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Houston health tech company acquires API Healthcare

Houston-based Symplr, a software-as-a-service platform for health care organizations, has agreed to acquire Hartford-based API Healthcare. API Healthcare makes software for health care workforce management. The acquisition allows Symplr to expand its...

By | 2019-02-20T21:35:47+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Healthcare|

Companies settle with State of Texas for record $235.9M

Former Xerox subsidiaries, including Conduent Inc., agreed Tuesday to a record $235.9 million settlement with the State of Texas, according to the Texas Attorney General's Office.  It was the largest single Medicaid fraud-related settlement in a case ...

By | 2019-02-20T21:21:06+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Healthcare|

Ohio State’s Wexner Medical plans outpatient campus across from OhioHealth Dublin Methodist

Like competing pharmacy chains on opposite corners, Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center plans to build a massive outpatient campus directly across from OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital. Medical Center officials are seeking trustee permis...

By | 2019-02-19T20:46:31+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Healthcare|

Partners HealthCare names Klibanski as interim CEO

Partners HealthCare has named Dr. Anne Klibanski as interim president and CEO of the organization, weeks after its current leader announced his retirement. Klibanski, who is currently the chief academic officer at Partners, will take the interim role...

By | 2019-02-18T22:56:15+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Healthcare|

NJ Gov., Senate leader reportedly reach deal on legal marijuana

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Stephen Sweeney have reached the framework of a deal on marijuana legalization that could send be sent to the state legislature for a vote this month, according to multiple reports.  The compromise invo...

By | 2019-02-18T19:43:14+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Healthcare|

Fairfield Medical Center posts $22.6M operating loss from medical records overhaul

Fairfield Medical Center ended 2018 with a $22.8 million operating loss, which the CFO sees as a one-time anomaly due mainly to the expense of installing and activating a new electronic medical records system. Full-year revenue declined by less than 1...

By | 2019-02-17T18:34:59+00:00 February 17th, 2019|Healthcare|

PSBJ Interview: Fred Hutch veteran Dr. Carla Grandori is flipping the script on cancer treatment

Grandori's company SEngine, is preparing for a future in which cancer is not going to be treated according to cancer type – like breast or colon – but it will be treated based on its genetic underpinning.

By | 2019-02-16T14:00:00+00:00 February 16th, 2019|Healthcare|

State regulators denied Duke, UNC and WakeMed’s expansion plans because of “unreasonable” projections

The denial of the Triangle’s largest medical providers' proposals to expand in Wake County was based on the state’s belief their projected patient volumes were “unreasonable”.

By | 2019-02-15T19:28:26+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Healthcare|