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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Robots Bring Holiday Cheer To Children’s Patients, Why DNA Testing Kits Shouldn’t Be On Your Holiday Shopping List, Possible Measles Exposure For Holiday Travelers, How Health Execs Can Capitalize On Key Trends


Here's The Latest in Health Care:


A new program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is using remote-controlled robots to bring some holiday cheer to children in isolation or on bed rest. These robots allow children like Jayden, who has cystic fibrosis, to participate in morale-boosting activities with other kids from their hospital beds.  Read More

• Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is a hot commodity this holiday season, but some experts are advising against giving your loved ones the gift of decoding their genes. Among the primary concerns are the shaky science and privacy behind these highly watered-down versions of what you can get from an actual healthcare provider.  Read More

• If you've passed through several U.S. airports during the holiday season, you may have been exposed to measles. Health officials in Austin, Texas, Chicago, and Richmond, Virginia, have all put out advisories regarding possible measles exposures and are trying to locate any persons who may have been exposed during the infectious period.  Read More

• The new year is almost here, which means health executives want to identify and capitalize on the trends that will shape health care in 2020. New strategies and technologies will play key roles, but so will investing in people. Organizations must place emphasis on attracting and retaining talent by improving the employee experience and building the capabilities of their employees.  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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