Sherri Tong

President and CEO
Intergro Rehab Services
Orange County Healthcare
Member Since: 2013

I think ABL is a great resource for you to connect with other people in the healthcare industry. It’s a good group of people who are very professional and very knowledgeable.
       

ABL Healthcare Online

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Healthcare Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News, Healthcare Industry & Government Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Technology Online is also available.

If you would like a complimentary subscription to ABL Online, please email Janet@abl.org

While Members have access to archived issues on the “ABL Members Only” site, below are the Contents of the latest edition.

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December 12, 2017

 

HEALTHCARE & GOVERNMENT – IN BRIEF

  • FDA Plans New Medical-Device Approval Processes
  • CMS: Healthcare Spending Growth Slowed in 2016; Per Capita Topped $10K
  • Whistleblower: Medicaid Managed-Care Firm Improperly Denied Care to Thousands
  • Montana Latest State to Sue Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Crisis
  • Sacramento City Council OKs Centene Incentive to Bring Thousands of Jobs to City

 

HEALTHCARE TRENDS – IN BRIEF
  • Providence St. Joseph Health + Ascension Merger Would Create U.S. Largest Hospital Operator
  • Dignity Health + Catholic Health Initiatives Would Form New Catholic Health System
  • UnitedHealth’s Optum to buy DaVita Medical Group for $4.9B
  • CVS Health to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion
  • Micro-Hospitals: Smaller Facilities with a Big Future
  • Startup Creates Personalized Rehab Treatment Plans Within an App

 

UPCOMING ABL HEALTHCARE ROUND TABLES & EVENTS
  • 1/03 – Orange County Round Table
  • 1/09 – Silicon Valley Round Table
  • 1/10 – San Francisco / Bay Area Round Table
  • 1/11 – East Bay / Bay Area Round Table
  • 1/18 – Sacramento Round Table
  • 1/19 – Los Angeles Round Table
  • 1/24 – ABL’s 15th Top Tech Trends Event: Navigating the Sixth Tech Wave, featuring Dave Berkus, Chairman of Multiple Portfolio Companies, Long Beach

 


MIMI GRANT’S POST:   CMS Cracks Open Its Wallet for Telemedicine – At Last
MEMBER NEWS – IN BRIEF
  • 24Hr HomeCare Opens New Office in Pasadena
  • GeBBS‘ iCode Assurance SaaS Solution Chosen by Kettering
  • Gorman Health Group to Present Webinar on MA/Part D Proposed Rule
  • Inglewood Imaging Center Succeeds with “Love Your Lungs” Outreach
  • King & Spalding to Host Webinar on How Tax Reform May Impact Hospitals
  • LeadingAge California Announces 2018 Policy & Leadership Summit
  • Mazzetti Reflects on Work at New Packard Children’s Hospital & in Rwanda
  • Mission Hospice to Commemorate 39th Anniversary with Gala
  • MYnd Analytics is Acquiring Arcadian Telepsychiatry Services
  • NorCal PET Imaging Center Reflects on 25 Years of Innovation
  • NorthBay Healthcare Deemed a Pioneer in eCQM
  • NxStage Medical‘s System Improves Home Hemodialysis Retention
  • PreludeDx Presented DCISionRT Trial Results
  • Select Data on Maximzing Home Visits & Preparing Clinicians for COPs
  • Share Our Selves Leads “Adopt A Family” Program for Holidays
  • SCU Health Sciences Launches 4 New Programs for Health Practitioners
  • Surgery One Highlighted in Business Journal Feature
  • The Health Trust Announces Health Self-Management Workshops
  • Wipfli‘s Larry Blitz Named Interim CEO of Tulare Regional Medical Center

 

TECH MEMBERS’ HEALTHCARE NEWS – IN BRIEF
  • Tanner Research CEO to Present Nutrition Science Workshop in December

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