The 4 big ways Microsoft wants to change health care

When you think of Big Tech giants moving into health care, Amazon, Apple, Google, and IBM likely come to mind. But a sleeping giant may be waiting in the wings: Microsoft. Daily Briefing's Jackie Kimmell rounds up four big health care bets the company is making that you might've missed.

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A 'huge deal': CRISPR is effectively treating blood diseases, new data shows

Two patients with different blood diseases who were treated with CRISPR in the summer are showing significant improvements, according to new data released Tuesday.

Improper Medicare payments dip to 9-year low, HHS says

HHS on Monday announced the rate of improper Medicare fee-for-service payments in fiscal year (FY) 2019 was at the lowest point since FY 2010.

FDA approves an easier-to-clean duodenoscope

FDA on Friday granted Pentax approval to market a duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator—an innovation that reduces the number of parts that need to be cleaned, potentially lowering the odds of transmitting dangerous superbugs.

Does money encourage docs to give more flu shots? Not really, but here's what might.

Little progress has been made in recent years to improve flu shot uptake, but new research suggests spurring competition among providers to get more patients vaccinated could be the key to turning the needle, RJ Niewoehner and Bradley Staats write for Harvard Business Review.

Becoming a 'parent, for a parent': The unique challenges millennial Alzheimer's caregivers encounter

An increasing number of millennials are caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and these younger caregivers face unique challenges along the way, Megan Thielking reports for STAT News.

Around the nation: Concert to be held honoring late Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson

The Oakland Symphony in January 2020 will hold a special concert in honor of Kaiser Permanente's late Chair and CEO Bernard Tyson, who passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 10, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Texas.