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  1. Jobs growth slows in March, healthcare hits lowest growth in 15 months: 5 key notes

    The Labor Department reported the U.S. added 98,000 jobs in March, far below the 237,000 average jobs added in January and February, according to a Chicago Tribune report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. ASCs driving growth in the US knee implant market — 5 key trends

    Knee surgery moving into ASCs is one driver of growth in the U.S. knee implant market, according to a new Transparency Market Research report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 questions with Salix Senior Vice President Mark McKenna

    Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bridgewater, N.J.-based Salix Pharmaceuticals Mark McKenna is dedicated to revolutionizing gastroenterology and preventing GI diseases.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Leading 10 ambulatory EHR vendors by physician practice implementation — Epic, athenahealth & more

    Definitive Healthcare ranked the leading ambulatory EHR vendors based on physician practice EHR implementation data, according to EHR Intelligence.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. 57% of hospital executives rank improving ambulatory access as No. 1 concern

    Hospital and health system executives ranked increasing ambulatory access as their top concern in the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board's Health Care CEO Survey.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Valeant shares drop 23% in March: 4 key notes

    Laval, Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals saw its share price drop 23 percent in March 2017, The Motley Fool reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Takeda, Finch Therapeutics developing inflammatory bowel disease microbiome therapy: 4 notes

    Osaka, Japan-based Takeda and Somerville, Mass.-based Finch Therapeutics entered into a global collaboration agreement to develop FIN-524, a synthetic microbiome therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. House kills new ACA alternative: 6 key notes

    After Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials resurrected a version of the American Health Care Act, U.S. House conservatives objected to the measure on April 5, 2017, the New York Times reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis names Dr. Mark Lowe vice chair of clinical affairs and strategic planning: 4 key notes

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis tapped Mark Lowe, MD, to be its vice chair of clinical affairs and strategic planning.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Anesthesiologists underreporting medical errors: 5 insights

    Anesthesiology News reported on a study examining Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan's medical error reporting rates among anesthesiologists.  By Eric Oliver -
  4. CMS' Verma recuses self from Kentucky Medicare work mandate decision: 5 key notes

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma is recusing herself from the agency's pending decision on Kentucky's Medicaid work mandate waiver, Kaiser Health News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. 5 notes on unplanned readmissions following outpatient hand, elbow surgery

    A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines unplanned readmissions after outpatient hand and elbow surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Midtown Outpatient Surgery Center implements Surgical Notes' ASC Cloud: 5 key notes

    Midtown Outpatient Surgery Center in Delray Beach, Fla., recently implemented the Surgical Notes ASC Cloud EHR solution. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 4 key points on FDA nominee Dr. Scott Gottlieb's hearing last night

    Scott Gottlieb, MD, President Donald Trump's pick to head the FDA, detailed his healthcare plans and his experience during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on April 5, 2017, according to NBC News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. How Anthem's exit could impact the Georgia marketplace — 6 things to know

    Jefferies analysts said Indianapolis-based Anthem will likely exit many ACA exchanges, including Georgia, which could have major repercussions for the state, according to Georgia Health News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  5. 6 key facts on antibiotic resistance

    Rapidly increasing antibiotic resistance worries researchers spanning the globe as antibiotic-resistant infections impact millions of people every year, according to CDC data.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. Constantly seeking innovation: 3 key thoughts on Marshfield Clinic Health System's growing ASC presence

    Healthcare's latest technological advancements have allowed surgery centers to perform higher acuity cases for a multitude of patients, and payers across the board are beginning to understand the benefits of ambulatory care centers. Since October 2015, Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System, one of the largest U.S. not-for-profit private multispecialty group practices, is continuing to push the envelope by strengthening its outpatient strategy. MCHS has four multispecialty ASCs throughout the state.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. 7 things for ASC leaders to know for Thursday — April 6, 2017

    Here are seven updates for ASC leaders to note:  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. 3 recent ASC acquisitions — March 2017

    Here are three recent ASC acquisitions and partnerships that occurred in March 2017.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Trump administration to maintain ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies to payers during lawsuit: 4 points

    A Trump administration official told the Hill that HHS will continue granting cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers while litigators pursue the House's lawsuit against the Obama administration.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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