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February 18, 2019

Weekly review: The 250 'Best Hospitals,' according to Healthgrades

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    5 'ambitious' ways Google wants to change health care (that you've likely overlooked) (Monday, Feb. 11)
    Google grabbed headlines last week with a patent suggesting it may secretly be working on EHR technology, but that's far from the only way that Google and its parent company Alphabet are aiming to transform health care, reports CNBC's Christina Farr. Here are five of the tech giant's lesser-known bets in the industry.

    The 250 'Best Hospitals,' according to Healthgrades (Tuesday, Feb. 12)
    Healthgrades on Tuesday released its 2019 list of "America's 250 Best Hospitals"—and 233 are Advisory Board members. Find out if your hospital made the list.

    The 4 things we know for sure about weight loss (Wednesday, Feb. 13)
    Studying the human diet is a messy, complicated business, so when it comes to weight loss and dieting, experts don't have all of the answers, Gina Kolata reports for the New York Times. Here's what we can confidently say about dieting and weight loss—and four major questions that remain unanswered.

    The healthiest (and unhealthiest) cities in America, according to WalletHub (Thursday, Feb. 14)
    All but two of the 10 healthiest cities in the United States are on the West Coast, and three of the top cities are in California, according to an analysis by WalletHub. See how your city fared on our interactive map.

    Mayo Clinic's CIO was treated for Stage 3 cancer. Here's what went well—and what made him 'cringe.' (Friday, Feb. 15) At the annual HIMSS conference on Tuesday, Mayo Clinic CIO Cris Ross revealed he had recently undergone treatment for Stage 3 cancer—and the experience underscored just how far the U.S. still has to go in creating usable, interoperable health IT systems, Arundhati Parmar reports for MedCity News.

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