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Caring for patients to prevent chronic conditions is among the top challenges facing healthcare today, standing alongside the more established acute care. Read about the innovations that help providers coordinate and improve care.

Medicare Advantage insurer Clover Health bets on home care

Medicare Advantage insurer Clover Health bets on home care

Clover Health, a Medicare Advantage insurer that uses data analytics to care for its members, will provide in-home primary care and genetic testing to its sickest senior patients. »

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New venture capital firm to focus on companies serving poor, high-needs patients

New venture capital firm to focus on companies serving poor, high-needs patients

Town Hall Ventures, co-led by former CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, will focus on building companies that provide higher-quality and lower-cost care for lower-income, underserved communities.

Scripps Health opioid stewardship program focuses on alternatives in pain management

Scripps Health opioid stewardship program focuses on alternatives in pain management

The Opioid Steward Program is a systemwide initiative that emphasizes education of patients and medical staff on pain management.

Intermountain's behavioral health center decreases ED use, unnecessary admissions

Intermountain's behavioral health center decreases ED use, unnecessary admissions

McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.

Manhattan startup raises $36M for platform that can test drugs' effectiveness

Manhattan startup raises $36M for platform that can test drugs' effectiveness

Aetion, a Manhattan startup with a software platform that assesses the effectiveness of drugs and other clinical interventions, has raised $36.4 million in a Series B round led by venture capital giant New Enterprise Associates.

'Nightmare' bacteria found in 221 healthcare facility cases in 2017, CDC reports

'Nightmare' bacteria found in 221 healthcare facility cases in 2017, CDC reports

Nationwide testing of healthcare facilities in 2017 found more than 200 instances of "nightmare bacteria" that were resistant to most or all antibiotic treatments.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield discourages using opioids as primary pain treatment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield discourages using opioids as primary pain treatment

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has adopted a new standard that opioids should not be the first or second treatment options to manage pain, guidelines lauded by pharmaceutical experts.

8 ways in which 'right to try' would affect the industry

8 ways in which 'right to try' would affect the industry

The House on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow dying patients to receive experimental treatments. Here's how, if it passes, the bill would affect providers.

Injectable opioid shortage compromises care

Injectable opioid shortage compromises care

A shortage of injectable opioids that's expected to last to mid-2019 is forcing providers to delay or cancel surgeries.

More primary care, more healthcare services, but lower costs in the long run

More primary care, more healthcare services, but lower costs in the long run

Healthcare utilization and spending over the short term increases when low-income, less healthy patients gain access to primary care, but costs will likely be lower in the long run, experts said.

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