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  1. Mercy Northwest Arkansas $247M expansion will add 1k new jobs

    Rogers-based Mercy Northwest Arkansas said Wednesday it plans to invest nearly a quarter billion on capital projects and equipment over the next five years. The health system's $247 expansion in healthcare facilities and services will create 1,000 new jobs. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Mass General to acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

    Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital will acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. FDA approves Quest Diagnostics' Zika test for emergency use

    The Food and Drug Administration has granted Quest Diagnostics, a clinical laboratory services company, an Emergency Use Authorization for Quest's Zika Virus RNA Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR test, a proprietary molecular test to detect Zika virus in humans.  By Shannon Barnet -

What is the best approach to hiring and developing the right healthcare leaders?

The leadership skills required for success today are evolving and vastly different from those of past decades.
  1. Week in review: 10 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 -
  2. Infographic: Where in the US have Zika cases been reported? [April 29 update]

    As of Wednesday, all but eight states have reported Zika cases to the CDC, according to the agency's most recent data.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  4. 5 initial reactions to the proposed MACRA rule

    CMS issued the 962-page proposed rule Wednesday for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act to reform physician Medicare payments in the wake of the repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula. The proposed rule was met with mixed reactions in the healthcare industry. Here we highlight five initial responses.  By Emily Rappleye -

Implementing a Successful Telehealth Strategy: What Health-System Leaders Need to Know

Telehealth has become a vital part of healthcare delivery, a cost-effective and patient-centered tool enhancing the overall quality of a health system’s care. 
  1. Lifespan partners with newly formed 170-physician group

    Providence, R.I.-based Lifespan has formed a partnership with a new independent physician association, Community Physician Partners.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Medicare drug pricing proposal met with little support on Capitol Hill

    The five-year pilot program to reduce drug prices in Medicare Part B proposed by the Obama administration has proved unpopular on both sides of the aisle in Congress, The Hill reports.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Physician payments up due to increase in quality incentives

    An annual national survey of physicians found per diem payments and total hospital payments rose from 2014-15 to 2015-16, according to MD Ranger, a physician contract payment solutions company.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Prime Healthcare reaches labor agreements with 3 Saint Michael's unions: 5 things to know

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services has reached agreements with three labor unions that represent employees at Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., according to an NJBIZ report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Healthcare is suffering from a patient identity crisis. Here’s how we can cure it.

By improving your patient identification process, you can significantly improve patient safety, revive your revenue cycle efficiency, and increase your market share.
  1. 7 healthcare layoffs in April

    The following healthcare layoffs were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in April. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 13 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 Kelly Gooch -
  3. New CFO joins Gothenburg Memorial Hospital: 3 things to know

    Michael Pracheil has joined Gothenburg (Neb.) Memorial Hospital as CFO, according to a Gothenburg Times report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Lawrence Memorial Hospital names new CEO: 4 things to know

    Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital has named Russell W. Johnson president and CEO, according to a Lawrence Journal-World report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of April 25-29

    A Michigan hospital set to lose Medicare funding most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Healthcare's $40B day: 5 things to know about Thursday's mega-mergers

    Bigger is better is the name of the game in the healthcare industry, as evidenced by the wave of deals announced Thursday, reaching a combined total of more than $40 billion. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Moody's preliminary numbers show nonprofit healthcare profitability margins at multi-year high

    The nonprofit hospital annual median revenue growth rate increased to 7.4 percent in fiscal year 2015, surpassing the median expense growth rate for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary FY 2015 nonprofit and public hospital medians from Moody's Investors Service.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard reach tentative union agreement covering more than 3,000 RNs

    Stanford (Calif.) Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.) have reached a tentative agreement with the Committee for Recognition of Nursing Achievement on new three-year agreements covering more than 3,000 registered nurses working at the hospitals.  By Kelly Gooch -
  9. Not-so-sensitive data: The case for unprotected health information

    When the U.S. government rallies against an enemy, it often turns to its citizens for help in some way.   By Max Green -

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