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Health Headlines for Friday, June 22

Head of new U.S. corporate health plan cites surgery as biggest cost


Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon who was named this week to head the company being formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase to trim employee healthcare costs, on Thursday cited surgery as the single biggest U.S. healthcare cost and said there are ways to both cut costs and improve patient care.

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Telebehavioral health finding its niche

Healthcare Dive

Behavioral healthcare has long lived adjacent to the the traditional delivery system of U.S. hospitals, but that’s changing as providers and payers begin to view patients more holistically.

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Keeping the doors open: Rural hospitals across WNY buck closure trend

Buffalo Business First

Western New York’s rural hospitals are struggling, but they’ve managed to keep their doors open.

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Atul Gawande Says His Goal Is Better Health Care for 1 Million Workers


Atul Gawande, named to head a new health-care venture jointly formed by Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., said he’s now in a position to reduce waste and improve medical treatment for a million workers.

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AI Hospital Software Knows Who’s Going to Fall

Bloomberg Businessweek

El Camino Hospital, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem.

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