Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 most read GI/endoscopy stories: April 17-April 21, 2017

    Here are the five most read gastroenterology/endoscopy stories from April 17 to April 21, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. 5 facts on physicians with H-1B visas by state, employer

    JAMA published a study finding the number of physicians with H-1B visas varies greatly by state and sponsoring employer.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Rare tick-borne illness infects infant in Connecticut: 5 things to know

    Powassan virus, a rare tick-borne illness, infected a five-month old infant in November 2016, according to a CDC report.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 90%+ of healthcare leader cite drug shortages as major concern: 4 survey findings

    Healthcare leaders have cited rising drug prices and pharmaceutical management as major concerns, a Premier survey found.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. EHR pricy transparency ineffective in changing physician behavior: 4 key takeaways

    A year-long study found including Medicare allowable fees in EHRs does not impact clinicians' ordering patterns of inpatient laboratory tests, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Republicans push forward healthcare bill before Trump's 100th day in office

    Various Republican officials are pushing forth a healthcare bill to repeal the ACA as President Donald Trump's 100th day in office inches nearer, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Which state has the fewest physicians per capita?

    The Association of American Medical Colleges expects there to be a physician shortage between 40,800 and 104,900 by 2030, with some states experiencing more severe shortages than others.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. 20 best, worst US regions for children's healthcare

    WalletHub compiled its list of the 10 best and 10 worst U.S. regions for children's healthcare based on 28 metrics, including the number of uninsured children and the number of children aged 0 to 17 in "excellent" or "very good" health.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 10 things to know about urologist compensation

    Here are 10 statistics on urologist compensation based on the Medscape Urologist Compensation Report 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 things to know about Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, the new surgeon general

    President Donald Trump appointed Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, RN, as surgeon general of the U.S., according to a report from The New York Times. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Laurel Eye Clinic names new administrator: 5 key notes

    Lisa Shaw will replace Jolynn Dobson Cook, RN, as administrator of St. Marys, Pa.-based Laurel Eye Clinic on May 1, according to an Allied News report. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Monday — April 24, 2017

    Here are seven things for ASC leaders to know for April 24, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. CDC chief fears deadly Candida auris could spread: 6 notes

    CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat, MD, fears that deadly, superbug Candida auris poses a "catastrophic threat" to the general public, STAT reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Survey says 33% of providers using telehealth services

    A HIMSS Analytics survey says approximately 75 percent of providers have virtual care incentives in place and 33 percent of providers use remote patient monitoring services, Healthcare Informatics reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Payer group advocates for continuing cost sharing reductions — 4 key notes

    In a letter to President Donald Trump, several payer advocate groups urged President Trump to continue funding for the ACA's cost sharing reductions.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine opening surgery center: 4 key notes

    Findlay-based Northwest Ohio Orthopedics & Sports Medicine received approval for a 13,332-square-foot surgery center, The Courier reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Allergan names Daphne Karydas senior VP of global investor relations: 4 key notes

    Allergan named Daphne Karydas its new senior vice president of global investor relations and strategy.  By Eric Oliver -
  7. Drs. Geoff Williams, Bhaskar Banerjee & more: 3 GI physicians in the headlines

    Here are three gastroenterologists making headlines the week of April 17, 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  8. Stryker opens 'OR of the Future' in customer experience center: 4 insights

    Stryker's endoscopy division opened its customer experience center in San Jose, Calif.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Rigorous scope reprocessing not consistently effective — 7 study insights

    A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control examined the flexible endoscope reprocessing effectiveness.  By Eric Oliver -

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