Equity firm Apax looks to sell health IT company TriZetto; HHS, CDC launch Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge;

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> London-based Apax Partners LLP, a private equity firm, is mulling the sale of U.S. healthcare IT company TriZetto Corp. Apax is hoping to get $3 billion for the sale, according to a Reuters article. TriZetto provides IT solutions, such as care management and administration of benefits, to the healthcare industry. Article

> Today was the kickoff date for the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge. The challenge, created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will attempt to identify clinicians, practices and health systems that have high rates of hypertension control, according to a Federal Register announcement. The challenge will run through Oct. 20. Post

> University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers have designed a Web-based tool that can help providers--in a simple, free way--test Gliomas tumors for genetic mutations, according to an announcement from the university. The program uses a statistical model to find out whether a patient carries the IDH1 mutation and requires screening. Gliomas are the most common and deadly form of brain cancer in adults, according to the announcement. Announcement

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> Although in theory it seems that helping others would be the right motivator to enter the nursing profession, a new study by University of Akron researchers finds that caring, nurturing and altruistic nurses actually experience more stress and burnout. Article

> The Bipartisan Policy Center released a white paper report offering legislative and regulatory recommendations regarding the challenges and opportunities for healthcare delivery system reform and the shift from volume- to value-based care. Article

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