October 24, 2019

Around the nation: Organizations to launch first national universal living donor kidney registry

Daily Briefing

    The effort also will include the first at-home living donor testing kit, the organizations said, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Kentucky, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington.

    • Kentucky/Washington: Humana and Microsoft on Monday announced a partnership aimed at better delivering health care solutions for aging Humana members. Humana will use Microsoft's Azure cloud to provide care teams with real-time access to patient information that will allow doctors to deliver personalized, holistic health care. Microsoft's technologies will also help Humana develop automation and predictive solutions that can improve care for members (Lagasse, Healthcare Finance, 10/22).

    • New Jersey: CarePoint Health on Tuesday announced RWJBarnabas plans to acquire the Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center. RWJBarnabas, one of New Jersey's largest health care systems, is considered chief competition for the other two hospitals in Hudson County, according to The Jersey Journal (West, The Jersey Journal, 10/23).

    • Virginia: Donate Life America and the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (FMCNA) on Tuesday announced that they are partnering to launch the National Donate Life Living Donor Registry, the first ever national living donor kidney registry. The partnership will also include the first at-home living donor testing kit, which could reduce patients' wait time on the kidney transplant waiting list, according to a release from the organizations (FMCNA release, 10/22).
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