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Study: PE firms acquire hospitals with high operating margins, boosting them further

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Hospitals that were acquired by private equity companies had operating margins that were 5.6 percentage points higher than nonacquired hospitals in 2003, and that gap widened to 8.6 percentage points by 2017, according to the study published in Health Affairs. However, it is unclear whether private equity firms’ varied promises, like improved efficiency,...

Talaris Therapeutics’ IPO raises $150M to transform solid organ transplants

  Organ transplants may offer patients a new shot at life, but the procedure is just the beginning of a new set of potential medical problems. Patients require chronic drug therapy to prevent the immune system from rejecting the organ. Those drugs suppress the immune system, which increases the risk of infection or damage...

What is Proning and How Does it Help with COVID-19 Patients?

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SARS-CoV-2 virus causes pneumonia that is identified through fever, dyspnea, acute respiratory symptoms and named COVID-19. This disease exacerbates in a number of patients and causes pulmonary edema, multi-organ failure, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prevalence of ARDS among COVID-19 patients has been reported to be up to 17%. Among the introduced...

Walmart buys telehealth provider MeMD

In a virtual complement to the in-store clinics it is building, Walmart struck a deal to acquire telehealth provider MeMD. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based startup was founded in 2010 by an ER physician, and offers virtual urgent care and behavioral health services. Currently, MeMD’s visits are priced at $65 for an urgent care visit and...

The 3 ways patient-generated health data can improve real-world studies

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Increasing patient-centricity in healthcare settings has been game-changing in empowering patients to become active participants in their healthcare experience. The widespread availability of connected medical technologies and social channels for patient engagement has created a more positive, inclusive care experience overall rather than focusing solely on individual clinical outcomes. Beyond patient care settings, there...