How Birmingham hospitals fared in latest safety grades
UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands and Walker Baptist Medical Center led the way on the most recent edition of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, an analysis of hospital safety conducted by the Leapfrog hospital watchdog group, The Washington D.C.-based watchdog organization weighs their patient safety grades through 30 performance metrics, including preventing infections, surgery metrics, staff responsiveness and other factors.  Here's how local hospitals stacked up by system: UAB Health System UAB… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Allegheny County Health Department director leaving post
Dr. Karen Hacker, who has served as the director of the Allegheny County Health Department since September 2013, will leave that position at the end of July. She has accepted a position as director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, a part of the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As director of the Health Department, Hacker created the Office of Violence Prevention, which approach es the issue of violence as a public health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Richard Cerilli Source Type: news

New medical school leaders say they ’re here to innovate and cooperate
KSHC leaders Tiffany Masson and Robert Hasty told the WBJ on Thursday that they're ready and willing to collaborate with KU Med. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel McCoy Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood in Oregon prepares for post-Roe v. Wade world
While states like Alabama, Missouri and Georgia have moved in recent weeks to ban abortion, Oregon has the fewest restrictions in the land. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

After $50M funding, EverlyWell hires first chief medical officer
A transplant from the West Coast is the new chief medical officer at EverlyWell, an Austin startup that wants to change personal medicine by allowing people to test themselves at home for conditions like sexually transmitted diseases and food sensitivities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Cronin Source Type: news

Mass. Senate seeks mental health reform, starting with FY20 budget
Massachusetts state Sen. Julian Cyr knows firsthand how difficult it is to access behavioral healthcare. He ’s been trying for the past two years to get his outpatient therapist covered by his insurance provider. “I imagine someone who is in a similar situation being on different insurers, not having that consistency and not having the tools I would have,” Cyr said. “I haven’t been able to figu re it out. Right now I’m paying out of pocket … If I can’t navigate this system, something… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Why Saint Thomas opened a new spine institute
Saint Thomas Midtown has 25 surgeons performing nearly 1,000 spine surgeries a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

The Funded: One Bay Area biotech goes public while another files IPO plans
Ideaya Biosciences Inc.'s IPO on Thursday didn't raise as much as it wanted, but its stock has stayed above in the black in its first two days as a public company. Meanwhile, another Bay Area biotech company — Personalis Inc. — filed plans for an IPO in which it hopes to raise about $115 million. There have been six life science IPOs so far this year, including two of the most successful ones in the country so far — Santa Clara-based ShockWave Medica l Inc. (NASDAQ:SWAV) and Sunnyvale-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Duke and private practice tee up projects competing for Cary endoscopy patients
Duke Health and a private practice are both proposing to construct endoscopy centers in Wake County, furthering the on-going competition for patients in the western reaches of the county. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

beWellnm selects out-of-state vendor for $27M contract
Months after announcing a transition to a state-based marketplace, beWellnm's board of directors awarded a contract to Virginia-based health care tech company hCentive to transition the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange from a federal technology platform. “A state-run marketplace provides beWellnm with substantial benefits and flexibility in our role of helping New Mexicans find affordable access to health care, including the ability to dictate our own open enrollment timeframe,” said interim… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

Honest Co. video series targets pre-natal isolation
Jessica Alba ’s The Honest Co. was founded on the premise that new mothers would prefer natural product options for caring for their babies. Now the company is turning its focus towards the moms and their prenatal journey with a video series called “I Never Expected” created in partnership with Los Angel es media company ATTN. The 20-part series, hosted on The Honest Co. blog, follows the stories of five pregnant women, Gigi, Naomi, Kasey, Meghan and Jesyka. The expectant mothers are from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

2019 Health Care Heroes: Suzette Tardif
Outstanding Medical Researcher Suzette Tardif Professor/Associate Director of Research Texas Biomedical Research Institute - Southwest National Primate Research Center Suzette Tardif has been associate director of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute’s Southwest National Primate Research Center since 2015, having previ ously held the position from 2001 to 2006. Between her stints at the Primate Research Center, she was a professor at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. John Browning
Outstanding Physician Nonhospital-based Dr. John Browning Owner Texas Dermatology Dr. John Browning is president and founder of Texas Dermatology, a dermatology clinic, medical spa and clinical research center with more than 10 providers and four locations. He is also chief of dermatology at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, wher e he teaches medical students and residents. Browning obtained his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, and his medical degree from the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo
Outstanding Physician nonhospital-based Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo President, PRMA Plastic Surgery; Creator, Breast Advocate App PRMA Plastic Surgery | Breast Advocate App Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo is a board-certified plastic surgeon and microsurgeon, and president of PRMA Plastic Surgery. He specializes in state-of-the-art breast reconstruc tion with a focus on maximizing cosmetic outcomes and restoring sensation after mastectomy. He is also a strong advocate for shared decision-making between the health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Manuel M. Qui ñones
Outstanding Physician Nonhospital-based Dr. Manuel M. Quiñones Family Physician and Partner HealthTexas Medical Group Dr. Manuel Quiñones has been practicing medicine for more than 35 years. Born and raised on San Antonio’s West Side, he graduated from Holy Cross High School, received his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s Uni versity and completed his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in treating adult patients with chronic conditions, and he has treated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. C.J. Winckler
Outstanding Physician Nonhospital-based Dr. C.J. Winckler Deputy Medical Director | Assistant Clinical Professor San Antonio Fire Department | UT Health San Antonio Dr. C.J. Winckler is board certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services. He is deputy medical director for the San Antonio Fire Department and is an a ssistant clinical professor in UT Health San Antonio's departments of emergency health sciences and emergency medicine. Winckler provides daily clinical supervision… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
Outstanding Physician Nonhospital-based Dr. Lyssa Ochoa Owner The San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic Dr. Lyssa Ochoa grew up along the Texas-Mexico border in Mission. As a senior in high school, she applied for the first class of a joint scholarship program between UT Pan American and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Ochoa was accepted into the program and earnend her medical degree in 2003. She continued with a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in vascular surgery… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Dr. Kevin Donly
Education Dr. Kevin Donly Department Chair and Director UT Health San Antonio, Department of Developmental Dentistry During his more than 30 years in academia, Dr. Kevin Donly has become recognized in pediatric dentistry. Meanwhile, he has focused his career on providing care for infants, children, adole scents and children with special health care needs, predominantly in underserved areas. Donly is a professor and chair in the Department of Developmental Dentistry and a professor in the Department… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: Nishi Soni
Outstanding Health Care Provider Nonphysician Nishi Soni Director of Pharmacy Services Genoa Healthcare Nishi Soni has more than 18 years of pharmaceutical experience providing patient care at all levels — working in community practice, long-term care, assisted living, hospice care and acute inpatient care. Soni is involved in implementi ng policies and procedures and enhancing pharmaceutical services as a director of pharmacy for pediatric patients at Genoa Healthcare – Clarity Child Guidance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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2019 Health Care Heroes: John Rugh
Education John Rugh Professor  UT Health San Antonio - School of Dentistry John Rugh is professor and director of the evidence-based practice program at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, he received a doctorate from the University of California Santa Barbara and a postdoctorate from Claremont Graduate School. At UT Health, he founded and directed the dental school’s Facial Pain Clinic, and was research director and chair of the orthodontics department. Nationally,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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Kansas Health Science Center names president, board of trustees
The medical school planned for downtown Wichita has named its leadership team as its next step in opening a college of osteopathic medicine. An announcement was made Thursday morning by TCS Education System, which this week was named as a KSHC partner with plans overseeing administration of the school. Tiffany Masson was named president. A clinical psychologist, Masson has been the dean of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 's Chicago office and online studies. She received her doctorate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Kirk Seminoff Source Type: news

How collaboration between St. Louis schools and hospitals can cure an industry's workforce crisis
In order to fix the St. Louis health care industry workforce shortage, it may take the collaborative efforts of schools and hospital organizations, according to an expert. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

San Francisco biopharm tech company opens regional HQ in Bethesda
Biopharmaceutical software company Vineti Inc. has opened a regional headquarters in Bethesda to strengthen relationships with its East Coast clients. Co-founded by GE Co, and the Mayo Clinic, Vineti's cloud-based platform expands patient access to cell and gene therapies by tracking how the individualized treatments move from blood collection to manufacturing and back to the patient. With more than 1,000 active cell and gene therapy clinical trails globally, San Francisco-based Vineti seeks… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Katishi Maake Source Type: news

Inside the new MedStar Georgetown proton therapy center in D.C.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has taken the lead in the Washington, D.C.-area proton therapy arms race. Though, it’s a fleeting accolade. The hospital unveiled to guests and media Wednesday its new proton therapy center — a $40 million investment — marking the beginning of a new treatment available to eligible cancer patients. It’s one of about 30 proton centers across the country, billed a s the only one of its kind in the region. Although, the Maryland Proton Treatment Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Women with breast cancer needed for unique clinical trial
University of Cincinnati researchers plan to enroll more than 20 women with early stage breast cancer in a unique clinical trial, which will involve the most expensive medical device in the region. The trial will involve proton radiotherapy designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning – and with great precision.  Treatment will take place at the $120 million Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center in Butler Coun ty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Who is Oscar Health Plan, and what could it bring to Philadelphia?
The New York-based company that wants to be a health insurance industry disruptor is considering an expansion into Philadelphia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

After IFM buy, Novartis looks to more early stage biotech M & A
After the gene therapy M&A battles of late 2018, Novartis is looking make buy up more preclinical or early stage biotechs like Boston-based IFM Tre. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

UC seeks women with breast cancer for unique clinical trial
University of Cincinnati researchers plan to enroll more than 20 women with early stage breast cancer in a unique clinical trial, which will involve the most expensive medical device in the region. The trial will involve proton radiotherapy designed to zap cancer with particles that travel faster than a bolt of lightning – and with great precision.  Treatment will take place at the $120 million Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center in Butler Coun ty,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Oregon Senate committee passes 60-day notice bill for Rx drug price hikes
A bill to require pharmaceutical manufacturers to give a 60-day notice before they raise the price of certain prescription drugs cleared another hurdle in the Oregon Legislature on Wednesday. The Senate Committee on Health Care passed House Bill 2658 on a bipartisan vote of 5-0. If the bill passes the full Senate, it will head to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature. The reporting requirement applies to brand-name drugs for which there was a cumulative increase of 10 percent or more or $10,000 or… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New dental school is quietly ramping up in Elk Grove
California Northstate University hopes to bring in 80 students to the school by summer 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

How insulin prices got out of control and what's being done about it
Insulin prices have skyrocketed, especially in the past 20 years. Is any financial relief on the way for the millions of patients that need insulin to live? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alisha Green Source Type: news

Natural supplements firm with Phoenix footprint secures $25M in funding
A Canadian health-tech firm with an Arizona footprint has raised $25 million in a Series B funding round. California-based equity group Kayne Partners is the lead investor in the round for Natural Partners Fullscript's latest round, which plans to use the new capital to double its business yet again, a year after doubling in size, the Ottawa Business Journal reports. The Ottawa-based entity was born out of a merger last year between Fullscript and Arizona-based Natural Partners. Founded in 2011,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Gallen Source Type: news

From Wall Street to Haight Street: How Kelly Close left a lucrative financial career to become a prominent diabetes advocate
Close has founded three different organizations that help diabetes patients in different ways. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Hospital system, Ascension settle discrimination lawsuit
The hospitals' administration of leave policy discriminated against disabled and pregnant employees, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Boulder biotech firm to use $60M funding for new blood-based program
The Series B round was led by a new investor, with several returning investors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Texas Legislature approves small expansion of medical cannabis program
If Gov. Greg Abbott signs on, it means Texans suffering from ailments such as autism and Parkinson ’s could be prescribed low-THC cannabis by a doctor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Kimberly Reeves Source Type: news

Inside the new MedStar Georgetown proton therapy center
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has taken the lead in the local proton therapy arms race.   Though, it’s a fleeting accolade. The hospital unveiled to guests and media Wednesday its new proton therapy center — a $40 million investment — marking the beginning of a new treatment available to eligible cancer patients. It’s one of about 30 proton centers across the country, billed as the only one of its kind in the region. But Greater Washington’s other hospitals have long been competing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Eastern Niagara details losses from maternity, dialysis
Community members were taken by surprise when Eastern Niagara Hospital last month announced it would discontinue maternity services at Lockport, as well as outpatient dialysis, express care and radiology at Newfane. That followed a decision in April to discontinue a three-year-old residency program. Now the 116-bed hospital has detailed exactly how much it was losing on some of those service lines. According to filings with the state Department of Health, which must formally approve the changes,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

UNC researchers develop smarter "I-insulin"
Research coming out of UNC Chapel Hill has the potential to create a "smart insulin" that could reduce diabetic patient completions and significantly change how patients manage their condition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Confluent Health expands reach into the lucrative Florida market
The Louisville company acquired a controlling interest in two rehab companies in Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

County RFQ lays groundwork for possible Regional One facility upgrade
Some have pegged the cost of replacing Regional One ’s Medical District facilities at about $350 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

VIP crowd helps raise $120,000 for ABCD: Slideshow
More than 430 Milwaukee-area business and community leaders attended the ABCD Date with a Plate event on May 18 at The Pfister Hotel. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Janet McMillan for photos from the event, which drew a VIP crowd. Retired ManpowerGroup chairman Jeff Joerres was the chair of the event for ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, which also included the group's board president Wayne Oldenburg, businessman and widower… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
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New Cambridge VC firm ElevateBio's first investment is a Houston biotech
A Texas cell therapy company is restarting its clinical testing and setting up shop in Massachusetts after becoming the first company to work with new venture capital firm ElevateBio. Cambridge-based ElevateBio was launched last week by three former Alexion Pharmaceuticals and bluebird bio executives, who raised $150 million to found and invest in cell and gene therapy companies.   ElevateBio has now disclosed its first venture: AlloVir, formerly called ViraCyte, which is dev eloping single-dose… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

CBF Morning Run: Saying goodbye to daily beer reviews, eating canned rattlesnake and singing about them, too
Happy Wednesday morning, Columbus. Let's just say it. I am tapping out. It had to end sooner or later, right? I've been writing beer reviews every day since I started this column on Aug. 16, 2017. Here is the first review I wrote: "Had this one at the Bottle Shop: Boat Show by Yellow Springs Brewery. The color alone of this citru sy IPA is incredible. The taste is spot on, too." Not much to it, but it was a review nevertheless. They've gotten more intricate over time. And a lot longer. By August… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Somerson Source Type: news

Ohio's Hospice holds hiring event in Dayton for nurses
A local hospice organization looks to add dozens of jobs. Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton is hosting an open house, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 and is looking to hire more than 65 positions. The hiring event will take place in its community room at 324 Wilmington Ave. Ohio’s Hospice is recruiting both registered nurses (RNs) as well as State Tested Nurse Aides (STNAs). Hiring managers will be on-site for the open house, and attendees should bring multiple copies of their resumes. All shifts are available. “We… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Grace James Source Type: news

FDA clears Abiomed heart pump after concerns over death rate
Months after federal regulators warned doctors that one of the heart pumps made by Danvers ’ Abiomed could be linked to a higher rate of death than previously thought, the company’s device has been cleared by the FDA. Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) manufactures several small devices that can be inserted into patients’ heart ventricles to pump blood and give the organ’s muscles time to r ecover after a heart attack. The FDA notified doctors in February that it was evaluating a higher-than-previously-observed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Premera's philanthropic efforts now focus on homelessness
The insurer recognizes untreated conditions influence housing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center takes steps after federal review reveals conditions posing ‘immediate jeopardy’
Baylor St. Luke ’s Medical Center, a prominent hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, has released another list of corrections it is implementing in the wake of a federal review. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services surveyed the hospital between March 25 and April 4, 2019. In a 203-page repor t, CMS outlined several “deficient practices” identified during that survey that “were determined to pose immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety, and placed all patients at… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Jumpstart Foundry opens up to later-stage startups, introduces 2019 portfolio
Jumpstart Foundry opened up its application requirements to a larger group of startups this year, and the result is a portfolio filled with more mature companies, largely from outside Tennessee. Jumpstart, an accelerator-turned-early-stage-investment fund, announced on Tuesday its 2019 portfolio of 15 startups chosen from more than 300 applicants. This year, the fund accepted companies seeking a $4 million valuation in addition to the $2 million valuation at which Jumpstart traditionally makes investments. Jumpstart… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Diabetes software company names KC physician its chief medical officer
A Kansas City physician and diabetes researcher has been named chief medical officer for California-based Glooko. Dr. Mark Clements, has served on Glooko's medical advisory board since the diabetes data management company was formed in 2015. Glooko's software integrates with patient electronic health records and synchronizes data from more than 190 diabetes devices and fitness and activity trackers. It uses t his information to deliver patient data, including glucose levels, blood pressure and insulin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news