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Medtronic to Buy HeartWare for $1.1 Billion

Medtronic will pay $1.1 billion for ventricular assistant device manufacturer HeartWare. The deal, which is worth $58 per share, represents a 93 percent premium on closing prices Friday.

Our Comments on the Proposed MACRA Regulations: MIPS and AAPMs

Aledade, the startup of former national coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD submits comments on the proposed MIPS and AAPM rule.

In healthcare, we’re flying blind

Jonathan Bush discusses the impact disconnected systems and missing patient data has on physician workflow, noting that analysis of Athena data has revealed the average provider has to “chase down 35 missing lab results, 18 missing imaging results, and 12 missing specialty referrals” per month.

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