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CMS Penalizes 751 Hospitals over Patient Safety Issues - HealthcareDIVE.com
Despite some progress in patient safety, 751 hospitals will face a cut in Medicare payments in 2018 due to high rates of hospital-acquired conditions.
Researchers Use Ingestible Sensor to Analyze Gut Health - mHealthIntelligence.com
Australian researchers are developing a one-inch long ingestible sensor that analyzes gases in the gut and sends real-time data to mobile devices.
Cybercriminals Will Target Smaller Providers and Health IoT in 2018 - HealthcareITNews.com
Due to advancements in ransomware technology, experts predict cyberattackers will target smaller healthcare institutions and IoT devices in 2018.
HHS Nominee Alex Azar Outlines Priorities at Senate Confirmation Hearing - HealthcareITNews.com
President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Alex Azar, undergoes questioning at Senate confirmation.
Flu Now Considered Epidemic as US Hospitalizations Rise - abcNEWS.com
The CDC warns the US of several more weeks of significant flu activity, as the disease is now considered to be an epidemic, based on its medical impact.