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Big hospitals plug into mobile healthcare – Mobile Strategies 360

Hospitals are including a wide range of departments in their mobile health programs, such as nursing, physicians,
pharmacy
, information technology, ancillary care, biomedical engineering and finance. … to support clinical messaging between nurses and

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Medicare bill backed by hospital groups passes key House vote

The House Committee on Ways and Means on Tuesday advanced a bipartisan bill that would amend changes made to Medicare hospital payments under the Bipartisan Budget Act in 2015, according to the Morning Consult.

Read the source article at Becker’s Hospital Review

Petition against pharmacy closures gets a million signatures – The Guardian

Patients would have difficulties accessing medicines and healthcare advice, while pressure would mount on GPs and
hospitals
, the petition organisers believe. National
Pharmacy
Association (NPA) chairman Ian Strachan said it was “absolutely clear” that

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Acadia Pharma’s (ACAD) Nuplazid Approved by FDA For Hallucinations and Delusions Associated with Parkinson’s

“We are grateful to the many patients and investigators who participated in NUPLAZID's
clinical
studies. NUPLAZID represents the culmination of many … NUPLAZID will be available through a specialty
pharmacy
network. Patients and physicians can access …

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Why Digital Health Growth Will Come From Clinically-Tested, Consumer-Facing, Interoperable Products

Editor’s Note: Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an epidemiologist trained at Stanford.  She is the VP of Strategy at Medable, a Palo Alto-based health platform start-up.

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that many health apps may be sharing patients’ health data without their knowledge. Four-fifths of 211 diabetes apps examined did not have privacy policies.

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CMS finalizes Medicaid managed care overhaul: 5 things to know

CMS released a final rule Monday that includes the first major update to Medicaid managed care regulations in more than 10 years.

Read the source article at Becker’s Hospital Review

5 Drug Spending Trends to Watch

Total spending on prescription drugs in the United States on a net price basis is expected to reach up to $400 billion by 2020, a new forecast suggests.

IMS Health recently highlighted factors likely to influence future drug spending patterns in a report called “Medicines Use and Spending in the US: A Review of 2015 and Outlook to 2020.”

Read the source article at Pharmacy Times

Northland seniors share stories about drug costs – Duluth News Tribune

It’s not a problem for people who are basically healthy and take few drugs, said Undeberg, who works with patients at the Raiter Clinic and Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet. The problem comes with seniors who have more challenging conditions, …

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