Providence St. Joseph Health has launched Ayin Health Solutions, a for-profit population health management company aimed at providing payers, providers, employers, and lawmakers the advice and services they need to further population health initiatives, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington.
- Hawaii: Rep. Richard Creagan (D) has introduced a bill in the state Legislature that would effectively ban the sale of cigarettes in Hawaii. The bill would increase the minimum smoking age incrementally each year from 21, the current smoking age, to 100 in 2024 (Anapol, The Hill, 2/4).
- Maryland: A 24-year-old employee at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore was shot on Monday morning and is currently on life support, according to Thomas Scalea, head of the hospitals R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. According to police, the shooting was an "isolated event" and the public was not at risk. Police said the alleged gunman is in custody (Hutchinson, ABC News, 2/4).
- Washington: Providence St. Joseph Health on Thursday launched Ayin Health Solutions, a for-profit population health management company aimed at providing payers, providers, employers, and lawmakers the advice and services they need to further population health initiatives. Ayin will reportedly offer a variety of services, including pharmacy benefits management and a proprietary risk evaluation tool (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/4; Bannow, Modern Healthcare, 2/4).
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