Teladoc shares soar 50 percent following IPO; 'Get My Health Data' campaign officially launches;

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> Shares of Teladoc rose 50 percent on the company's opening day of trading, from $19 to $28.50, the Dallas Business Journal reports. Article

> Patient advocates led by Christine Bechtel--an advisor to the National Partnership for Women & Families--and former National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari officially kicked off the "Get My Health Data" campaign on Thursday. The campaign has three announced goals: giving consumers information and tools they need to ask for and use their digital health data; identifying innovative apps to aid consumers in that quest; and promoting "a culture in which consumer access to data is the rule." Announcement

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> As the healthcare industry transitions from a volume-based to a value-based model, more healthcare organizations are adding the position of chief quality officer to their payrolls. Article

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> Data on risk adjustment and reinsurance payments to insurers could play into future acquisitions, including any proposed deal for Humana. Article

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> The United States Department of Justice and the Michigan Attorney General have filed an antitrust lawsuit against four hospital systems in the Great Lakes State, claiming they entered into agreements to curb their marketing to allocated territories. Article

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