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Community East Hardhat Tour

Community East hosted a hardhat tour of their new facility currently being built and scheduled to open February 2019.  The tour was led by Suzanne Koehler, VP and COO and was interesting and informative.

 

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 12/7/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
12 health systems with strong finances- Ascension has an "Aa2" senior debt rating and stable outlook with Moody's | 12.6.18 |Beckers
Hancock Health enrolls staff in population health pilot program | 12.6.18 |Daily Reporter
New YMCA on Indy’s northwest side first to host a VA facility | 12.2.18 | FOX59
Moody's downgrades Marion County Health and Hospital to 'Aa2' | 12.3.18 |Beckers

NORTH
Franciscan to Dedicate Michigan City Hospital | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
Northwest Indiana health care organizations form partnerships, build in 2018 | 12.5.18 |NWI TImes
Gary owes $3 million to CIGNA as it switches health coverage to save | 12.1.18 |NWI Times

SOUTH
Rural School District Receives Telehealth Clinic | 12.3.18 |Inside IN Bus
St. Vincent Evansville YMCA reaches construction milestone | 12.6.18 |Courier Press
Infant mortality in Daviess County lowering rates | 12.5.18 |Times Herald

EAST
Reid Health Auxiliary Makes Record Contribution | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health to expandstatewide network of on-site employer clinics to Progress | 12.5.18 | Star Press

FORT WAYNE
Mike Packnett and Mike Poor: Reports address Indiana’s poor health rankings | 12.7.18 |FW Bus Weekly
HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PHYSICIANS
IU School of Medicine Physician Receives DOD Grant | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
New risk assessment tool helps clinicians develop outpatient joint arthroplasty pathways: R. Michael Meneghini, MD, director of orthopedics and joint replacement, and Peter Caccavallo, MD at IU Health Saxony Hospital | 12.30.18 | Beckers
Movie technology helps knee replacement patients | 12.6.18 |CBS4
Neurosurgeon Tells NRA Gun Violence Is His 'Lane' | 12.5.18 | WFYI

PUBLIC HEALTH
Dennis Murphy: Discourage smoking, save lives with smart public policy | 12.30.18 |IBJ
Hepatitis A outbreak in Indiana hits 700 cases in past year | 12.5.18 |WTHR, WAVE
Holcomb Outlines Public Health Priorities | 12.7.18 |WFYI, IBJ
Indiana Firefighters At Higher Risk Of Cancer Death | 12.3.18 |WFYI
Life expectancy rates drops due to drug overdose deaths and suicides | 12.5.18 | WTHI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Indiana sees progress with opioid abuse epidemic | 12.1.18 |Bradenton Herald
Wabash County law enforcement officials say meth is a growing local problem | 12.2.18 |Plain Dealer
7 experts and Delaware County leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis | 12.1.18 |Star Press
Survey: Drug Abuse a Critical Challenge For Local Leaders | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
After years of effort, 16 Tech innovation district finally starting construction | 12.7.18 | IBJ
Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance' | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, Health IT Security
Catalent Expanding in Bloomington | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus
Entrepreneur finds financial success with deep-tissue therapy | 12.7.18 |IBJ
Cook Group gets ready for more growth around Indiana | 12.3.18 |IBJ
OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer | 12.7.18 |Inside IN Bus
Elevate Ventures makes 3-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus | 12.7.18 |IBJ

EDUCATION
Pathway to prevention? Researchers make strides with leukemia, cardiovascular disease | 12.6.18 |IUSOM
New $75 per semester fee for increased mental health services proposed at Indiana State University | 12.4.18 |Tribune Star
Valparaiso University's College of Nursing and Health Professions to offer more degree programs in summer 2019 | 12.6.18 |Inside IN Bus

OTHER
Hill Files Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit | 12.4.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ, Beckers, FW Bus Weekly
Out-of-pocket health costs jump in Indiana- Growth in employee portion of coverage bill outpaces nation | 12.7.18 | Journal Gazette
5 Things Consumers Should Know About Marketplace Health Insurance | 12.5.18 |Inside IN Bus
2018 CFO of the Year | 12.7.18 | IBJ
John Gallina, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Anthem Inc.

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/17/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Ascension's operating income triples as its footprint expands | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Ascension's outpatient transformation comes at a cost| 11.19.18 |Modern HC
Central Indiana Orthopedics breaks ground on new location | 11.20.18 |Beckers
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus
Riley Foundation Launches $175M Campaign | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Riley Hospital for Children uses what could be revolutionary cancer therapy on first patient | 11.25.18 | Indy Star
IU Health performs liver transplant on state's oldest recipient | 11.27.18 | Beckers, Indy Star
Blake Dye names IU Health Names Senior VP | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Mary Beth Claus leaving IU Health to be Group Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at NewYork-Presbyterian | 11.29.18 | Global Newswire
New psychiatric hospital to open in Indianapolis | 11.28.18 |Statehouse File
Riverview Health chooses north Carmel site for new facility | 11.26.18 |IBJ
How 10 hospitals, health systems promote employee well-being: Tamara Smith, Director of Healthy Results program at IU Health | 11.21.18 |Beckers
How Safe are Indiana Hospitals? | 11.21.18 |WIBC, WISH
Have you scheduled surgery? Then you’d better start training.-preoperative program at IU Health | 11.20.18 | Washington Post
Indy gets a mobile stroke unit | 11.29.18 |WTTV
Developer spending $15M to build senior villas on 86th Street | 11.27.18 |IBJ

EAST
Hancock Health to take over Family Fun & Fitness in southwest Hancock County | 11.24.18 |Daily Reporter
State Hiring For New Psychiatric Hospital | 11.28.18 |Inside IN Bus

NORTH
Marion General Hospital gets its own police department | 11.22.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Goshen City Council approves $87 million hospital expansion | 11.21.18 |Goshen News
New high-tech clinic connects Logansport Community School students with remote health care provider,  Logansport Memorial Hospital | 11.28.18 |Pharos Tribune, Inside IN Bus
Beacon Health System partnership with HealthLinc, Indiana Health Centers and the Center for the Homeless to increase the scope of services available to underserved communities | 11.29.18 |WNDU
State calls out Gary over EMS-related revenue, spending | 11.27.18 |NWI Times
Indiana Health Department Backs Rejection Of License For Proposed Abortion Clinic | 11.28.18 |Kaiser, SB Tribune
Franciscan Opens Hobart ExpressCare | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
Vinton Elementary one of three Indiana schools selected for health program | 11.29.18 |Journal Courier

SOUTH
Telehealth Coming to Greene County School | 11.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Health and Southern Indiana Physicians To Open New Bedford walk-in | 11.29.18 |WBIW
Harm reduction clinic planned for downtown Seymour | 11.17.18 |Tribune Reporter
Responding to the HIV Crisis in Scott County, Indiana: Q&A with Dr. William Cooke | 11.28.18 |RHI Hub

FORT WAYNE
Patients lose in Lutheran's legal battles | 11.25.18 |Journal Gazette
CHS settles lawsuit against ex-CEO of Indiana hospital | 11.19.18 |Beckers, Inside IN Bus, Modern HC. FW Bus Weekly, News Sentinel, WANE
Letter writer admits to Facebook ID- 'Sajin Young' had been harassing CEO of Lutheran Health | 11.22.18 |Journal Gazette, Beckers
Fort Wayne company approved for cartilage defects study | 11.22.18 |FW Bus
How Parkview Health is using mobile technology to fight the opioid crisis | 11.28.18 |AHA
Indiana VA hospital unveils building for sterilizing surgical tools; $14 million helps renovate 4th floor, construct addition | 11.28.18 |Beckers, Journal Gazette, WANE

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Smoking could be a hot issue for lawmakers | 11.25.18 |KPC, Inside IN Bus
Increase Cigarette Taxes For Public Health and a Productive Economy | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
High-tech e-cigarettes an attractive danger to teens | 11.19.18 |Herald Argus
Health coalition renews push for Indiana cigarette tax hike | 11.19.18 |WANE, WLWT, Eagle Country
Chamber Pushing for Healthier Indiana | 11.19.18 |Inside IN Bus, TriState
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville even | 11.22.18 |Post Tribune
Infant mortality -- a significant challenge in Indiana | 11.19.18 |Times Sentinel
Healthy kids are key to Indiana's future |11.23.18 |IN Economic Digest
Indiana seeks $10 million federal grant to find gaps in early childhood education | 11.29.18 |Chalk Beat
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event | 11.23.18 |Post Tribune
If not for interventions like these, Indiana's youth obesity rate may reach 53% by 2025 | 11.29.18 |Indy Star
Suicide Prevention Training Offered To Educators | 11.28.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid war rages on, but those on the front lines see progress | 11.22.18 |IBJ
Indiana 'building for the long haul' on how federal opioid dollars are spent | 11.18.18 |SB Tribune
Purdue, FSSA partner to bring new care models, process improvements, and technology systems to four Indiana communities to improve opioids addiction treatment | 11.27.18 |Purdue, Inside IN Bus, FW Business Weekly

LIFE SCIENCES
FDA plans overhaul of medical device approval system | 11.26.18 | IBJ
Medical electronic data firm plans presence in Electric Works | 11.19.18 |News Sentinel, Inside IN Bus
Lilly installing new labs, offices, manufacturing lines in $90M project | 11.19.18 |IBJ
Rising fear among Asians leads Eli Lilly to rethink employee groups | 11.23.18 |IBJ
Trump Medicare plan targets drugs from Eli Lilly, others | 11.27.18 |IBJ
Hoosiers Help Test Apple Watch For Joint Replacement Recovery | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Purdue Alum Creates Bandages to Save Lives in Kenya | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Indianapolis’ Relentless Pursuit of Collaborative Innovation | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
AcceLINX Boosting Ortho Innovators | 11.29.18 |Inside IN Bus

EDUCATION
School of Nursing partners with hospitals to reach national B.S.N. goal | 11.29.18 |IUK Newsroom
IU School of Medicine adds senior leader in information technology | 11.28.18 | IUSOM
Regenstrief and IU Researchers Have Strong Presence at 2018 International Informatics Symposium | 11.26.18 |Regenstrief Institute
State Taps Purdue Center For Health Tech Solutions | 11.27.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU School of Dentistry searching for new dean | 11.26.18 |IBJ

PAYERS
Competition drops in health insurance markets; Anthem dominates- North Dakota, Alaska, Louisiana, Indiana and Utah lost the most competition between 2016 and 2017. | 11.28.18 |Beckers, AMA
Gary owes $3M in overdue bills to CIGNA as it switches employee health coverage to save | 11.30.18 |NWI Times

PHYSICIANS
Indiana Surgeon Wins $112M Verdict | 11.30.18 | Inside IN Bus, IBJ
As Flu Season Approaches Doctor Pushes For Vaccination | 11.26.18 |WFYI

OTHER
Anthem Foundation Awards Millions in Grants | 11.20.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Fund Makes Another Medical Investment | 11.16.18 |Inside IN Bus
March of Dimes Awards Grant To The Indiana Rural Health Association | 11.21.18 |IRHA
‘Reasonable diligence’ required estate to inquire into medical malpractice | 11.28.18 | IN Lawyer

 

 

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/10/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Public Safety Medical Joins St. Vincent Health | 11.13.18 | Inside IN Bus
100+ hospitals, clinics are now live on Apple's health records feature: Henry Community Health and Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology | 11.12.18 | Beckers
11 latest hospital credit downgrades:  Major Health Partners from "Baa2" to "Baa3" (Moody's) | 11.15.18 | Beckers
What you can learn from IU Health — Ron Stiver shares insights on patient-centered care & ASCs | 11.14.18 | Beckers
New Franciscan facility ready for Center Grove area patients | 11.14.18 | Daily Journal
 
EAST
Reid Health Transforming Vacant Building Into PACE Center| 11.16.18 | Inside IN Bus, Palladium Item
 
NORTH
Work Begins on $21M LaPorte Hospital | 11.13.18 | Inside IN Bus, Valpo LIfe
 
SOUTH
Indiana's Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center Wins Baldrige Award | 11.15.18 | Health Leaders

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Eli Lilly considering sale of China assets to raise cash | 11.16.18 | IBJ
GenomOncology announces partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine | 11.14.18 | Bio Space
Eli Lilly files for FDA approval of migraine drug lasmiditan | 11.15.18 |Fierce Biotech, Inside IN Bus
Fresh from Eli Lilly deal, NextCure bags $93M for clinical push | 11.14.18 |Fierce Biotech
Endocyte Loss Narrows Amid Pending Acquisition | 11.12.18 |Inside IN Bus
IBRI Details Medical Data Collaboration | 11.11.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
PHYSICIANS
6 things medical students should know about physician compensation- Indiana physicians earned the most on average with a mean salary of $334,000 | 11.12.18 |AMA Wire
Indianapolis Medical Society to move out of headquarters, hold online auction of artifacts | 11.12.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
State officials: Indiana healthy economically, physically not so much | 11.10.18 |NWI Times
Gallup-Sharecare Report Shows How Diabetes Ranks Grew Across the US- Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana | 11.14.18 |AJMC
 Health Coalition Plans Another Push To Raise Indiana Cigarette Tax $2 | 11.15.18 |WFYI, NWI Times, Tribune Star
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
State Files Suit Against Pharmaceutical Company | 11.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
Indiana Attorney General files suit against opioid manufacturer | 11.15.18 |News Tribune
Partnership Wins between the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration,city of Indianapolis and the Marion County Reentry Coalition will use a $1.2 million grant To Fight Opioid Use | 11.15.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana sues Purdue Pharma for alleged role in opioid crisis | 11.14.18 |IN Lawyer, Inside IN Bus
 
MENTAL HEALTH
Vets helping vets: Tackling mental health issues | 11.11.18 |Kokomo Tribune
 
EDUCATION
Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's Disease | 11.15.18 | Regenstrief News
 
OTHER
Tyler Trent Bobbleheads to Aid Fight Against Cancer | 11.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
AI diagnoses fall short when used across health systems,study of Indiana University Hospital reveals | 11.15.18 | Internet of Business
2018 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE | 11.8.18 | IBJ

Dr. Kristina McKee Box- Indiana Health Commissioner

Christi Shaw- President, Lilly Bio-Medicines; Senior Vice President, Eli Lilly and Co.

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 11/3/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Riverview Breaks Ground on Fishers Facility | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus, PR News Wire
Health systems ranked among healthiest workplaces in 2018: Witham Health Services #22,
IU Health #95 | 11.1.18 |Beckers, Healthiest Employers
 
EAST
Changes in corporate structure lead to top-level appointment of Carla Fouse at St Vincent Randolph Hospital | 10.25.18 | Kokomo Perspective
 
WEST
High Tech Telehealth Comes to Vermillion County | 11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
 
NORTH
Replay celebrates 30 years of improving patients’ lives | 10.30.18 |Kokomo Perspective
 
FORT WAYNE
Partnership between Cameron Hospital, Radiation Oncology Associates and Parkview Health benefits Steuben County cancer patients | 10.28.18 | KPC News
Noble, LaGrange hospitals benefit from connectivity | 10.28.18 |KPC News
Mend Medical Investment Firm Aims to ‘Mend’ Healthcare Industry | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
CHS nearly triples 3rd Q loss | 10.31.18 |FW Business Weekly
Byron Health Center breaks ground for new facility | 10.26.18 |FW Business Weekly

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Anthem Profit Jumps in Q3 | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus, Beckers
Ambetter from MHS Health Coverage expanding Indiana coverage | 11.1.18 |Business Insider
MDwise Works To Decrease The Number Of Uninsured | 11.2.18 |WBIW
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
New flu strains bring new complications for October-May 2018-19 season | 10.27.18 |Kokomo Tribune
First Indiana flu-related death of the season reported by health department | 11.2.18 |FOX 59, WANE, The Republic
Reducing tobacco use leads public health school's dean to-do list | 10.26.18 |IU Newsroom
Miami County Health Department Health not renewing Narcan grant | 10.29.18 |Peru Tribune
Tobacco, opioid epidemics claimed 14,200 Hoosier lives in 2017, studies say | 10.30.18 |IBJ
NCAA, DOD Pledge $22M More for Concussion Research | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ, WFYI, IUSM News
 
OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Pilot drug abuse program expands into 18 Indiana counties | 10.29.18 |Herald Bulletin
Talking about treatment, community partnerships in Henry County | 11.1.18 |Courier Times
Opioids, tobacco damage Hoosiers-14,200 dead, $12.6 billion cost in 2017 | 10.31.18 |Journal Gazette
New Reports Calculate Lives Lost To Tobacco, Opioids | 10.30.18 |WFYI
 
LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly Details Collaboration That Could Grow Exponentially | 10.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Cook Group transforms Indy beer warehouse into modern research site | 10.29.18 |IBJ
Elanco Partners With Danish Company |11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
IU Fund Invests in Drug Company NERx Bioscience | 10.30.18 |Inside IN Bus
Anderson 'Perfect Environment' For Italpollina Operation | 11.2.18 |Inside IN Bus
Mira Vista Diagnostics Developer Plans Indy HQ Expansion, Jobs | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus, IBJ
Venture Winners Take Aim at Diabetes, Disease Outbreaks | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus
First ‘Inject Tech Challenge’ Crowns Winners | 10.31.18 |Inside IN Bus
Researcher Tweaks T-Cells for Tumors | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
16 Tech Hires New Director, Announces Investment Fund | 11.1.18 |Inside IN Bus
Eli Lilly partner urges investors to look beyond biotech turmoil | 11.1.18 |IBJ
MICKEY MAURER: Endocyte believers finally have their day | 10.26.18 |IBJ
 
EDUCATION
DePauw graduates work to create school for global health in central Indiana | 10.29.18 | DePauw News, Inside IN Bus
South Bend Medical school focuses on community health | 10.29.18 |SB Tribune
 
OTHER
Bill Of The Month: A $48,329 Allergy Test Is A Lot Of Scratch- Margaret Skurka, a retired professor of health informatics at IU  | 10.29.18 |NPR
Health Leaders Highlight Medicaid Programs, Benefits at Roundtable | 10.29.18 |WBAA
Healthcare leaders on handling political talk at work - Mike Yost, VP of Marketing, Outreach and Experience at IU Health | 10.26.18 |Beckers
Lilly Endowment Elects Lechleiter to Board | 10.29.18 |Inside IN Bus
Election 2018: Health Care Is Huge Issue In Midwest | 11.2.18 |WFYI
ACA Marketplace Enrollment Opens in Indiana | 11.1.18 |WFYI
Indiana Center Helped Bring New Hemophilia Treatment to Light | 10.30.18 |WFYI
Doctors, Patients Sing Art Therapy’s Praises. So Why Isn’t There More Support? | 11.2.18 |WFYI

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/26/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
IU Health covets big prize, but neurologist practice clings to independence |10.26.18 |IBJ
IU Health forms 16 clinical councils to boost care quality | 10.24.18 |Beckers
100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs- IU Health Medical Center | 10.23.18 |Beckers
New Health Clinic to Open at CityWay | 10.26.18 |Inside IN Bus
To Promote Nutrition, Hospitals Host Grocery Stores and Greenmarkets- Eskanzi | 10.22.18 |WSJ
Need after-hours medical care Downtown? You no longer need to head to the ER | 10.24.18 |Indy Star
Medicare payments at 66 Indiana hospitals will be cut $12 million in 2019 | 10.25.18 |Legal Reader
Medicaid rate increases for providers are coming next year – Indiana to decrease | 10.25.18 |Modern HC

EAST
Leaders say bankrupt Fayette County hospital needed, but don't know how they can help | 10.21.18|Connersville News Examiner
Hancock County community members take part in drive-thru flu shot clinic | 10.23.18 |Daily Reporter
Hancock Regional Hospital pens second local school sponsorship deal | 10.25.18 |Daily Reporter

SOUTH
Premier Hospice hopes to expand Southern Indiana outreach with Jeffersonville office | 10.24.18 |News Tribune
Deaconess-Methodist affiliation aimed at financial stability, quality care, Deaconess CEO says | 10.23.18 |Courier Press
Kentucky hospital partnerswithindependent orthopedic group, closes its own orthopedic clinic: 5 things to know | 10.23.18 | Beckers
Where Deaconess Health System CMIO Dr. Diane Hunt will focus in 2019: EHR driving physician productivity metrics, consumer-driven apps & more | 10.10.18 |Beckers
New details expected on plans for Deaconess Aquatic Center | 10.24.18 |WFIE

NORTH
Northwestern expands in northwest Indiana with new partnership | 10.22.18 |Modern HC, Dot Med, Chicago Bus
Franciscan to acquire Franklin Clinic; Kora: After 30 years, dealing with insurance became 'extraordinary burden' | 10.24.18 |News Dispatch, Valpo Life

FORT WAYNE
Parkview welcomes Ortho Northeast to Noble and LaGrange | 10.23.18 |KPC News
Regional VA officials don't see privatization in future | 10.23.18 |Journal Gazette

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PAYERS
Medicare Advantage gaining popularity with lower costs, more benefit | 10.24.18 |IBJ
Verma Promotes Medicare Changes In Indianapolis | 10.22.18 |WFYI
Oak Street Health and Humana Team Up To Expand Access to Value-Based Care in Indiana With New Indianapolis Center | 10.23.18 |Bus Wire
Anthem ER policy could deny 1 in 6 visits if universally adopted, JAMA study warns | 10.24.18 |HC Dive
Anthem nabs Google, Amazon vet as head of its new AI group |10.24.18 |MedCity News

PUBLIC HEALTH
Rural Hoosiers Face Long Drives to Reach Prenatal Care | 10.19.18 |IN Public Media
Parke County sets Nov. 1 meeting to talk tuberculosis | 10.25.18 |Tribune Star, Wabash Valley
Childhood Obesity Data Highlights Racial Disparity | 10.24.18 |WFYI
State Offers Radon Testing at Day Care Centers In Pilot Program | 10.22.18 |WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid alternative from Lilly, Pfizer shows promise in study | 10.23.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus
Mental Health Care Critical for Battling the Opioid Crisis- about half of Indiana counties are listed as mental health shortage areas | 10.22.18 |MD Magazine
Revived Indiana needle exchange program has positive results | 10.22.18 |WISH
Riley Hospital doctor helping dozens of pregnant women addicted to drugs | 10.24.18 |FOX 59

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Therapy center founded in Kokomo is nation's fastest growing autism service company | 10.23.18 |Kokomo Tribune
HealthLinc receives award to fight opioid crisis | 10.26.18 | NWI Times

POST ACUTE
Shirt Factory-Turned-Assisted Living Home to Open | 10.23.18 |Inside IN Bus

PHYSICIANS
Riley doctors honored with state's highest civilian award | 10.25.18 |WRTV

EDUCATION
Purdue backs off booting working spouses from health plan, for now | 10.23.18 | Journal Courier
Purdue startup introduces less invasive, liquid biopsies | 10.26.18 |NWI Times
Biomet Co-Founder Joins Rose Hulman Board | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus
Cook Regentec Celebrates Opening of Indianapolis Facility, Announces Collaboration with Indiana University School of Medicine | 10.24.18 |IUSOM News
Dementia Care Initiative Lands $3.5M Grant | 10.26.18 |Inside IN Bus
Trine University Expanding Health Science Programs | 10.25.18 |Inside IN Bus

LIFE SCIENCES
Cook Regentec Focused on Breakthroughs, Collaboration | 10.24.18 |Inside IN Bus
With new products showing signs of impressive growth, Eli Lilly seems safely past the company’s recent patent trough | 10.23.18 |Pharma Live
$25M Investment to Add Jobs, Capacity at Mead Johnson | 10.23.18 |Inside IN Bus
How Lilly Is Getting More Women into Leadership Positions | 10.23.18 |Harvard Business Review

OTHER
What people spend out-of-pocket on healthcare in 23 states- Indiana: $608.50 | 10.24.18 |Beckers
Here's where Southern Indiana legislators, candidates stand on medical marijuana | 10.24.18 |Courier Press
Program Offers Rehab to Workers Who Fail Drug Test | 10.25.18 |Inside IN Bus
Pre-Existing Condition Question Focus In Indiana Senate Race | 10.25.18 |WFYI

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/19/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Construction on $13M MedTech Park to Begin with Central Indiana Orthopedics | 10.18.18 | Inside IN Bus

NORTH
Ambulance Service Owner in Crown Point Charged With Fraud | 10.18.18 | Inside IN Bus

WEST
IU Health Frankfort moves forward with new hospital plans | 10.16.18 | Frankfort Times
IU Health White Memorial Hospital marks 10 years at its current location | 10.15.18 | Herald Journal
Union Hospital Learns About New Plan That Addresses After Care Treatment, Readmission | 10.18.18 | WTHI, Wabash Valley

EAST
VA plans new medical clinic in Muncie | 10.14.18 | Star Press

FORT WAYNE
Hours before crucial City Council vote, Parkview Health makes 10-year Electric Works Commitment | 10.16.18 | News Sentinel, Journal Gazette, WANE

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Novartis to acquire West Lafayette-based Endocyte for $2.1B | 10.18.18 |IBJ, Inside IN Bus, Journal Courier, Bloomberg, IBJ, WFYI
Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple | 10.15.18 |Street Insider, Inside IN Bus
Purdue researchers develop adhesive that could make medical procedures safer | 10.15.18 |IBJ
Lilly Endowment Launches $125M Grant Phase | 10.17.18 |Inside IN Bus
DowDuPont Paints Picture of Ag Spin-Out | 10.18.18 |Inside IN Bus
OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance | 10.19.18 |Inside IN Bus

PAYERS
Anthem's $16M HIPAA settlement largest in history | 10.16.18 |Beckers, Inside IN Bus, HHS, WFYI
Anthem Will Offer Medicare Advantage Plans in all Indiana Counties for 2019 | 10.15.18 |AP News

PHYSICIANS
Indianapolis Doctor Featured In Documentary About All-Black Hospital In St. Louis | 10.19.18 |WFYI

PUBLIC HEALTH
More Options Available This Flu Vaccination Season | 10.15.18 |WFYI
New rare polio-like illness sickens child in Indiana. Here's what we know about AFM. | 10.17.18 |Indy Star, Courier Press
Outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella hits Indiana | 10.17.18 | WTHR
Hepatitis A case confirmed at Cafe Valley in Marion | 10.18.18 |FOX59

MENTAL HEALTH
US HealthVest planning $25M Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital on the campus of Hendricks Regional Health| 10.17.18 |IBJ, PR News
Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness |10.17.18 |Inside IN Bus

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation | 10.17.18 |Pew Trust
Revived Madison County needle exchange program shows positive results | 10.17.18 |Herald Bulletin
Opioid Task Force Hearing Highlights Solutions | 10.17.18 |WFYI
AG accuses nurses of job hopping, diverting scripts | 10.14.18 |Palladium Item

EDUCATION
Dr. Rachel Katzenellenbogen named new IU School of Medicine Chuck and Tina Pagano Scholar | 10.12.18 | IUSOM News
IU researcher seeks cause, solutions to low number of lung cancer screenings nationwide | 10.12.18 | IUSOM News
IU study: Restricting protein from diets may improve response to immunotherapy | 10.12.18 |IUSOM
Purdue cuts working spouses from 2019 health plan, as employees cry foul | 10.17.18 |Journal Courier
NIH awards $1.55 million to Indiana University to improve chronic-disease management | 10.18.18 |Eureka Alert

OTHER
ASCP Names Albert Senior Director of Education | 10.15.18 |Inside IN Bus
State study panel makes no recommendation on medical marijuana | 10.18.18 |IBJ, Washington Times
Med-mal judgment for insurers against hospital reversed | 10.19.18 |IN Lawyer

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/12/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

EAST
Fayette Regional Health System files for bankruptcy,scales back services | 10.12.18 | Beckers, News Examiner, WTHR
Indy-based ER physicians' group sues Fayette Regional Health for fraud, breach of contract | 10.11.18 | IBJ
 
WEST
Union Hospital receives special certification from the State of Illinois | 10.12.18 | WTHI
 
FORT WAYNE
Construction of new Byron Health Center underway | 10.10.18 | WANE, Journal Gazette
 
SOUTH
Encompass Health Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital new addition to Newburgh, Warrick Co. | 10.10.18 | Evansville Courier
Where Deaconess Health System CMIO Dr. Diane Hunt will focus in 2019: EHR driving physician productivity metrics, consumer-driven apps & more | 10.10.18 | Beckers
 
NORTH
Beacon Health to build offices for 160 staff in Mishawaka | 10.9.18 | SB Tribune
DeKalb Health contracts for rehabilitation services | 10.9.18 | The Star

 

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

EDUCATION
Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup | 10.8.18 | Inside IN Bus
Rise in physician MBA programs creates opportunities, challenges for business schools - Dr. Rocky Singh, CMO at IU Health West | 10.6.18 | Modern Healthcare
Grace College Opens Science Complex | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
New Compound developed by Purdue University Could Lead to New Non-Opioid Pain Medication | 10.9.18 | WFYI
IU School of Dentistry awarded $1.6 million to increase oral health care services in shortage areas | 10.9.18 | IU News
 
PUBLIC HEALTH
Public health conference to focus on how to help Hoosier drug users stay safe, alive | 10.10.18 |IU News
Indiana gets $1M grant to improve school safety | 10.7.18 | Indy Channel
27% Of Hoosier Counties Considered 'Maternal Care Deserts' | 10.11.18 | IN Public Media         
Mapping state-level lead service line information: Indiana as a model | 10.8.18 | Environmental Defense Fund
Indiana Health Officials Push Parents To Test Kids For Lead |10.11.18 | CBS Chicago
Vanderburgh Co. Health Dept. gets $675K in grants for Lead Hazard Reduction | 10.8.18 | 14 News
Indiana now reporting a case of rare polio-like illness affecting children | 10.11.18 | WTHR
Curt Smith: Why we should raise ‘fees’ on tobacco use | 10.12.18 | IBJ
How Hoosiers Can Help Fight Food Insecurity | 10.11.18 | Inside IN Bus
Hunger, food insecurity continue to vex Indiana residents | 10.10.18 | IBJ
World Mental Health Day: Indiana consistently ranks low on mental health care | 10.10.18 | Journal Courier, Kokomo Tribune

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid treatment center coming to Henry County | 10.8.18 | Courier Times

LIFE SCIENCES
Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled | 10.9.18 | Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Announces Watanabe Winner, New Seed Fund | 10.10.18 | Inside IN Bus
Social Determinants Data Project Wins Indiana Tech Challenge- Regenstrief/IU team creates platform to access data on patients’ social factors | 10.12.18| HC Informatics
BioCrossroads forms $9M seed fund for life science startups | 10.11.18 | IBJ, PR Newswire
Roche using data-driven diagnostic tools to reshape patient care | 10.5.18 | IBJ

HEALTH CARE TECH
New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators | 10.11.18 | Inside IN Bus
Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block' | 10.12.18 | Inside IN Bus
Deal with national pharmacy spurs tech company's growth | 10.12.18 | IBJ
A Data-Driven Effort to Tackle Indiana’s COPD Problem | 10.9.18 | HC Informatics
Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'; Inside New Healthcare Tech Startup Olio, names Mullins COO  | 10.8.18 | Inside IN Bus, Inside IN Bus

HEALTH IT
National Library of Medicine names Dr. Clem McDonald 1st chief health data standards officer, former professor of medical informatics at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis and the director of the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care | 10.11.18 | Beckers
Cerner names physician 'all-stars' – Dr. Emily Webber, CMIO of Riley Children's Health and associate chief medical information officer for IU Health | 10.8.18 | Beckers
How do media and technology affect your health? Dr. Brian Primack offers insight at IUPUI talk | 10.11.18 | IU News

PAYERS
UnitedHealthcare Expands Fitness Program to Medicare Advantage Plans in Indiana | 10.10.18 | AP News
Health insurers for Indiana hospitals are paying 3 times what Medicare pays | 10.8.18 | HC Finance

OTHER
Former Vanderburgh Co. Health Department employee accused of violating HIPAA laws |10.5.18 | 14 News
States with the Largest Registered Nursing Shortage; Indiana projected to be #7 with the most extra nurses in 2030 | 10.10.18 | Registered Nursing Org, Beckers
66 Indiana hospitals hit with $12M in readmission penalties from Medicare | 10.8.18 | Beckers

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 10/5/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
Hospitals here have higher profit margins than elsewhere, study finds | 10.5.18 | Indy Star
Hospitals hit with fines over patient readmissions | 10.5.18 | IBJ
Hospitals deadly serious about national rankings | 9.28.18 | IBJ
St. Vincent to adopt Ascension in its name| 10.3.18 | Kokomo PerspectiveInside IN BusHerald BulletinIndy StarModern HealthcareBeckers
Wraparound services hold great promise for reducing health costs and improving outcomes- Eskenazi Health Center  |10.3.18 | IU NewsEureka Alert
Seeing pink and thinking about cancer at IU Health | 10.4.18 | Indy Star
AHRQ, PCORI allocate $40M to fund patient outcomes research at 11 learning health systems: Leveraging Infrastructure to Train Investigators in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Learning Health System — Indiana University School of Medicine | 10.1.18 | Beckers

WEST
Public shares concerns over IU Health Frankfort | 10.3.18 | The Times
Proposed new IU Health Frankfort hospital moves forward, gets plan commission approval | 10.1.18 | Frankfort Times
Terre Haute a medical hub in Wabash Valley | 10.2.18 | Tribune Star
What a difference a year makes; financial statement for Good Samaritan shows $1M turnaround | 10.2.18 | Sun Commercial

EAST
Fayette Regional hospital caught in cost squeeze, CEO says | 10.2.18 | Connersville News Examiner
Charges the same at IUH Jay, but billed separately | 9.29.18 |Commercial Review

FORT WAYNE
Construction on Parkview's New Medical Tower Already Underway | 9.29.18 | WFFT
Becker's Hospital Review
Parkview Health- How can products with purpose impact patient health? | 10.2.18 |Healthcare Design
15 health systems with strong finances: Ascension has an "Aa2"
Parkview Health System has an "Aa3" | 10.2.18 | Beckers
Kosciusko Community Hospital names Jae Dale as CEO | 10.1.18 | Beckers

SOUTH
71 critical access hospital CEOs to know: Jerry Laue. Administrator of St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil | 10.3.18 | Beckers 

NORTH
New Chapter After 115 Years- Franciscan Health Michigan City Hospital | 10.2.18 | Building Indiana 
Technology, screening improve breast cancer survival rates in Northwest Indiana | 9.30.18 | NWI Times

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

LIFE SCIENCES
Lilly might market diabetes drug for obesity after research results | 10.4.18 | IBJ
Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco could be a comer but faces hurdles | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Eli Lilly Migraine Drug Approved, the Third in New Class of Medicines | 9.28.18| Exome
First 16 Tech Building Fully Leased | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus

PUBLIC HEALTH
Rep. Susan Brooks: Bill would boost public health preparedness | 9.30.18 |Indy Star
State Health Department Awarded Grant To Help Prevents Sudden Unexpected Infant And Child Death | 10.5.18 |WBIW
New National City Data Tool Explores Life Expectancy Factors | 10.5.18 | WBOIWFYI

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Evansville Psychiatric Children's Center could move to Evansville State Hospital, Psychiatric center aims to be last stop for children who need mental health care | 10.2.18 | WFIECourier & Press
2 southern Indiana behavioral health centers announce merger-  LifeSpring Health Systems and Southern Hills Counseling Center | 10.2.18 | WDRBDubois HeraldEvening News and Tribune
Indiana University Southeast works to change dialogue around mental health | 10.2.18 |News Tribune

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Takes On the Opioid Crisis | 10.1.18 | Pew Charitable Trusts
IU Health holds overdose antidote training, distributes 1000 Naloxone kits at Indy libraries | 9.28.18 | WRTVWISH
Hancock County Drug court faces changes due to opioid crisis | 9.30.18 | Daily Reporter
Nurse Practitioners Included In Bill To Increase Opioid Treatments | 10.3.18 | WFYI

EMPLOYER HEALTH
Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces': Beacon Health System # 34, Indiana University Health #95 | 10.4.18|Inside IN Bus
Some Indiana employers jump into providing care as health costs rise | 10.1.18 | WRTV,IBJAxios

EDUCATION
IU researcher wins $44.7M to study rare form of Alzheimer's disease | 10.4.18 | IBJWBIW
Franklin College adding physician assistant program, off-campus graduate health science center | 10.1.18 | IBJ
Regenstrief Institute Names Dr. Aaron Carroll Inaugural Faculty Development VP | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue Team Taps into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech | 10.4.18 | Inside IN Bus
IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia | 10.5.18 | Inside IN Bus
AMA pushes ahead on med schools of future- EHR system has been pioneered by the Regenstrief Institute at Indiana University | 10.3.18 | Politico
Why Your Sense Of Smell Could Be A Clue To Alzheimer's Disease | 10.1.18 |WFYI
Purdue Researchers Using MRI To Improve Breast Cancer Screening | 10.1.18 | WFYI

PAYERS
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | NWI Times

OTHER
Lilly Endowment Awards $70M to Religious Organizations | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Medical Lab Owner Indicted For Medicaid Fraud | 10.2.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Hospital Can't Escape Suit Over Benefits Rollback  10.1.18 | Law 360
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Thousands of insurance appeals went to doctor feds say is fraud | 10.2.18 | IBJ

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Indiana Healthcare Digest 9/28/2018

INDIANA REGIONS

CENTRAL
St. Vincent Light on Details of Carmel Property Purchase | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusInside IN BusIndy Star
Community Health Network uses state training grant to help save lives | 9.20.18 |WIMS
Children's hospital celebrates $50M dance marathon milestone | 9.26.18 |IBJ
Retired Indiana grandpa rocks babies to health in NICU at Riley's | 9.24.18 |Fox 59
Rankinghospitals serious business, but do patients pay attention? | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Hancock Regional Hospital hires Inspiring Transformations for mental health planning | 9.28.18 | Greenfield Reporter
 
NORTH
IU Health might build a replacement hospital in Frankfort | 9.25.18| IBJ
Feds charge owners of Anchor Health Care Systems in Valparaiso with tax evasion | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Trinity Health Integrated Care to receive more than $12.5 M from CMS for Quality and Care Coordination Efforts, includes St. Joseph Health System in Mishawaka | 9.24.18 | Trinity Health News Release
Franciscan Alliance, Beacon Health to Build $21M LaPorte Hospital | 9.28.18 | US News
 
SOUTH
Indiana Rural Health Association In Linton Receives $200,000 Planning Grant | 9.24.18 | WBIW
Clark Memorial Hospital and Scott Memorial Hospital unveil new brands | 9.26.18 | Lane ReportNews Tribune
A hospital-operated daycare facility in Johnson County previously planned for closure will now remain open | 9.27.18 | Inside IN BusDaily Journal
 
EAST
Reid Health just relaxed its tattoo policy. Is this happening at other workplaces? 9.21.18 | Palladium Item
 
FORT WAYNE
Parkview Health funds hospital expansion with $22M bonds | 9.28.18 | Bond Buyer
Moody's assigns Aa3 to Parkview Health System, Ser. 2018Ais,B&C and Ser. 2019A; outlook stable | 9.24.18 | Markets InsiderBeckers
Vizient Receives Strategic Alliance Award from Parkview Regional Medical Center | 9.26.18 | Oaoa
Health care column: Parkview partners with Cincinnati Children's | 9.20.18 | FW Business
Lutheran Children’s Hospital Continues Emphasis On Adding Specialists Who Practice In Fort Wayne | 9.27.18 | West Bend News

HEALTHCARE TOPICS

PUBLIC HEALTH
Bryan Mills: Higher tobacco tax equals lower health care costs | 9.21.18 |IBJ
Groupofsouthern Indiana teenagers want smoking age raised to 21 | 9.22.18 | News Tribune
Indiana Gets $10.9M to Help Pregnant Women, Parents | 9.27.18 | US NewsWTHR
Many metrics still show women behind | 9.24.28 | Herald Times
Maternal deaths rising nationwide, Indiana at top of list | 9.24.28 | ABC 57 News
Early Intervention Could Have Prevented Indiana's HIV Outbreak | 9.27.18 | MD MagazineHealio
South Bend gets $670,000 to fight lead paint in old houses | 9.26.18 | SB Tribune
Indiana township trustees urged to connect with social services | 9.25.18 | Herald Bulletin
Anne Hathaway: Indiana must turn its food deserts into food oases | 9.28.18 | IBJ
U.S. flu season last winter was worst in four decades, claims 80,000 lives | 9.28.18 | IBJJournal Gazette
Vaccinations in a snap: Drive-thru flu clinic offered | 9.28.18 | The Republic
Indiana Records First West Nile Virus Deaths | 9.25.18 | WFYI

OPIOID EPIDEMIC
Opioid epidemic showing signs of turning corner, state drug czar says | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Public Health Committee Focuses on Access To Treatment | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media
Indiana needs more resources to treat opioid addiction, panel told | 9.27.18 | Statehouse Files
FSSA, ISDH receive federal funding to help combat the drug epidemic | 9.26.18 | Kokomo Perspective
Substance abuse leading cause of having too many inmates, says Grant County Jail commander | 9.27.18 |Chronicle Tribune
Overdose Antidote Training Set for 4 Indianapolis Libraries | 9.25.18 | US NewsIndy Channel
Parents Charged With Neglect After Baby's Meth-Related Death | 9.27.18 | US News
Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training | 9.28.18 | WFYI
Officials say opioid centers don't raise crime in their neighborhoods, but offer no statistics | 9.28.18 | Herald Bulletin

MENTAL HEALTH
When Insurers Deny Mental Health Coverage, Families In Crisis StruggleEven More | 9.26.18 | WFYI
Bartholomew Co. Program Seeks To Provide Students With Mental Health Resources | 9.27.18 | IN Public Media

EDUCATION
Precision Health Initiative effortsleads to new cancer treatment for state | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Grand Challenges initiatives providing useful tools for Hoosier communities | 9.21.18 | IU Newsroom
Kelley School Physician MBA Program has been transforming health care since 2013 | 9.26.18 | IU Newsroom
Franklin College Opens Graduate Health Science Center | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Notre Dame Psychologist Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
First NIH Grant Boosts Marian’s Medical School | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana University study: Can Yelp help you find a hospital — a good one? | 9.26.18 | Philly Inquirer
Student leaders work onplan to boost mental health at ISU | 9.25.18 | Pharos TribuneTribune Star
Rising Sun Schools Adds Telehealth Services | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

PHYSICIANS
12.6% of Indiana patients skip a physician visit due to cost | 9.26.18 | BeckersKaiser

PAYERS
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Rated Top in Indiana by NCQA | 9.24.18 | Insurance News Net
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans | 9.28.18 | IBJ

LIFE SCIENCES
Indiana Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Shine in Silicon Valley | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
BioCrossroads Names Competition Finalists | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Purdue-affiliated Startup Novosteo Awarded $1.7M Grant For New Drug | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Indiana Investors Lead $5.5 Million Boost to Nanovis | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
Elanco Rings Opening Bell at NYSE, shares rise 50 percent in first day after $1.5B animal-health IPO | 9.24.18 | Inside IN BusIBJ
Researchers Set For Inaugural Technology Showcase, The Indiana Technology Showcase at the WestGate Academy | 9.25.18 | Inside IN Bus
When technology and life sciences meet in Indiana, innovation can find a home | 9.27.18 | Inside IN Bus
OrthoWorx presents DiscoverME: A future of possibilities for Kosciusko County 8th graders | 9.27.18 | Times Union
The case for (and against) investing in Elanco Animal Health | 9.28.18 | IBJ
Lilly Migraine Treatment to Hit U.S. Market | 9.28.18 |Inside IN BusIBJ
Eli Lilly Strikes Deal for Diabetes Pill to Gain on Novo Nordisk | 9.27.18 | Xconomy

HEALTH REFORM
Medicaid guidelines limit mother's ability to get heart, liver transplants | 9.24.18 | Indy Channel
Midterm elections: What the debate over Obamacare means for Hoosiers | 9.27.18 | Indy Star
The insurance coverage gap and how to address it- policy impacts Indiana | 9.25.18 | Beckers
Trump health chief Alex Azar: Premiums to drop for popular ACA plan | 9.27.18 | IBJ
Indiana Senate race: Braun, Donnelly spar over Obamacare, pre-existing conditions | 9.27.18 | Indy Star

HEALTH IT
Data cleansing, enrichment, NLP boost patient care, payer usage for Indiana HIE members | 9.26.18 | Healthcare IT News
IU-Regenstrief 1 of 11 awards for next generation of learning health system researchers- Collaboration to receive $3.4 million over 5 years from AHRQ and PCORI | 9.26.18 | Eureka AlertHC InformaticsNews Medical

OTHER
Invesque to add 39 jobs as part of expansion, headquarters move | 9.24.18 | IBJ
Activate Healthcare Top Performing Worksite Health Firm in Overall Performance | 9.24.18 | Virginian Pilot
'Torchbearers' Receive Recognition: Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, Melinda Clark, St. Vincent Medical Group, and Sarah Demmon, Eli Lilly and Co. | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus
Governor Holcomb made one reappointment and two new appointments to the Behavioral Health & Human Services Licensing Board: Stephan Viehweg, associate director of the Riley Child Development Center, Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham, psychiatrist with Community Health Network and Kelley Gardner, clinical manager at Eskenazi Health Midtown | 9.28.18 | Inside IN Bus

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