Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. Patient award gastroenterologist Dr. Geoff Williams 2017 Patient's Choice Award: 3 key notes

    Patients selected Geoff Williams, MD, as the Doctors Nova Scotia 2017 Patient's Choice Award winner, The Chronicle Herald reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Franklin Surgery Center successfully implements peripheral vascular procedures: 5 things to know

    Franklin Surgery Center in New Jersey, a Surgical Center Affiliates facility, was a successful surgery center when the leadership team decided a cardiovascular program could add value, according to an SCA case study. The center introduced peripheral vascular procedures in partnership with Peter Pappas, MD, a general and vascular surgeon.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Tilden Ambulatory Surgery Center to open new facility: 3 key notes

    The Tilden (Wis.) Ambulatory Surgery Center is opening a new medical facility. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. How these 3 trends will impact ASCs moving forward

    Vertess, a healthcare-focused merger and acquisition firm, predicts three healthcare trends that will change the ASC industry.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 4 legislative changes for ASC leaders to note

    Here are four legislative changes impacting the healthcare industry for ASC leaders to note from the past month:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Lenox Health Greenwich Village plans to open ASC: 3 key notes

    New York City-based Lenox Health Greenwich Village announced plans to open an ASC in the National Maritime Union Building in New York City, The Village reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Study supports genetic testing for colorectal cancer: 4 key notes

    A study conducted at Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the role of genetic testing for inherited risk of colorectal cancer, Targeted Oncology reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. RedHill Biopharma hosting R&D day on acute gastroenteritis, IBS-D treatment: 3 notes

    RedHill Biopharma is hosting an analysts and investors R&D Day to discuss it drug Bekinda, a treatment for acute gastroenteritis and irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.  By Eric Oliver -
  6. Opioids, non-opioid medication equally effective for chronic back, osteoarthritis pain: 5 quick notes

    Minneapolis VA Health Care System researchers found opioids and non-opioid medication achieve comparable results for effectively treating chronic back and osteoarthritis pain.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. ASC cataract patients with unplanned anterior vitrectomy down in Q4

    Fewer ASC cataract patients had unplanned anterior vitrectomies in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to past quarters, according to ASC Quality Collaboration data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Motley Fool's 10 things to know about Medicare

    The Motely Fool compiled ten facts about Medicare.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Green Mountain Care Board testimony wraps up over Green Mountain Surgery Center: 5 insights

    Testimony before the Green Mountain Care Board wrapped up in regards to the proposed Colchester, Va.-based Green Mountain Surgery Center on April 19, the VTDigger and Burlington Free Press report.  By Eric Oliver -

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