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  1. Supply chain tip of the week: Make hospital supplies visible to help improve workflows

    The ultimate goal of every healthcare team is to provide quality patient care, not to focus on materials management. For a supply chain to function seamlessly, though, products must be visible and accessible.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. This physician biked across the country talking to people about the ACA

    Paul Gordon, MD, a family medicine physician and professor of at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, spent three months riding his bike 3,255 miles to talk to people about the ACA, according to a report in the Arizona Daily Star.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Tech executive joins Theranos board amid governance restructuring

    Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood testing startup Theranos welcomed Silicon Valley executive Daniel Warmenhoven to its board of directors to take the place of Riley Bechtel, chairman of the construction company Bechtel Corp., the startup announced Thursday.  By Emily Rappleye -

Ambulatory care platforms as the key driver of a successful value-based care strategy

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  1. Executives, physicians at Dallas hospital indicted in massive kickback scheme

    Physicians, founders, executives and investors of physician-owned Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas have been charged in a federal indictment for their alleged involvement in a bribe and kickback scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Oklahoma hospital explores bankruptcy

    Atoka (Okla.) County Medical Center is facing financial troubles and is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, according to a KXII news report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Washington hospital inks $4.5M settlement in charity care case

    Yakima (Wash.) Regional Medical and Cardiac Center has agreed to pay $4.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its charity care practices, according to the Yakima Herald.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Andy Slavitt: 4 considerations for the next administration

    While CMS and Medicare have made progress in achieving quality and cost improvements since the passage of the ACA, there is still work to do, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt said in a speech Thursday at a Washington, D.C., summit for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.  By Emily Rappleye -

Are you prepared for MACRA's first performance year?

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  1. 75 patient demographic statistics on overnight hospital stays

    Here are 75 statistics on demographics of patients spending one or more nights at a hospital based on data from across the United States in the CDC report "Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey, 2014."  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Dignity Health's chief administrative officer on why she gives back

    A "master of multitasking," Elizabeth Shih manages to juggle numerous roles inside and outside the office. By Erin Dietsche -
  3. Under new law, Texas healthcare providers responsible for cremation, burial of fetal remains

    Texas on Monday finalized a rule that requires healthcare facilities that provide abortions to pay for the burial or cremation of fetal remains instead of disposing of them as biological medical waste, according to a report in The New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 28 babies born with Zika-related birth defects in US

    Twenty-eight babies in the U.S. have been born with Zika-related birth defects as of Nov. 17, according to the CDC. The mosquito-borne and sexually transmitted virus has been linked to microcephaly and other neurological and eye problems in infants born to an infected mother. By Heather Punke -

Diagnosing which devices provide more for healthcare

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  1. Uncertainty around future of ACA could mean 200k lost healthcare jobs in next year

    Up to 200,000 healthcare jobs may be lost over the next year and employers will scale back investment as they await a clear plan for healthcare reform from President-elect Donald Trump, Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, projected, according to analysis from Bloomberg. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Study: Cancer drugs may stay approved despite proof of inefficacy

    Many cancer drugs that gain accelerated approval in the U.S. often stay approved despite later studies showing no real survival benefits, according to a new study featured in JAMA Internal Medicine.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. NY hospitals' billion-dollar building boom: 4 things to know

    Hospitals in New York City spent more than $6 billion on construction from 2013 to 2015, and spending is projected to reach $8.2 billion from 2016 through 2018, according to a survey and analysis from the New York Building Congress, The Wall Street Journal reported. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Week in review: 8 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Welch's Law — dominant or market essential, lean or special: Hospitals, health systems, physician practices and surgery centers

    There is a "law" that I will call "Welch's Law." Jack Welch famously said of GE, "We need to be first or second in a market or not compete in that market." While this concept may have gotten water downed over the years, recognition of its importance seems to be making a dramatic comeback. In technology, in phone systems, in electronic retail and e-commerce, it has never been truer than it is today that being first or second gives you a dramatic advantage in profitability and revenues. In healthcare, this rings quite true.  By Scott Becker, Publisher of Becker's Healthcare -
  6. Electrical problem brings down University of Iowa Health Care's Epic EHR overnight

    University of Iowa Health Care's Epic EHR system was down for more than six hours Wednesday night due to an electrical problem in one of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics' main server rooms, according to The Gazette. By Erin Dietsche -
  7. 16 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. Australian students develop $2 dose of Shkreli's controversial $750 drug

    A group of students from Sydney Grammar School in Australia recently developed the drug Daraprim — which has a list price of $750 — for about $2 per dose, reports Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  9. Sweeny Community Hospital taps Scott Briner to lead as CEO: 3 three things to know

    Sweeny (Texas) Community Hospital named Scott Briner CEO, according to The Facts.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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