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Indiana Healthcare Digest 4/26/2019

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health, neurosurgical group still at loggerheads | 4.20.19 | IBJ, Beckers
Peer networks drive software decisions among hospital CIOs | 4.20.19 | Modern HC
Dr. Karen Amstutz named vice president of community health at Indiana University Health | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
Hospitals sue over new national liver transplant policy, plaintiffs include Indiana University Health | 4.22.19 | WRAL, WFYI
Komen Central Indiana invests in Eskenazi Health program | 4.25.19 | Southside Times
Indiana University Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals test blockchain for drug delivery | 4.26.19 | Beckers
Former patient sues IU Health for allegedly altering his medical records | 4.26.19 | Beckers
Is a traditional ER what you need in an emergency | 4.25.19 | WTHR
 
FORT WAYNE
Parkview Health earns spot in Top 15 on IBM Watson Health list | 4.22.19 | FW Bus Weekly, Inside IN Bus
25 hospitals make Forbes list of best large employers, Parkview Health is #171 | 4.22.19 | Beckers
Parkview devotes space to hands-on nutrition education | 4.23.19 | NE Indiana Regional Partnership
Angola's Cameron Hospital cuts management team after losing nearly $1 million in 2018 | 4.25.19 | FW Bus Weekly
Lutheran Health Network Expands Leadership Team, names Mark Medley chief executive officer | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Whole Woman's Health in court seeking injunction to open abortion clinic in South Bend | 4.24.19 | ABC 57,
 
EAST
Home health care nurse shot while helping patient in Wayne County | 4.23.19 | FOX 59, US News

WEST
Hamilton Center partners with WCIHS to increase support to at-risk families | 4.26.19 | Wabash Valley
$4.5M grant targets infant mortality in Wabash Valley | 4.23.19 | Tribune Star

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Filling Anthem space on Circle ‘not going to happen overnight’ | 4.19.19 | IBJ
Anthem revenue buoyed by membership growth | 4.23.19 | Modern HC, Beckers
 
PHYSICIANS
Physician viewpoint by Dr. Aaron Carroll: America can learn from EHR interoperability in Singapore | 4.22.19 | Beckers, NY Times
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly bets billions on focus on cancer drugs | 4.19.19 | IBJ
Lilly to Offload Chinese Drug Rights, Manufacturing Plant | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly and Avidity Biosciences Announce Partnership | 4.21.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly to Withdraw Lartruvo from Market, Assist Patients | 4.25.19 | Inside IN Bus
Lilly creates public downtown park on edge of its headquarters campus | 4.26.19 | IBJ
Elanco agrees to buy pet-drug developer for $234 million | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Profit Grows For Zimmer Biomet | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
What if anthrax gets released in Fayette County? | 4.19.19 | Batesville Herald Tribune
Vaping tax bill dies on last night of 2019 Indiana legislative session | 4.25.19 | IBJ
Child abuse numbers growing and Indiana has the second highest rate among the 50 states | 4.25.19 | Kokomo Tribune
Monroe County History Center using household objects to anchor dementia-friendly programs | 4.24.19 | Herald Times
Public Health Funding Report Finds Indiana Behind | 4.24.19 | WFYI
Nonprofit Teams Up With Indiana School Districts To Tackle Food Waste | 4.24.19 | WFYI

INFANT MORTALITY
IRHA Secures Grant to Fight Infant Mortality | 4.26.19 | Inside IN Bus
State Health Commissioner talks infant mortality, family planning and abortion | 4.26.19 | Journal Courier
In Indiana only two counties outrank Grant in the number of premature deaths, say ISDH figures | 4.23.19 |  Chronicle Tribune
Texting service aims to aid Indiana mothers, their babies | 4.23.19 | WSBT
  
MENTAL HEALTH
School safety mental health provisions will not be included in Indiana's final budget bill | 4.24.19 | Indy Star
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Hancock County contracting with three recovery houses to help treat drug offenders | 4.19.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
Court milestone illustrates a solution to assist military veterans who want help with substance abuse and mental health issues | 4.20.19 | Greenfield Daily Reporter
Range of options- Treatments increasing for opioid patients | 4.24.19 | Journal Gazette
Drug Take Back Highlights New Search Tool | 4.27.19 | WFYI
ISMA Launches Opioid Education App | 4.23.19 | Inside IN Bus
New grants could help destigmatize addiction in Indiana | 4.26.19 | Indy Channel
 
EDUCATION
Purdue Touts New Autism Research Center | 4.17.19 | Inside IN Bus
Trine to Open Expanded Health Sciences Center | 4.25.19 | Inside IN Bus
 
OTHER
Company Says It's 'On Target' in Battle of the Bulge | 4.22.19 | Inside IN Bus
Healthy Indiana Plan recipients face new requirement in accessing health care | 4.25.19 | IN Daily Student
ACLU sues Indiana over near-ban on most common second-trimester abortion procedure | 4.25.19 | ABC News,  Indy Star
Funding For Doulas Cut Out Of Budget | 4.25.19 | WFYI
How fiber broadband can help close the gaps in rural healthcare- Healthcare Connect Fund led the Indiana Rural Health Association to form the Indiana Telehealth Network  | 4.24.19 | Fierce HC
Gloria Sachdev: Hoosier hospitals owe us greater price transparency | 4.26.19 | IBJ

Indiana Healthcare Digest is compiled by EWHC Board Member Elizabeth Walker.  To be added to the subscription list and receive this weekly update directly in your inbox, please click here:  SUBSCRIBE