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Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush Resigns With athenahealth being thrown the curveball of needing to pursue a new CEO, they are considering multiple strategies to maintain the face of their company. A sale or merger are pretty tempting, and Elliott Management's buyout...

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Athenahealth Still Weighing Acquisition Offer As we enter June, athenahealth finally responded but still has not made a decision regarding the acquisition offer from Elliott. As seen in the letters from Elliott to athenahealth, shareholders support the acquisition as...

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Athenahealth Giving Elliott Acquisition The Cold Shoulder It seems that athenahealth may not be interested in the nearly $7 Billion offer Elliott Management made to acquire them. Even though athenahealth had yet to make any response to the offer, Elliott believes...

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Social Factors And Their Influence On Healthcare Social environments to which patients are exposed play a huge role in their health. There are studies that link these social determinants to health concerns, but there is nothing being done on the healthcare side to...

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Palliative Care May Be The Answer To Caring For Our Elderly Population In recognition of Older Americans Month, we chose to focus on how palliative care can truly change medical care for the elderly. Palliative care can begin at the time of diagnosis and continue...

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Fortune 50 Companies Become Increasingly Involved In Healthcare Industry As more Fortune 50 companies realize the potential of investment growth in the ever expanding healthcare industry market, their involvement in the healthcare sector has increased dramatically. As...

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CMS Pushes Further Transparency In The Healthcare Industry At the 2018 Health Datapalooza, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their plans to further improve the healthcare system by taking medical records and making them easy to read and...

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Organizations Are Using Lean Methodology To Improve EHR Function Lean Methodology involves the process of eliminating wasteful and unnecessary items to improve quality and usefulness of the product. The Mayo Clinic chose to apply this leaning process to their EHR...

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Ransomware Strain SamSam Healthcare's reliance on IT and operational systems which guard important patient data and records makes them appetizing bait for hackers. According to this alert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ransomware SamSam is...

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Apple's Health Records Feature If you were asked to retrieve all of your past health records, how long would it take you to pull everything together? With many different electronic health record platforms in use today, Apple seeks to provide one platform where every...