Intermountain Healthcare announced on March 1 that it will team up with genetic testing companies such as AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and 23andMe to create a global registry of genetic test results and medical history data, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, New Hampshire, and Utah.
Media headlines last week claimed that space travel had altered 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA, meaning that his genes no longer matched those of his identical twin brother Mark—but NASA experts say that's not exactly true.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force writes that "a substantial body of observational evidence demonstrates that the strongest connection between ultraviolet radiation exposure and skin cancer results from exposure in childhood and adolescence."
HHS Secretary Alex Azar says Robert Redfield, President Trump's pick to lead CDC, "has dedicated his entire life to promoting public health and providing compassionate care to his patients, and we are proud to welcome him as director of the world's premier epidemiological agency." Meanwhile, some have expressed concerns about Redfield's past research and policy positions.
Second Lady Karen Pence this month visited Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and spoke with patients, parents, and therapists about art therapy—a cause she has championed since becoming second lady.
For 2018, the only way to qualify for MACRA's Advanced APM track—and its 5% incentive payment—is through Medicare Alternative Payment Models. Here's what you need to know about the new option to qualify from 2019 on: the All-Payer Combination Option.
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Southern California has leveraged wrist-mounted tracking technology and better planning to cut patient transport dispatch wait times by about 15 minutes on average—and by an hour on Sundays.