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  1. Lake Region Healthcare taps Kyle Richards to lead as CEO: 6 things to know

    Fergus Fall, Minn.-based Lake Region Healthcare named Kyle Richards CEO, effective June 2017.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Dr. Daniel Napierkowski to serve as Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital president: 5 notes

    Cleveland Clinic appointed Daniel Napierkowski, MD, president of Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, Ohio, effective immediately.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 12 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced the week of May 15.  By Alyssa Rege -

How to change the customer experience

Step-by-step guide to personalize care plans and improve patient outcomes.
  1. 4 healthcare organizations adding jobs

    The following healthcare organizations shared plans to add jobs since May 4, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Roughly 700 CDC positions vacant following hiring freeze

    The CDC has hundreds of unfilled positions following a federal government hiring freeze implemented by President Donald Trump, reports The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 150 hospital and health system CFOs to know | 2017

    Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2017 edition of its "150 hospital and health system CFOs to know" list.  By Kelly Gooch, Anuja Vaidya, Alyssa Rege and Eric Oliver -
  4. 5 thoughts on whether the Trump-Russia investigations will derail healthcare reform

    Several investigations related to Russia and Washington, D.C., are beginning to unfold — one into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey, another led by a special counsel scrutinizing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, and a third looking at potential Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. With these investigations dominating the news cycle and Congress' attention, it is possible domestic initiatives, such as healthcare reform, will lose momentum from the early days of the presidency.  By Scott Becker and Emily Rappleye -

Improving children's access to care through telehealth

Nemours Children's Health System explains the requirements for a successful telehealth program.
  1. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of May 15-19

    All five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices fall last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 13 healthcare bankruptcies so far in 2017

    From reimbursement landscape challenges to dwindling patient volumes, many factors lead hospitals and other healthcare organizations to file for bankruptcy.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Democratic attorneys general take legal action to defend ACA cost-sharing subsidies

    Sixteen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in an attempt to preserve insurance subsidy payments under the ACA, according to Reuters.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 10 states with the most and fewest cardiologists

    Of the 30,271 cardiologists practicing in the United States, 3,003 of them practice in California. On the other end of the spectrum, Wyoming only has 18 licensed cardiologists, the fewest of any state in the nation.  By Laura Dyrda -

How Scripps Health transformed their call center to deliver customer-centric experiences

Guide to changing your call center and focusing on the patient.
  1. Mercy names Jeffrey Johnston regional president of eastern Missouri region: 4 takeaways

    O'Fallon, Mo.-based Mercy selected Jeffrey Johnston to serve as regional president of its eastern Missouri region. The region includes four hospitals and multiple clinic locations.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Interdisciplinary Rounds: The Key to Redesigning Care for Value

    The days of solo-physician rounding are numbered, and value-based care is hastening the end. Instead, interdisciplinary rounding is taking hold.  By Staff -
  3. 11 latest False Claims Act settlements

    The following healthcare organizations entered into settlement agreements to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act since February.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Dr. Don Berwick: 5 big missteps on the patient safety journey

    While the patient safety movement has made great strides since the late 1990s, the healthcare industry has veered off the path in a few ways during the journey, according to Don Berwick, MD.  By Heather Punke -
  5. 122 C. auris cases found in the US: 6 updates from the CDC

    Candida auris, the emerging multidrug-resistant fungus that the CDC director named a "catastrophic threat," has been isolated from 122 people in the U.S. as of May 12, according to the CDC.  By Heather Punke -
  6. 22 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. UChicago Medicine joins Google effort to reduce readmissions with AI, EHRs

    University of Chicago Medicine and Google will join forces to investigate how historical patient data stored in EHRs can improve future health outcomes.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  8. Bipartisan bill calls for transparency in federal stockpiling of IT flaws post-WannaCry

    Five lawmakers on May 17 introduced bipartisan legislation to add transparency measures to the federal government's policies for addressing IT vulnerabilities.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. Missouri hospital and clinic to pay $34M to settle false billing allegations

    Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.) and Mercy Clinic Springfield (Mo.) Communities have agreed to pay the federal government $34 million to resolve allegations they violated the False Claims Act, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -

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