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    The Chicago-based health care IT association is calling off next week's national conference in Orlando due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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    HIMSS CANCELS CONFERENCE OVER CORONAVIRUS RISK:79彩票注册网址 The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's national conference was scheduled for March 9-13 in Orlando, Fla. Humana and Amazon, among others, their HIMSS conference plans even before the event was called off. 


    • A fifth Illinois resident has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently being kept in isolation at Rush University Medical Center. The patient is described as a man in his 20s who traveled to Italy earlier this month, according to a statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health.    

    • United Airlines has slashed U.S. flights as virus fears mount, with the Chicago-based airline saying it will cut domestic flights by 10 percent in April.  READ MORE. 

    • Illinois and Chicago will get more than $20 million in federal funds that local health officials say are badly needed to fight coronavirus. READ MORE.79彩票注册网址  

    • Political reporter Greg Hinz joins the Daily Gist podcast to talk about the potential cost of coronavirus to City Hall and the Statehouse, where lawmakers already are struggling to pay the bills. Click here to subscribe to Crain's Daily Gist on   and . Want to listen on your smart speaker? Click here to learn how. 

    79彩票注册网址• Japan’s largest drugmaker, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., is trying to develop an experimental therapy for COVID-19, . The company, which maintained an Illinois-based HQ before leaving last year, said it had a goal of making treatment available in 9 to 18 months. Drugmakers have  to the outbreak, and Gilead Sciences Inc., Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and AbbVie Inc. are researching therapies. 

    MEDLINE MOVING 600 WORKERS TO LIBERTYVILLE: The fast-growing manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies said it plans to spend $14 million upgrading a 140,000 square feet facility on the former north suburban Motorola Mobility campus now dubbed Innovation Park Lake County. READ MORE. 

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    79彩票注册网址 SCIENCES INCUBATOR LAUNCHES IN FULTON MARKET: John Flavin, a life sciences entrepreneur and investor, has been pushing entrepreneurs, investors and the region’s universities to create more startups to take advantage of Chicago’s resources in life sciences. READ MORE.

    PULMONARY FIBROSIS GROUP FORMS BIOMARKER CONSORTIUM: A collaboration between the Chicago-based Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and Celgene Corp. could speed up the development of targeted treatments for individuals with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a devastating and progressive lung disease.  

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    79彩票注册网址 CARE FIRM BUYS SANDBOX GROUP: Marketing agency Merge has acquired competitor Sandbox Group, which counts Abbott Diabetes among its clients. Both firms are based in Chicago.

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    Matt Glavin has joined Access Community Health Network as general counsel after working with the company for more than 20 years as outside counsel through his own practice, Glavin & Associates. READ MORE.  

    Brian Goetsch, former senior executive position at EyeMed Vision Care, has joined HealthScape Advisors as a managing director. READ MORE. 

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