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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Health Care Joins Black Friday Frenzy, Social Networks Move into Behavioral Health, Amazon Pushes Ahead With Its Health Care Master-Plan, 2020 Health Care Industry Predictions

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:

• It’s Black Friday today, which means deals, deals, and more deals. And TVs and sweaters are not the only things on sale. Some health care organizations are getting into the spending frenzy, offering discounts on items such as medical supplies or healthcare services. One hospital is even offering a 50 percent discount on balances paid in full.  Read More

In this day and age, social media represents the biggest outlet for those seeking support. Behavioral health and social media have a long-standing and complicated relationship, but Pinterest is making an effort to address a big issue by removing posts related to self-harm.  Read More

Amazon’s Alexa has a new skill; managing your medications and reminding you to take them. This is another big step for the tech giant into health care, adding fuel to the conversation of convenience versus privacy, especially when it comes to confidential information like medical details.  Read More

• As we close out the year, it is once again time to consult the crystal ball for what 2020 holds in store for the health care industry. Will the balance of power begin to shift from hospital systems back to physician groups? Amid revelations about data privacy, will companies that are transparent and ethical come out ahead?  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.
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