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Oct 14, 2019
Getting a firm grasp on the current and potential future applications and capabilities of artificial intelligence in health care can be difficult. One big reason: Enthusiasm for AI and hyperbole too often color coverage of the technology. A new AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Insights report — “Surveying the AI Health Care Landscape” — takes a different approach.
Oct 14, 2019
In what is being hailed as a model for provider-led innovation, Civica Rx, the startup formed last year by a group of health systems to combat rising drug prices and shortages of drugs long on the market, recently made its first delivery of generic medications to a hospital.
Oct 14, 2019
In an attempt to lower cost and improve quality, Walmart on Jan. 1 will launch a “featured providers” pilot to incentivize workers to choose higher-quality physicians. Workers who opt for the featured providers program will pay less out of pocket. If successful, the program will expand.
Oct 7, 2019
With all of Amazon’s health care moves, it’s been tough to get a precise read on exactly where the company is headed. But when it comes to the pharmaceutical supply chain, look for Amazon to become an end-to-end player.
Oct 7, 2019
Some hospitals and health systems are taking steps to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in their communities by funding affordable housing, partnering with rideshare companies and food pantries to meet local needs. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, however, may indicate a greater need for a more fundamental task — screening all patients for food insecurity, housing instability, utility needs, transportation needs and interpersonal violence.
 

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