Q&A: Brittany Cunningham on Vanderbilt’s MyHealth Bundles Program

Some employers are beginning to contract directly with healthcare provider organizations. To partner with self-insured employers, Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center has developed value-based care bundled payment programs for some of the most common and costly health conditions, such as maternity, orthopedics and cardiology. Healthcare innovation I recently spoke with

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10 tips to avoid planting AI time bombs in your organization

At the recent HIMSS Global Health Conference and Expo in Orlando, I gave a talk focused on protect yourself against some of the dangers of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The goal was to encourage healthcare professionals to think deeply about the realities of AI transformation, while also providing them with

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HHS Proposes Incentives to Address Drug Shortages

In a press release dated April 2, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a White paper noble Policy considerations to prevent drug shortages and mitigate supply chain vulnerabilities in the United States. The document outlines steps HHS has taken to prevent drug shortages.

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North Carolina Plans to Expand Medicaid SDOH Pilot Statewide

After two years of experimentation to address people’s social needs with services like food, housing, and transportation through Medicaid, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) plans to expand services statewide. More than 288,000 services have been provided and more than 20,000 North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries have

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Research: Digital Health Platform Helps Improve Surgical Outcomes

Implementing a digital health tool in combination with a real-life health coach can help patients meet pre-surgical preparation and post-surgical recovery guidelines and improve surgical outcomes, according to research by UPMC physicians and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Research published in the Internet medical research journal found that

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EMA and delays in drug launch – Healthcare Economist

For patients with serious illnesses, timely access to effective medications is paramount. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) was created in part to help speed up drug approvals and ensure that these products are safe and effective. As stated in an article by Grünwald and Stargardt (2024): The EMA [European Medicines

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Medical Management Startup Buys VillageMD’s R.I. Practices

A Boston-based medical group management company formed in 2023 acquired primary care practices in Rhode Island previously owned by VillageMD. Arches Medical Partners now employs 50 primary care physicians and operates eight offices and three urgent care centers in Rhode Island. The company deploys its wholly owned technology subsidiary, New

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