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Change Healthcare Announces General Availability of First Enterprise-Scale Blockchain Solution for Healthcare

Change Healthcare announces GA of healthcare’s first enterprise-scale blockchain product, incorporating the technology into its Intelligent Healthcare Network for claims management.

President Donald J. Trump Takes Care of Veterans from the Battlefront to the Home Front

President Trump signs an Executive Order directing the DoD, VA, and Homeland Security to develop technology-heavy plans to provide mental health and suicide prevention resources to military personnel transitioning back to civilian life.

Siemens to list Healthineers unit in March: sources

Siemens will take its Healthineers business public in an April IPO that will value the company at $48 billion.

CMS announces new payment model to improve quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness for both inpatient and outpatient care

CMS launches a new voluntary bundled payment model that allows providers to earn additional money if care expenses meet  a spending threshold that factors in quality.

McKesson CEO Calls Criticism of Company’s Opioid Role ‘Nonsense’

In an interview with Bloomberg, McKesson CEO John Hammergren downplays the company’s role in the opioid epidemic and hints at a possible 2018 IPO for Change Healthcare, in which it holds a 70-percent stake.

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