July 1, 2019

Weekly review: How this 61-year-old gave birth to her own granddaughter

Daily Briefing

    The 50 most influential clinical executives of 2019, according to Modern Healthcare (Monday, June 24)
    Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb topped Modern Healthcare's annual list of the "50 Most Influential Clinical Executives" for the second year in a row. Here's who else made the list—including 26 executives at hospitals and health systems.

    Trump order calls on hospitals to release 'secret' prices. Here's our take. (Tuesday, June 25)
    President Trump signed an executive order last week calling on all hospitals to disclose their "secret" negotiated rates with insurers and to provide patients with personalized estimates for their out-of-pocket obligations. Here are three key things to know, according to Advisory Board's Yulan Egan and Robin Brand.

    How this 61-year-old gave birth to her own granddaughter (Wednesday, June 26)
    When Matthew Eledge and his husband tried to find a surrogate to carry their child, "they found the process confusing and weren't completely confident about navigating in vitro fertilization as gay men," according to NBC News. So they turned to an unusual source for help: Matthew's 61-year-old mother, Cecile.

    The 15 hospitals, health systems among the 'Best Places to Work in IT' (Thursday, June 27)
    Computerworld's 26th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" includes 15 hospitals and health systems.

    How a doctor diagnosed his own life-threatening illness—after a hospital sent him home (Friday, June 28)
    When 60-year-old Jay Kostman, an infectious-disease specialist, woke up with his arm tingling and a heaviness in his leg, he thought he was having a stroke. But it wasn't until after a hospital visit ended inconclusively that he finally uncovered his real problem, Mari Schaefer reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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