Health Industry News
Healthcare is in 'an economic boom,' and that means it's time time to plan for disruption
Healthcare spending continued its upward trajectory last month to $3.6 trillion annually and mostly for a pair of reasons: Hospitals keep raising prices while Americans are spending more on care services.
Apr 17 5:05PM Healthcare Finance News

Tech giants pledge to fight cyberattacks, Netflix juggernaut isn't slowing down, and more trending news
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Sanofi divests European generic drug business, as it focuses on biotechnology
print Sanofi plans to sell its European generic-drug unit to buyout firm Advent International Corp. for 1.
Apr 17 1:04PM Mergers & Acquisitions

Will This Doctor In Your Pocket Cure Your Cyberchondria?
Maybe it's a peculiar rash, a consistent cough, or mind-numbing, news-induced headache-whatever the ailment, you know your next step. Much like 80% of Americans, you take to the web and, soon, you're freaking out.
Apr 17 11:44AM Fast Company

Pharmacies surge on report that Amazon is backing away from prescription drugs
Rumors have been swirling that Amazon might try to break into the pharmacy business. On Monday, CNBC reported that Amazon ( has put its plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products on hold.
Apr 17 9:08AM CNNMoney

Nuclear Keeps on Polluting, Long After Shutdown
Last month, the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, was found to be leaking radioactive tritium (the radioactive form of hydrogen) into the groundwater. Again, clean, safe, cheap nuclear power comes to the aid of a hungry nation.
Apr 17 4:05AM www.counterpunch.org

Northern Territory lifts fracking ban, opening up 700,000 sq km to gas exploration
The Northern Territory government has lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing of onshore gas that will open up more than half of the territory's land mass to the controversial practice. The first exploration fracking by petroleum companies is expected to occur early next year after the implementation of a regulatory regime and new laws, which the government insists will be strict.
Apr 17 2:37AM the Guardian

Hollywood's Guilds Move To Protect Members Residuals And Benefits In TWC Bankruptcy
Film Hollywood's unions and their pension and health plans have filed court papers to protect their members' residuals and benefits in the Weinstein Company's ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. It's a common move when companies declare bankruptcy so that current and future obligations to the union's members will be paid.
Apr 17 2:11AM Deadline

5 Data Scientists on Making the Leap from Academia to Industry
As an academic discipline, data science is bigger than ever, and still growing. Inside Higher Ed recently reported that 303 new accredited data science programs have been founded in the U.
Apr 17 1:51AM Mode Blog

Improved Mental Health Training for Undergraduate Nurses
Every year, around four million Australians experience a mental health condition and they deserve high quality health care, whenever and wherever they need it and regardless of where they live. Nurses and midwives are the largest professional group in the health workforce and are on the frontline of our healthcare services across Australia.
Apr 17 12:31AM Mental Health Blog

Health Care Employment Growth and the Future of US Cost Containment
New Online Views 0 Citations 0 View Metrics editorial comment icon Editorial Comment Related Articles Interviews multimedia icon Multimedia In 2013, the growth rate in US health care spending of 3.6% was the lowest in 50 years.
Apr 16 9:52PM jamanetwork.com

Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham
The Asian Apprenticeship Awards are back for the third year to celebrate the talent and diversity of British Asian Apprentices, their Employers and Learning Providers. And we begin with an incredible announcement.
Apr 16 7:12PM The Asian Apprenticeship Awards

Challenged by generics industry, Maryland's drug pricing law found unconstitutional
With federal lawmakers dallying on drug pricing, Maryland's legislature decided to take action itself. But an appeals court struck down the state's price-gouging law, and that means legislators have to go back to the drawing board.
Apr 16 3:31PM FiercePharma

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis
The Greens have proposed full legalisation of cannabis - including for recreational use - with a new government agency to act as the single wholesaler of plain-packaged cannabis. People would also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants at home for their personal use under the new policy, which was announced by Richard Di Natale on Monday.
Apr 16 12:13PM the Guardian

Biological Dynamics adds Irwin Jacobs and Marty Wygod to its Board of Directors
- USA, CA - Biological Dynamics, a company committed to improving global health outcomes by empowering global communities with low-cost, accessible cancer diagnostics, today announced two additions to its Board of Directors. Irwin Jacobs, founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm and Chairman Emeritus of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Martin J.
Apr 16 12:02PM Talent4Boards

News from Second & State
Weekly Wrap We saw some very early movement on budget-related issues this week, as the House Appropriations Committee reported bills to fund the state-related universities as well as the housekeeping bills (which appropriate funding for self-funded agencies) to the full floor for consideration. It's a long way and there's a lot of work between now and June 30, but it's always encouraging to see early movement on budget bills.
Apr 16 11:53AM JD Supra

Turning down the heat in Indonesia's oil palm industry
Indonesia - In Indonesia, palm oil is a hot industry in more ways than one. In 2015 alone, it contributed USD 20.
Apr 16 10:15AM CIFOR Forests News

Health IT Business News
SA Ignite Customers Achieve High MIPS Scores Using IgniteMIPS Solution SA Ignite Inc. (@saignite), a recognized leader in delivering solutions that help healthcare providers achieve top performance scores and financial incentives in the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program announced that it helped its customers achieve an average overall MIPS score of nearly 95 percent in this first performance year for the program.
Apr 16 9:21AM HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News

Fog computing market will be worth over US$700m by 2024
Now Reading Fog computing market will be worth over US$700m by 2024 The Fog Computing Market size is set to exceed US$700 million (567.51 million) by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
Apr 16 5:36AM IoT Now

Govt seeks to define stem cells as drug, regulate use in therapy
MUMBAI: The Union health ministry has proposed an amendment to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act that may finally bring stem cells and cell-based products under the ambit of the law. Interestingly, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) an arm of the health ministry that has been at the forefront of demanding stringent rules for stem cell use and even formulated guidelines last year was apparently not consulted.
Apr 15 8:09PM The Times of India