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Medical device maker Medtronic to buy back up to $5 billion shares

Medtronic raises its full-year EPS forecast from $4.33 to $4.36 and announces a $5 billion share buyback program that it will execute over the next several years.

New hospitals and health care providers join successful, cutting-edge federal initiative that cuts costs and puts patients at the center of their care

HHS announces 121 new Medicare ACOs, including 21 organizations that are the first to enroll in the Next Generation ACO Model, bringing to total number of ACOs to 477.

Texas board asks appeals court to block suit challenging telemedicine rules

The Texas Medical Board files an appeal with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals after telehealth vendor Teladoc won the right to proceed with its antitrust case against the board over its restrictive telehealth policies.

Barton Health First to Implement Proteus Digital Health’s Innovative Solution for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Smartpill vendor Proteus Digital Health announces that Barton Health (CA) will be the first health system to implement its medication adherence technology. The project will focus on improving uncontrolled hypertension.

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