Cadence Health, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare finalize merger; New York hospital cancels closure;

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> Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare finalized a merger that will create a 1,600-bed, 4,000-physician health system with four acute-care hospitals, according to the Chicago Tribune. Article

> TLC Health Network canceled plans to close troubled Lake Shore Health Center in Irving, New York, and no longer wants a buyer, according to the Buffalo News. Article

> Early, objective discussions of end-of-life care could improve patients with advanced ailments' quality of life, as well as that of their families, according to The Atlantic. Article

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> The National Institutes of Health published a finalized policy on genomic data sharing was published online Wednesday in the Federal Register. Article

> It looks like Amazon is poised to join the fray of large technology companies jumping into the healthcare space. Article

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