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Today’s Rundown

  1. Cleveland Clinic’s Toby Cosgrove to step down, search begins for new president and CEO
  2. Last-minute bipartisan deal averts government shutdown, boosts funding for NIH, prevents Planned Parenthood cuts
  3. Precision medicine, telehealth get a boost in budget bill; ONC maintains funding levels
  4. Survey examines what patients want at the end of life
  5. Concurrent surgeries may actually lead to better outcomes

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Cleveland Clinic’s Toby Cosgrove to step down, search begins for new president and CEO

Monday, May 1, 2017 One of the country’s most influential healthcare leaders plans to hang up his hat later this year. Toby Cosgrove, M.D., who has served as president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic for nearly 13 years, announced this morning he intends to step down.

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Last-minute bipartisan deal averts government shutdown, boosts funding for NIH, prevents Planned Parenthood cuts

Monday, May 1, 2017 Congressional leaders have come up with a bipartisan agreement that will keep the government open through the end of September and provide additional funding for the National Institutes of Health. Both the House and the Senate still must vote on the $1 trillion spending plan this week before funding runs out on Friday night.


Precision medicine, telehealth get a boost in budget bill; ONC maintains funding levels

Monday, May 1, 2017 A proposed $1 trillion federal spending package released late Sunday evening includes additional funding for precision medicine research and telehealth programs, while maintaining funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Despite deep fissures between both political parties, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that would fund the government through September. The proposal, which will go to a House vote this week, sharply contrasts President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint and sets the stage for what is likely to be an intense battle over 2018 funding.


Survey examines what patients want at the end of life

Monday, May 1, 2017 Half of Americans feel that people at the end of their lives in the U.S. are not in control of their medical decisions, according to a new survey. The Kaiser Family Foundation and The Economist surveyed people in the U.S., Japan, Italy and Brazil to compare end-of-life care experiences.


Concurrent surgeries may actually lead to better outcomes

Monday, May 1, 2017 While the practice of concurrent surgeries has come under fire in the last couple of years, a new study found that several outcomes were actually better in overlapping neurosurgeries. A large analysis of nearly 15,000 neurosurgical procedures showed that patient outcomes were no worse with concurrent surgeries and several outcomes were improved, according to findings presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons 2017 annual meeting in Los Angeles.

News of Note

Vivian Lee, M.D., has resigned as CEO of University of Utah Health Care following weeks of controversy in the wake of her firing Huntsman Cancer Institute head Mary Beckerle. The Salt Lake Tribune article U.S. public health officials are concerned that Puerto Rico is downplaying the extent of its problems with the Zika virus amid an ugly feud with health officials in the territory, a new document showed. STAT article Brooke Army Medical Center has closed more than half of its operating rooms and cut back on elective surgeries after an internal investigation last month found the use of unsterile instruments, including 16 cases in which skin, blood or bone was left on surgical tools. San Antonio Express-News article

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