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Tenet Healthcare Is Exploring Options Including a Possible Sale of the Company

Tenet Healthcare shares climbed 13 percent following a Wall Street Journal report suggesting it is considering a sale of the company. Tenet shares are down 72 percent in the last three years and face ongoing activist investor pressures.

Connecting Public Health Information Systems and Health Information Exchange Organizations

ONC publishes a report on how public health agencies could better use existing health information exchanges to collect information from providers.

Martin Shkreli’s bail revoked, he heads to jail after Facebook post on Clinton

Former pharmacy CEO Martin Shkreli is heading to jail after having his bail revoked over inflammatory online posts about Hillary Clinton. Shkreli was awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of securities fraud.

Impact of Scribes on Physician Satisfaction, Patient Satisfaction, and Charting Efficiency: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A study published in the Annals of Family Medicine finds that  the use of scribes improved all aspects of physician satisfaction, including overall satisfaction, having enough face time with patients, time spent charting, chart quality and accuracy. Scribes had no effect on patient satisfaction and increased the proportion of charts that were closed within 48 hours.

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