end to the consent decree. While specific court dates weren’t set, the order sets into motion a hearing between… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Novant Health opens neurology and sleep center in Triad city
Thomasville patients in need of neurological or sleep services no longer have to travel to High Point or Winston-Salem. Novant Health Neurology and Sleep is open at 1219 Lexington Ave., Suite B, near the Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. The clinic will feature Drs. Keith Miller and Leane Willis, neurologists formerly associated with UNC Regional Physicians Neuroscience Center in High Point. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Express Scripts unit to add specialty pharmacy in Hawaii
Express Scripts ’ specialty pharmacy Accredo has announced that it will open a new location in Hawaii to serve individuals with chronic health conditions. The pharmacy, which is expected to open in Honolulu later this summer, will offer walk-in consultations, home delivery, an infusion center and on-site nurses, according to a release. The location also will offer oncology treatments and other therapies. Hawaii-based nonprofit health plan AlohaCare selected Accredo as its preferred specialty pharmacy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Vince Brennan Source Type: news

UW's Institute of Protein Design receives $45M from the Audacious Project
The institute will use funds to not only attempt to design a universal flue vaccine that is capable of providing lifetime immunization, but also advanced protein containers for targeted gene delivery and smart proteins capable of identifying cancerous or unhealthy cells. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Your doctor is a text away: Banner Aetna insurer brings AI to Arizona enrollees
The insurance company's members will be able to interact with an AI bot to gather all their health information before connecting with a physician by text message on their mobile devices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Nashville startup raises $10M from former Publix CEO's firm
Health-tech startup Bridge Connector has raised a new $10 million round of funding, bringing the total amount raised by the 13-month-old company to $20 million, according to a news release. The new round of funding was provided by Axioma Ventures, which is run by former Publix Super Markets Inc. CEO Howard Jenkins. Axioma previously invested $1.5 million into the startup in January 2018.  “Bridge Connector is growing at a fast pace because of their unique and specialized solution s to our partners’… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

UnitedHealth, growing everywhere, hikes 2019 outlook
Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. are poised to rise Tuesday morning as the insurance giant boosted its outlook for 2019 following a first quarter marked by growth across all its business lines.   MarketWatch has an early report on the numbers from Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: UNH), which posted quarterly earnings of $3.47 billion, or $3.56 a share, up from $2.84 billion or $2.87 a year earlier. Excluding one-time effects, adjusted earnings grew to $3.73 from $3.04 per share, we ll above… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Feeling sleepy this morning? Maybe it's because Jacksonville stays up too late
Americans wake up an average of twice a night and spend about 31 minutes awake before getting back to sleep, researchers have found, clocking an average of three hours and 17 minutes of deep REM sleep each night.   The average time people in the United States go to bed is 12:08 a.m., and typical rising time is 7:41 a.m. Jacksonville is No. 5 in cities that stay up late: The top late-night cities are Philadelphia, with a 12:40 a.m. bedtime; New York, 12:36 a.m.; Los Angeles, 12:30 a.m.; Miami, 12:28… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Report: Uniontown Hospital delays $32M construction project
Uniontown Hospital, which is in the midst of leaving a relationship with UPMC, will postpone its $32 million renovation plan. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that the hospital’s CEO said it would take 18 months to 24 months to get back on track with the work. Steve Handy said in a memo obtained by the newspaper that the 160-bed hospital needed to decide “how to stabilize our physician-related services wi thout destabilizing the hospital.” Uniontown Hospital is in talks with WVU… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Applying for marijuana business license? Sharpen your pencil.
You ’d better have your wits about you when you apply for a medical marijuana business license in Missouri. It's complicated. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), which administers the program, has released a draft of questions that could appear on marijuana facility applicat ions. In all, 144 of them — ranging from character and background of the principals, to liquid capital, to site security, to business plan and market analysis, and much, much more. See the full list… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Greg Edwards Source Type: news

Latest phases at Cerner's Innovations Campus steam ahead [PHOTOS]
Construction on phases three and four of Cerner Corp.'s $4.5 billion campus in south Kansas City continues full-steam ahead. The $220 million phase of the project will nearly double the amount of office space on the Innovations Campus, with 777,000 additional square feet and room for 3,000 more employees. Tower 3 will stand 11 stories, and Tower 4 will be eight stories, according to MMC Contractors Inc., which also de livered phases one and two. The towers will connect to each other with a two-story… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Genomics startup using big data to discover new drugs raises $3.7M
Panorama Medicine, a Philadelphia life sciences company that is using genomics and computing to accelerate drug discovery, has raised $3.7 million in a private stock sale. “Many leading pharmas have dedicated extensive resources in genomics and computing to speed up drug discovery.” said Mingfu Zhu, the co-founder and CEO of Panorama. “Panorama’s approach is unique in that it leverages the expertise of our team in RNA (ribonucleic acid) genomics and computa tional biology.” Zhu said the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

How Louisville CEOs will use Derby to bring business to town
These CEOs are trying to solve a very specific problem in the health care field. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: David A. Mann Source Type: news

Biotech with large Triangle presence buying Maryland firm for $1.2B
Catalent Inc., a New Jersey-based contract drug manufacturer with a large Triangle presence, said Monday it will acquire Maryland's Paragon Bioservices Inc. for $1.2 billion. Catalent (NYSE: CTLTC) will fund the acquisition using the proceeds of a $650 million incremental term loan from JPMorgan Chase Bank, as well as the issuance of $650 million of new convertible preferred stock to Leonard Green& Partners L.P. Peter Zippelius, a partner at LGP, will join Catalent ’s board of directors as part… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

List Leaders: These are Oregon's 10 largest public benefit nonprofits (Photos)
The Oregon Food Bank has long had a massive task: bringing food to families and individuals who need it the most. That hefty job is illustrated by the group's reach: It serves a network of 21 regional food banks and approximately 1,200 assistance sites within Oregon and Southwest Washington. It's a wide stretch of land to cover. And, asked last week about the group's most pressing hiring need, CEO Susannah Mo rgan had a simple answer. "Drivers," she said. "There is a significant lack of professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Breaking the silence: Now it ’s our turn (Guest column)
Something amazing happened last week in Oregon:  in coffee shops, at the gym, driving carpools, meeting friends — just about everywhere people gather in Oregon, we have been talking about suicide and suicide prevention.  Over 30 news organizations across the state teamed up to shine a light on the public health crisis of suicide. Dozens and dozens of news stories have appeared on our favorite TV stations, in newspapers big and small, on podcasts and on the radio — each article and broadcast… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Dwight Holton Source Type: news

Inova ends genetic tests that elicited FDA warning
Inova Health System will no longer offer a series of genetic tests after the Food and Drug Administration warned the system that it had illegally marketed them without the agency ’s required clearance. “The MediMap tests were intended to provide additional information to physicians in discussions with their patients regarding medication options,” reads an Inova statement, which said it began offering the tests as a tool for doctors based on industry guidelines, with t he understanding that the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

FDA approves Wayne company's dissection repair device
The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval to Intact's Vascular's Tack Endovascular System on Monday. The Tack Endovascular System is a dissection repair device implanted in angioplasty patients with peripheral arterial disease. Dissections occur when the inflation of an angioplasty balloon, and the resulting mechanical stress, injures vessels. "Post-angioplasty dissections can significantly imp act patient outcomes," said Dr. William Gray, the president of the Lankenau Heart Institute… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

State orders review of controversial opioid-tapering proposal
The Oregon Health Authority hired a Washington-based consulting firm to review its proposed policy for some patients taking opioids for chronic pain to taper off, according to an announcement from the Oregon Health Authority. Eighteen months in the making, the policy is pending before the Health Evidence Review Commission and affects patients on Medicaid. The proposal also includes coverage for five pain conditions that were not previously covered, including fibromyalgia. It would also expand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why Bay Area companies serve as a prime market for Aetna and Sutter Health ’s joint venture
The commercial health insurance market has always been bustling in the Bay Area, home to a high-density cluster of large employers vying for top talent. Now Connecticut-based insurer Aetna and Sacramento-based health system Sutter Health are providing an all-inclusive kind of healthcare service for its members — hoping to draw in commercial plan clients in the process. The 50-50 joint venture, headquartered in Emeryville, rolled out its new plan in December, encompassing over 1,700 primary care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Portland biotech inks $9M+ deal for drug royalties
Aronora Inc., a Portland biotech startup developing a new kind of blood clot treatment, has inked a deal with Xoma Corp. (NASDAQ: XOMA) for royalty rights related to five drug candidates. Xoma, a "royalty aggregator" based in Emeryville, Calif., also agreed to acquire a portion of the potential milestone payments associated with the hematology drugs. Three are anti-clotting candidates being developed under a partnership with Bayer, while two have no pharmaceutical partner, accordin g to Xoma’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

State will rebid $750 million public health lab in Albany
The state Dormitory Authority has canceled the procurement process for a $750 million public health lab in Albany after one team withdrew and another became ineligible to pursue the project. Requests for qualifications will go out again in the coming weeks, followed by a request-for-proposals process for the qualified bidders. The bidding process for the Wadsworth Lab project is starting over roughly a month after the Dormitory Authority issued requests for proposals to three design- build teams.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

New task force on behavioral health to tackle Colorado's mental health gaps
The task force believes it will start implementation next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Clinical trial firm with Oregon site fills out executive team
Just months after Durham's newest clinical research organization launched, the company is rounding out its executive team, bringing industry executives into their nationally expanding company. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Minneapolis medical-marijuana venture Vireo now licensed in 10 states
Vireo Health International Inc. paid $4 million to acquire two medical-marijuana licenses in Nevada. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Alex Wittenberg Source Type: news

Birmingham entity partners to enter the Japanese pharma market
A new partnership will connect a Birmingham organization with potential new customers for drug development services in Japan. Southern Research has formed an agreement with Ina, Japan-based Ina Research. The deal, which was finalized in March, will enable Ina Research to represent Southern Research as a sales agent and distributor to promote Southern Research’s services and capabilities in Japan.  Financial details w ere not released to the BBJ.  “As two organizations focusing on the development… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Gene therapy companies merge
A Montgomery County medical device company specializing in the precision delivery of cell and gene therapies is merging with a British biotechnology company that is developing gene therapies for retinal diseases. Financial terms of the deal involving Orbit Biomedical of Ambler and Gyroscope Therapeutics, which is based near London, are being kept confidential. The combined company will operate under the Gyroscope name and have its U.S. headquarters in Ambler. It will have a total 50 employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

McCandless is leaving Health Forward, but her voice for underserved won't go silent
Health Forward Foundation CEO Bridget McCandless has shaped the nonprofit through passion and commitment to the indigent and underserved. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

First look: Here's the new biotech campus that's coming to the Central Eastside
Summit Development Group's New Industrial Revolution campus will include two connected buildings totaling nearly 350,000 square feet. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Jon Bell Source Type: news

BDSI expects $50 million in latest public offering
Following the announcement of the $30 million acquisition of U.S. commercialization rights to a Japanese drug, Raleigh's BDSI has priced its public offering – anticipating gross proceeds of $50 million. BioDelivery Sciences International, (Nasdaq: BDSI) recently announced the acquisition of exclusive U.S. commercial rights for Shionogi's Symproic – a drug which treats opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. T he rights will cost the company $20 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Revolutionizing the future of health care
It ’s no secret that quality health care is essential for longevity. Health care enables people to lead lives that are complete, meaningful and full of vitality. But while quality care is a critical element of a long and happy existence, there’s a looming issue that hinders the ability to improve p atient outcomes – unstructured data. Unstructured data is any data that resides in a variety of files, PDFs, digital scans and even paper records. Health care providers are inundated with information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Russ Yelton Source Type: news

Milwaukee leaders address disparities at Latino Health Equity Summit: Slideshow
Several hundred guests filled the room Tuesday for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers' second Latino Health Equity Summit. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the event. The event at the Italian Community Center in the city of Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward addressed health disparities facing Milwaukee’s Hispanic community. The ultimate goal was to develop a road map of action items to improve the overall health of Milwaukee’s Hispanic community, said Dr. Julie Schull er, who is… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Holobiome nabs first seed funding from Alexandria's new program
The Cambridge biotech is the first to receive money under the new Alexandria Seed Capital Platform in Massachusetts, which launched Wednesday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

House marijuana bill draws heated reaction
After fiery exchanges with veterans and patient advocates who accused a legislative leader of relying on faulty research, members of a House committee on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal that would cap the level of euphoria-inducing THC in smokable medical marijuana. The House plan would also give veterans free, state-issued medical marijuana identification cards, a sweetener that angered veterans who lashed out at the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ray Rodrigues, during an emotionally charged House Appropriations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Dara Kam Source Type: news

Brightspring exec takes job with Nashville health care giant
Louisville-based BrightSpring Health Services has an opening in its C-suite with the departure of its human resources chief. Sonny Terrill, who joint BrightSpring in August 2017 as chief human resources officer, has left the company to become executive vice president of human resources for Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health Inc. a hospital and health care company. BrightSpring spokesman Barnard Baker said in brief interview Terrill's last day with the company was March 10. Baker said Terrill's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news