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  1. An Epic go-live, the opioid crisis and more: Mass General's CNO weighs in

    Jeanette Ives Erickson, DNP, RN, is the CNO and senior vice president of patient care services at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital — one of the founding hospitals of Partner's HealthCare. Mass General has been on the front lines of many of the contemporary challenges facing healthcare today. The hospital recently went live on its Epic EHR and is currently dealing with a serious influx of patients overdosing on opioids. In the midst of these challenges, Mass General and its nursing staff continue to excel.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Trinity Health hospital to pay $107M to settle pension mismanagement lawsuit

    Hartford, Conn.-based St. Francis Hospital, part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, will pay $107 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it mismanaged its pension plan, according to Bloomberg BNA.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. OIG tags hospitals in Alabama, Kansas for incorrect billing

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital and Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., failed to comply with Medicare billing requirements for certain inpatient and outpatient claims reviewed by HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. How one NYC ambulance company is busting language barriers

    A private ambulance company in New York City has started providing emergency medical care to the city's growing population of Chinese immigrants.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 9 health systems with strong finances

    Here are nine health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions based on recent reports from Moody's Investors Service, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Entellus Medical names CFO

    Medical device maker Entellus Medical has appointed Brent Moen corporate secretary and CFO, effective immediately.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. What physicians think about the opioid crisis: 5 survey takeaways

    CDC data indicates the rate of fatal opioid overdoses in the U.S. has quadrupled since 2000 — and many physicians believe the problem comes from initiatives to make pain the "fifth vital sign," according to a survey from HealthTap.  By Emily Rappleye -

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  1. Texas hospital helps dying vet say goodbye to his horses

    A patient at San Antonio, Texas-based Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital got his last wish Saturday when he was visited by two of his horses, Ringo and Sugar, according to Fox News.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Fla. physician gets 25 years in prison for 3 overdose deaths

    A federal judge sentenced a 76-year-old physician to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who overdosed on pain medications he prescribed, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. 4 tips for how to follow through on your goals

    Execution — or the ability to complete tasks and objectives — is key to success. Not only does the ability to follow through please your boss, but it also will likely aid you in future career advancement opportunities. By Erin Marshall -
  4. Apple CEO: Healthcare is an 'enormous' opportunity for Apple

    While speaking at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam, Apple CEO Tim Cook underscored his company's interest in healthcare involvement, according to CNBC. By Erin Marshall -

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  1. BCBSNC CEO calls ACA losses 'unsustainable'

    Certain insurers — like UnitedHealth and Humana — are dropping from the Affordable Care Act exchanges due to financial losses, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina's CEO feels no differently, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. By Erin Marshall -
  2. Partners, Neighborhood Health name first VP of population health finance

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare and its insurer, Neighborhood Health Plan, have created a new executive position: vice president of population health finance. By Brooke Murphy -
  3. Number of shootings in Chicago 50% higher than last year at 1,382

    The number of people who have been shot in Chicago so far this year is 50 percent higher than this time last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. These numbers present a cause for alarm as the city prepares for summer, which has historically been its most violent period. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Husband and wife sentenced to prison for bilking $2.7M from Sheppard Pratt Health System through IT company

    A husband and wife have been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to pilfering $2.7 million from Towson, Md.-based Sheppard Pratt Health System by billing it for IT services through a company the couple controlled, according to the Towson Patch. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. Judge blocks Ohio law that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood

    In a Monday ruling, a federal judge in Cincinnati temporarily blocked the passage of a state law that would have defunded 28 Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio, according to Reuters. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. ACHE's Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program now accepting applications

    The American College of Healthcare Executives is now accepting applications to its Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program, which supports diversity and inclusion in senior healthcare leadership. Six scholars will gain positions with the EDP. By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Study: Despite critical need, most Americans unlikely to enroll in clinical trials

    Despite the importance of clinical trials to the development of lifesaving medications, the majority of Americans are unlikely to enroll in a clinical trial. According to a survey of more than 1,500 consumers and nearly 600 physicians, only 35 percent of Americans indicated they were "likely" to enroll in a clinical trial. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. Iowa insurance commissioner sues feds over failed co-op

    Iowa insurance commissioner Nick Gerhart has filed suit against HHS and CMS, alleging federal health officials are withholding $20 million owed to a failed Iowa health insurance co-op, reports Insurance Journal. By Brooke Murphy -
  9. 6 Iowa hospitals with the cleanest rooms, as reported by patients

    The following is a list of hospitals in Iowa for which 86 percent or more of patients reported on their HCAHPS surveys that their room and bathroom were "always" clean. By Heather Punke -

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