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Sequoia India-backed Digit Insurance files for $440 million IPO – TechCrunch

Sequoia India-backed Digit Insurance files for $440 million IPO – TechCrunch

Indian insurer Digit has filed for an initial public offering, looking to raise about $440 million even as many of its local peers have deferred plans to list publicly in the South Asia nation. The Indian startup, whose valuation jumped to $3.5 billion in a Sequoia India-led financing round last year, said in a filing …

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Sunshine Private Hospital to roll out Telstra Health's Kyra EMR

Sunshine Private Hospital to roll out Telstra Health’s Kyra EMR

Hospital operator Unitas Healthcare is implementing the Kyra Clinical EMR by Telstra Health at the upcoming Sunshine Private Hospital in Melbourne’s west. The Kyra EMR provides real-time access to patient information and enables peer-to-peer communication between clinicians, care teams and patients. WHY IT MATTERS Telstra Health claims that its EMR offering streamlines care delivery, allowing …

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Tribal Area Health Education Center Will Address Tribal Health Care Needs, Train Workforce - State of Reform

Tribal Area Health Education Center Will Address Tribal Health Care Needs, Train Workforce – State of Reform

The Arizona Area Health Education Center (AzAHEC) Program at the University of Arizona Health Sciences recently selected the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care to develop a new American Indian Health AHEC Regional Center dedicated to developing health profession education initiatives and expanding access to health care for tribal communities in Arizona. The new …

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Cath labs’ regard for patients’ DNR wishes varies widely

A study of cardiology programs indicates that patients’ documented do-not-resuscitate (DNR) preferences are often suspended while they undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. Moreover, the duration of DNR suspensions varied markedly across heart programs, and only 26% of the programs studied had formal policies governing clinicians’ responsibilities in these consequential decisions. “One great strength …

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Planned maternity ward closure draws AG's attention, raises concerns among health care leaders – New Hampshire Bulletin

Planned maternity ward closure draws AG’s attention, raises concerns among health care leaders – New Hampshire Bulletin

The Attorney General’s Office is not alone in voicing concerns this month with Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s plans to close its labor and delivery services due to cost. Its concerns relate to their 2020 merger agreement with HCA Healthcare to keep those services in place for at least five years. Health care and community leaders are …

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Meridian of Michigan and Grace Health "Prescribe" Reading for Young Children

Meridian of Michigan and Grace Health “Prescribe” Reading for Young Children

Reach Out and Read program provides free books to children birth-5 years of age at well-child visits DETROIT, Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Meridian of Michigana leading provider of government-sponsored health plans in the state, and Grace Health in Battle Creekhave partnered to foster the development of early literacy skills among children as part of …

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For medically vulnerable families, inflation's squeeze is inescapable

For medically vulnerable families, inflation’s squeeze is inescapable

ROSAMOND, Calif. — Deborah Lewis rose from bed before dawn and signed in to her phone so she could begin delivering fast food, coffee, and groceries to residents in this western patch of the Mojave Desert where test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier generations ago. Lewis prayed she would earn $75, just enough …

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Dog tests positive for monkeypox in first suspected human-to-pet transmission

Dog tests positive for monkeypox in first suspected human-to-pet transmission

A medical journal has published evidence of the first suspected case of human-to-pet transmission of the monkeypox virus. A dog living with two men in France who were infected with the virus began exhibiting symptoms 12 days after they did, according to The Lancet. The 4-year-old male Italian greyhound, which had no previous medical disorders, …

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White House launching messaging push to tout policy wins ahead of midterm elections

White House launching messaging push to tout policy wins ahead of midterm elections

The push includes travel by members of Biden’s Cabinet to 23 states this month to promote the Democrats’ recently passed $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill, according to the memo from deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon and senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn to White House chief of staff Ron Klain. The …

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Inflation Reduction Act: 3 Ways It Can Save You Money on Medical Bills

Inflation Reduction Act: 3 Ways It Can Save You Money on Medical Bills

The Inflation Reduction Act is scheduled to be signed into law by President Joe Biden on Tuesday. After passing the Senate last weekend, the sweeping health care, climate and tax reform bill cleared the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on a 220-to-207 vote on Friday. On the health care front, the 755-page legislation will extend expiring …

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