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Aug 16, 2018
Testifying at a Senate hearing today on Federal Communications Commission policies and oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted the agency’s recent actions to expand access to broadband and telehealth.
Aug 16, 2018
One in four U.S. adults has a disability that impacts major life activities, including 40 percent of adults age 65 and older, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aug 16, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: CVS debuts a telemedicine app; Amazon to test staff clinics; Oscar Health is armed for disruption; and Big Tech calls for embrace of interoperability standards.
Aug 16, 2018 by Jay Bhatt, D.O., and Laura Castellanos
To achieve health equity, all of us—hospitals and health systems, allied hospital associations, and local, state and national stakeholders—will need to partner and prioritize the work that improves the health of our communities. 
Aug 15, 2018
Referrals, laboratory results, imaging reports and medication lists were the most common types of patient health information electronically exchanged by office-based physicians in 2015.
Aug 15, 2018
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released an online toolkit to help primary care practices improve care for patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
Aug 15, 2018
Embedding certain decision support alerts into hospital electronic health records can lower costs, readmissions and complications for patients, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Aug 15, 2018
AHA Board Member Claire Zangerle, RN, chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, moderated a dynamic panel at last month’s AHA Leadership Summit that discussed effective violence prevention strategies and program development. 
Aug 15, 2018 by Patti Costello
This fall, more than 500 health care professionals with a stake in the environment of care will gather to address these changes in Columbus, Ohio from Sept. 23-26 for the annual EXCHANGE Conference & Solution Center – a program of AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment. 
Aug 15, 2018
Also in this roundup of hospital and health system leadership changes: New CEOs of Nebraska Medicine, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital and other changes.