HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: Amazon Offers Telehealth to Employees, Hospitals Look Beyond EHR to Improve Revenue Cycle Performance, CMS Unveils New Rules Aimed at Clinician Burden, Researchers Grow Mini Liver From Stem Cells

Amazon Care telehealth app

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:

• Amazon is entering the telehealth game with their new app, Amazon Care. The pilot program, which offers a combination of telemedicine and home visits, is now being offered to the company’s Seattle based employees.  Read More

• Revenue cycle management and the integration of EHRs continue to cause headaches for health care organizations. A new study conducted by Navigant found that nearly 50 percent of hospitals and health systems are turning to Health IT vendors outside of their EHR to improve revenue cycle performance.  Read More

• In an effort to reduce red tape and enable transparency for both providers and patients CMS announced two new rules this week. They unveiled both the Omnibus Burden Reduction Final Rule, aimed at combating clinician burnout, and a rule for discharge planning, focused on patients moving from hospitals into post-acute care settings.  Read More

• Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have grown the world’s first connected system of organoids. The liver, pancreas and biliary ducts function as one system and brings us one step closer to the ultimate goal – eliminated deaths while waiting for an organ transplant.  Read More

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