Adel Korkor, a physician in Wisconsin who has run over 200 marathons in his life, plans to run a 5K in all 50 states in 50 days to raise awareness for mental illness, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.
During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar signaled his openness to mandatory payment models—representing what could be a major shift in the Trump administration's policy should Azar be confirmed.
Men account for only 13% of nurses nationwide, according to a working paper from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth—but despite a lingering stigma, male representation in the field has grown steadily amid a shifting economy.
Virtual hospitals could be the wave of the future, Arthur Allen writes in a Politico profile of suburban St. Louis-based Mercy Virtual Care Center—which already has achieved profitability by taking advantage of remote-monitoring technology and new payment structures that encourage cost-effective care.
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