Week in Review: July 1

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.

Industry News

CMS rolls out new payment model on improving cancer treatments

CMS unveiled a new payment model for cancer treatments, the Enhancing Oncology Model, yesterday which is a successor to the Oncology Care Model. The model is voluntary and will begin in July 2023. Source: Fierce Healthcare

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Pfizer, BioNTech say updated vaccines offer 'substantially higher immune response' against omicron

Pfizer and BioNTech published a press release on Saturday that said studies found a booster dose of their vaccines updated to target omicron "elicited a substantially higher immune response" against the original omicron variant. The updated vaccines are in two different forms, one is monovalent and the other bivalent. Source: The Hill

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Wearables are collecting a flood of data. An ambitious new study of pregnancy aims to prove that's valuable for health

The Better Understanding the Metamorphosis of Pregnancy (BUMP) Study is aiming to prove that a host of data can be reliably collected over time and potentially pave the way for new technologies that can predict complications or better direct treatment. Source: STAT

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Mayo Clinic News

Mayo Clinic Waseca breaks ground on renovation project

The Mayo Clinic Waseca campus had a groundbreaking ceremony last week for renovations of the emergency department. The project will include new treatment rooms and an ambulance garage. Source: Waseca County News

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Mayo Clinic, Israeli hospital partner to help health tech startups

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has signed an agreement with Israel-based Sheba Medical Center that will make it easier to share healthcare technology and help early stage startups. The two health systems will create an environment that will increase rapid product development in the U.S. and Israeli markets, according to a June 27 press release. Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

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Medical College of Wisconsin receives $50 Million Kern Family Foundation gift to 'transform medical education'

The Kern Family Foundation has gifted the Medical College of Wisconsin $50 million to transform training future doctors. The foundation collaborates with a number of medical schools through the Kern National Network, of which the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is a member. Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.