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Donald Trump Detroit

Donald Trump on Monday promised one of his first acts if elected U.S. President would be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:23 pm August 08, 2016
The Republican candidate called the Affordable Care Act disastrous and said he has a plan to overhaul the Veterans Health Administration but focused more on plans for jobs, the economy and tax policy. 
Healthcare adds jobs July
By Henry Powderly 11:32 am August 05, 2016
Ambulatory facilities and services led the month’s hiring, while hospitals were a close second in creating new jobs. 
VA Lockheed modernization benefits

By helping the VA modernize its health benefits program, Lockheed Martin hopes to give veterans easier access to their medical records and more personalized care, said Horace Blackman.

 

By Mike Miliard 10:22 am August 05, 2016
The contract was awarded as part of VA's Transformation Twenty One Total Technology program, or T4.
Zika pregnant Illinois
By Jack McCarthy 09:49 am August 05, 2016
Health officials said Zika must have been contracted out-of-state, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the virus unprecedented. 

The OCR investigation began in 2013, in response to Advocate's submission of three breach notification reports that pertained to separate events at Advocate Medical Group. (Photo: Advocate)

By Jessica Davis 03:22 pm August 04, 2016
OCR found the Illinois-based health system failed to conduct a thorough risk assessment and limit physical access to electronic health systems, among other infractions.
CMS hospital payments
By Jeff Lagasse 08:04 am August 04, 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is also decreasing uncompensated care payments by $400 million during the next fiscal year. 
Population health challenges
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am August 04, 2016
Government guidance and best practices will only get hospitals so far. Both value-based care and population health require a stronger-than-ever orientation toward teamwork and that includes patients as well as communities.
NIH Zika vaccine
By Bill Siwicki 03:47 pm August 03, 2016
Participants include volunteers at three sites within the United States, including the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland.
Medicare readmission penalties
By Kaiser Health News 09:21 am August 03, 2016
The federal government will punish 2,597 hospitals during the next year for having patients return within 30 days and while that number is similar to last year, the average cost of each penalty will be 20 percent more, according to a new analysis.
HHS Ebola Zika

Source: Wikimedia

By Jessica Davis 03:44 pm August 02, 2016
Health and Human Services preparedness response unit awarded $37.2 million toward work on diagnostics and vaccines, including $5.1 million to InBios for a two-year contract to develop a serological test that could reduce result time from days to hours.

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