American Well, BCBSNC, Walgreens team on telehealth effort; Researchers developing robot to remove difficult-to-reach brain tumors;

> American Well, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Walgreens Take Care Health Systems announced this week they are joining forces to bring telehealth services to BCBSNC employees via a new service, OnlineCareNC. BCBSNC employees can receive healthcare consultations with Take Care whether at home or at work from nurse practitioners via two-way video, secure text chat or phone. Announcement

> Researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore are set to work together to create a small robot that could help neurosurgeons remove difficult-to-reach brain tumors. The collaborative team was awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the work. Announcement

> In a new post this week on our Hospital Impact blog, Temple University Health System CEO Larry Kaiser talks about data's role in preventing hospital readmissions. "To improve care in our hospitals, we need to understand where the problems are occurring and what's causing them," he said. "And I believe that requires access to the appropriate data." Post

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