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  1. Center at Heart Hospital Baylor Plano opens doors to unconventional innovation

    Hospitals and health systems are increasingly making a commitment to innovation by establishing their own centers and institutes for innovation. That includes The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Texas), part of Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Retired HCA president supports bold plan to reduce healthcare costs

    A move to reform Georgia's medical malpractice system has garnered the support of Charles R. Evans, retired president of Hospital Corporation of America, Eastern Group, and current president of International Health Services Group — a social enterprise Mr. Evans founded to support health services development in underserved areas of the world.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 10 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From a surgeon in Kentucky being charged with making a terrorist threat to Blue Cross being hit with an antitrust lawsuit, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -

Consolidating Non-Clinical Purchased Services

Uncovering buried costs associated with clinical engineering department and consolidating this function can deliver up to 20% cost savings on clinical engineering services.
  1. Federal appeals court: Hospitals can be 'rural' and 'urban' at the same time

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has struck down a federal regulation that made it difficult for hospitals to claim they were "rural" for some purposes and "urban" for others, according to Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Why CMS gets to decide whether this Texas hospital expands

    Hospital expansion is not an easy process if the facility is physician-owned, according to a Bloomberg BNA report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Prime Healthcare's purchase of bankrupt NJ hospital gets go-ahead

    The New Jersey State Health Planning Board has recommended Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services be allowed to purchase bankrupt Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J., according  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Pearland Medical Center inks affiliation deal with The Woman's Hospital of Texas

    Pearland (Texas) Medical Center and Missouri City-based The Woman's Hospital of Texas are forming an affiliation that will launch Feb. 18.  By Ayla Ellison -

The New Rules of Healthcare Recruiting

This paper looks at the trends reshaping the healthcare workforce and the new rules of recruiting.
  1. Opinion: Why the ACA should not be replaced with a single-payer system

    The Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature accomplishment, marks the most significant expansion of the social safety since the establishment of Medicare in the 1960s. Although the health reform has effectively lowered the uninsured rate to record lows, the machinery of the ACA has been battered by numerous glitches, according to Paul Krugman, PhD, a professor of economics and op-ed columnist for The New York Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Company offers $13.5M to turn closed hospital into hotel

    For the past 10 months, San Pablo, Calif.-based Doctors Medical Center has been vacant. But a recent proposal could help bring it back to life — as a hotel, according to NBC Bay Area. By Erin Marshall -
  3. Cornerstone Health Care sells cardiology practice to High Point hospital

    High Point, N.C.-based Cornerstone Health Care sold its cardiology practice to High Point Regional Health System, part of Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Democrats spar over ACA in debate

    In the Democratic presidential debate Thursday evening, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sparred on some issues and concurred on others as they debated the difference between progressive and progress.  By Emily Rappleye -

8 Steps to Evaluate a Digital Rounding Solution

Uncover the steps to take in choosing the right digital rounding solution for your organization.
  1. Missouri Republican pushes for pharmacists to prescribe birth control

    Rep. Sheila Soron (R-Mo.) Wednesday proposed "the ultimate pro-life bill" in the House, according to KMOV News.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 4 recent hospital outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, starting with the most recent.  By Erin Marshall -
  3. Planned Parenthood video creators surrender

    The anti-abortion activists responsible for creating "undercover" videos of Planned Parenthood have both turned themselves in to authorities and posted bond.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. HHS: 12.7 million people signed up during open enrollment

    Open enrollment ended Jan. 31, and HHS has recently revealed how many consumers signed up for coverage: approximately 12.7 million. By Erin Marshall -
  5. 9 states with the highest & lowest physician salaries

    Here are the highest and lowest paying states for physicians, according to Doximity's Career Navigator, an online resource.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. After Super Bowl Sunday, physicians in Denver and Charlotte expect a flu surge — here's why

    While Aurora, Colo.-based UC Health has been diagnosing fictitious "Broncos fever" leading up to the team's appearance in the Super Bowl, healthcare providers in Denver and Charlotte, N.C., may want to be on the lookout for a very real illness: The flu.  By Heather Punke -
  7. Care at Indian Health Service facilities is 'horrifying,' senator says during hearing

    The care provided at Indian Health Service facilities is under fire in the Senate as the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held a hearing on the federal agency Wednesday. By Heather Punke -
  8. Northwell Health to promote new brand with Super Bowl ad

    Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System, will exhibit its new advertising campaign during Super Bowl L with a 30-second spot airing in the second quarter and two 30-second ads running during the pregame coverage. By Tamara Rosin -
  9. 20 major companies band together to control cost of employee health benefits

    Twenty large companies are joining forces in an effort to stabilize the cost of providing employees with healthcare benefits, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Tamara Rosin -

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