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Self-insurer Walmart flies its sick employees to out-of-state specialists to avoid local price-gougers

Walmart self-insures its workforce, rather than relying on an outside insurer like Cigna or Blue Cross; this means that it gets to make judgment calls that other firms cannot, and that has led the retail giant to a pretty weird place: for certain procedures that it believes to be overused by local hospitals, it flies its employees (even front-line, low-waged employees) to see the nation's top specialists in out-of-state facilities where they receive "concierge, white-glove care that was reserve...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, Corruption, News, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Cigna, Bill, ACA, Mayo Clinic, Blue Cross, Incentives Matter, Parkinson, Mike Mozart, Geisinger

Woman who survived bear attack feels lucky to be alive

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — A woman who survived a bear attack outside her Pennsylvania home has left the hospital and says she feels lucky to have survived. “I shouldn’t even be here,” Melinda LeBarron told by phone Tuesday from her Muncy-area home. “It blows my mind.” LeBarron, 50, was released last week from Geisinger […]
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People who live in neighborhoods with green spaces have less stress, healthier blood vessels and lower risk of heart attack and stroke

People who live in neighborhoods with more green spaces may have less stress, healthier blood vessels and a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes. Residential greenness is associated with lower levels of sympathetic activation, reduced oxidative stress, and higher angiogenic capacity. This is independent of age, sex, race, smoking status, neighborhood deprivation, statin use, and roadway exposure.For this study (see the link below), researchers tested for a variety of biomarkers of stress and ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Nature, Reuters, Longevity, Geisinger, Ves Dimov, Danville Pennsylvania, Louisville Kentucky USA, Annemarie Hirsch

Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need

DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is really a gut punch. It’s unsurprising because the AI galaxy brains at DeepMind always looked like unlikely candidates for the quotidian, margins-focused business of selling and scaling software as a service. The app in question, a clinical task management and alerts app called Streams, does not involve any AI. The algorithm it uses was devel...
Tags: Google, UK, Trust, US, Tech, NHS, National Health Service, Cnbc, Alphabet, Deepmind, Nhs Trust, Alphabet Google, Royal Free, Hal Hodson, Julia Powles, Mustafa Suleyman

Google just hired a big name CEO in healthcare to coordinate all of its healthcare initiatives

Google hired Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to lead its healthcare efforts. Feinberg's role will be to coordinate all of the healthcare-related initiatives Google already has underway, the Wall Street Journal reported. Google has been hiring healthcare executives as it seeks to expand its presence in the industry. Google hired Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to a new role leading the company's healthcare efforts.  Feinberg will leave Geisinger on January 3, the Pennsylvania hospital ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Ucla, Jpmorgan, Cleveland Clinic, Humana, Feinberg, Alphabet Google, Robert Califf, Atul Gawande, Ryu, Geisinger

Google is reportedly about to hire a big name in healthcare to coordinate all of its healthcare initiatives

Google is about to hire Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to lead its healthcare efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.  The Journal reports Feinberg's role will be to coordinate all of the healthcare-related initiatives Google already has underway.  Google is reportedly expected to hire Geisinger Health CEO David Feinberg to a new role leading the company's healthcare efforts.  The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Feinberg's role will be to coordinate the health init...
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Athenahealth gets $7B bid — Teladoc taps mental health space for growth — US health system rolls out routine genomic testing

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:       [email protected] ATHENAHEALTH GETS $6.9 BILLION BID IN INCREASINGLY DISRUPTED MARKET: US Hedge Fund Elliott Management is offering $6.9 billion to take...
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LRVHealth amasses $100 mln for new fund

LRVHealth has raised $100 million for its new fund. Based in Boston, LRVHealth is an early- stage venture firm focused on digital health, medical devices and diagnostics. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LRVHealth (FKA Long River Ventures) today launched the premier early-stage venture platform for digital health, medical devices and diagnostics, fueled by its fourth investment fund, LRV IV. More than 20 well-known healthcare insiders and thought-leaders, eight national healthcare systems an...
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PA: Geisinger Settles Med Mal Case for $4.5M

Geisinger is settling a med mal case, in which one of its patients died, for $4.5 million. The proceeds will be paid to the patient's wife of 48 years. Details of the alleged negligence are not available, and no one... [Author: tortsprof]
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United States: Food For Thought (And Health): Day 2 Notes From The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

As to the "nurture" side of the health equation, Geisinger has launched Springboard Health to address the social determinants of health.
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VC-backed Enterome hires Patel as chief medical officer and adds Garceau to board

Paris and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Enterome, a developer of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics based on the gut microbiome, has named Dr. Jai Patel as chief medical officer and Dr. Roger J. Garceau to its board of directors. Previously, Patel was chief medical and scientific officer at NephroGenex Inc while Garceau was CMO and executive vice president of research and development at NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. Enterome’s backers include Seventure Partners, Lundbeckfonden Ventures, Health for Life...
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Geisinger physicians report opioid therapy to be ineffective in treating chronic pain

A new study by a pair of Geisinger Health System physicians reports that the use of opioid therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, it can actually increase the likelihood of more harmful consequences, including death.
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Advance Cardiology Specialists joins Geisinger

Geisinger Community Medical Center plans to ramp up its repertoire next month when Advanced Cardiology Specialists of Scranton joins its ranks. The six-member physician group is to formally enter under Geisinger's umbrella March 1, bringing with them 18 staffers.
Tags: Scranton, Geisinger, Geisinger Community Medical Center

Quilts bring warmth, comfort

Marie Schriever's husband, John, had to be at Geisinger's for an early procedure. As president of the Pocono Chapter of Quilts for Kids, she figured she'd save gas and deliver quilts to the Janet Weis Children's Unit while they were there. [Link to media]
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Rep. Geisinger dominates early pre-filing for General Assembly session

Georgia Rep. Harry Geisinger won the award for busiest lawmaker as the period for pre-filing legislation for this winter's General Assembly session got underway this week. Geisinger, R-Roswell, introduced three bills and one resolution on Monday, including a proposal asking Georgia voters to legalize pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Georgia and a bill aimed at making the Tennessee River metro Atlanta's future water supply. Both would appear to face long odds considering their failure to ...
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