April 8, 2016

6 Top Healthcare News Articles from 2016 Q1

With the cold fronts and lower-than-normal temperatures, it’s hard to believe that it’s spring, let alone that we are already well into April. But we are, which means that the first quarter of 2016 is already behind us!

Here were 6 of the most newsworthy stories circulating the healthcare industry from January to March:

  1. 50 Most Influential Leaders – Modern Healthcare released their list of the 50 most influential physician executives and leaders for 2016. Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Association, topped the list and was followed by John Noseworthy, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, and Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality/Chief Medical Officer for CMS. See the full list here.
  2. Patient Safety Excellence Awards – Healthgrades awarded 466 hospitals with its Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2016. This means that, of all hospitals evaluated, these 466 ranked in the top 10% for safeguarding patients. See the full list here.
  3. New Technology – From Artificial Intelligence to liquid biopsies, the healthcare industry is constantly rolling out new technological advances. In this year already, new technologies have been announced that are projected to totally change (and improve) the healthcare landscape as we know it by 2020. See five of these technologies here.
  4. The Opioid Crisis Is Growing – At a rate of 44 opioid-related deaths per day, it’s no shock that opioid abuse has reached crisis level in the United States. Find out how healthcare leaders and providers are working to find solutions, reduce stigmas, and develop best practices for dealing with this crisis. Read more here.
  5. Wearables Are Transforming Lives – Many view the healthcare industry as being one of the most suitable for implementing wearable devices. In fact, wearables are predicted to greatly impact the healthcare market in the near future. Read more about how wearables are impacting healthcare here.
  6. On-Demand Apps – Some members of the healthcare industry are already providing on-demand services through the use of apps. Although some feel that on-demand services might disrupt healthcare, others view it as a way to change and develop the industry in a positive way. Read more here.

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