Georgia Tech creating haven for health tech entrepreneurs
Georgia Tech’s startup incubator is targeting health technology entrepreneurs, thanks to a contribution from a Blue Cross-owned health IT company. Atlanta-based NASCO, which is owned by several Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, is donating funding for Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) for its HealthTech initiative. That program, which will... Read more
Carter plays key role in bringing medical clinic to his hometown
The small South Georgia town of Plains currently has no practicing physician. But that’s about to change, thanks in part to advocacy from the town’s most famous resident. Former President Jimmy Carter’s efforts have helped lead Mercer University School of Medicine to open a primary clinic in the town... Read more
Kaiser, Emory strike deal on model of care for two Atlanta hospitals
Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente announced a new collaboration Wednesday that will make two Emory hospitals the primary facilities for Kaiser doctors and patients in metro Atlanta. Under the agreement, Kaiser will introduce its national model of hospital care to Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.... Read more
Will pre-existing condition protection survive in court?
Joy Kramer was diagnosed with lymphoma 13 years ago. She recovered a year later, and remains cancer-free today at 59. But for years after her treatment, Kramer fought to get affordable insurance. Her premiums and deductibles soared because of her pre-existing medical condition. For a while she gave up,... Read more
Children’s takes first step in seeking biggest state permit ever for proposed complex
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has taken its first step toward state approval of its plan for a $1.5 billion North Druid Hills campus. It would be the largest hospital construction plan, in terms of cost, in the history of the Georgia certificate-of-need (CON) program, experts say. The pediatric care... Read more

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