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  1. 5 latest hospital, health system executive resignations

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive resignations in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Terre Haute Regional Hospital names Nathan Vooys CEO: 3 takeaways

    Terre Haute (Ind.) Regional Hospital tapped Nathan Vooys to serve as CEO, according to an Inside Indiana Business report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 4 latest HIPAA settlements

    The following HIPAA settlements were reported within the past eight weeks on Becker's Hospital Review. They are listed here in reverse chronological order from when they were reported. By Erin Dietsche -

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  1. These 10 people are helping create the hospital of the future

    Wired and HP have worked together to find 10 individuals who are rethinking the modern day hospital, whether through IT initiatives or improved means of waste management. By Erin Dietsche -
  2. Are physicians the ideal hospital leaders? 4 key notes

    Several studies suggest that when physicians are at a hospital's helm, the hospital is more likely to be successful, according to a Harvard Business Review article.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Surgeon donates kidney to fellow physician at Hoag

    When anesthesiologist Brian Dunn, MD, went into liver failure last year, a fellow surgeon at Newport, Calif.-based Hoag Health System gave him an exceptional gift: a new kidney.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Why pharmacists can't speak up when they know customers are overpaying for drugs

    Patients can often pay less for their generic medications if they sidestep insurance and pay out of pocket, but contracts with pharmacy benefit managers forbid pharmacists from telling customers this, reports Chicago Tribune.  By Mackenzie Bean -

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  1. 6 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From the co-founder of a physician-owned hospital in Dallas pleading guilty in a kickback case to a surgeon being sentenced to life in prison for maiming a patient, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements making headlines.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Owner of medical supply company gets 27 years for fraud

    Daniel Thomason Smith, owner of DTS Medical Supply in Devine, Texas, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for his role in a $3.5 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to the Department of Justice.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia appoints president

    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, a subsidiary of Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, named Jim Simpson president.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. 10 hospitals seeking RCM talent

    As hospitals and health systems juggle new compliance issues under the ACA and implement new payment models as the industry transitions away from fee-for-service medicine, many institutions are looking to strengthen their financial management arms.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. RCM vendor leaders to know in 2017

    Here are 10 top revenue cycle management leaders at healthcare vendors.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. 11 must-reads for healthcare leaders

    Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. ACA replacement plan could cost states billions, leave millions uninsured: 3 things to know

    Governors received an analysis last weekend highlighting how changes to the ACA could affect their states, The Washington Post reports.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital taps Jason Wells as CEO: 4 things to know

    Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif., appointed Jason Wells president and CEO, effective March 28, 2017, according to a Willits News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. DMC's Huron Valley Sinai Hospital CEO Karen Fordham resigns

    Karen Fordham, president and CEO of Detroit Medical Center's Huron Valley Sinai Hospital in Commerce, Mich., has resigned, according to a Crain's Detroit Business report. Ms. Fordham has served in the role since 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Coliseum Health System names Elmer Polite CFO: 3 notes

    Macon, Ga.-based Coliseum Health System selected Elmer Polite to serve as CFO, according to a report by The Telegraph.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  7. Former VA nursing assistant charged with negligent homicide in death of patient

    A former nursing assistant with Alexandria (La.) Veteran's Affairs Medical Center was indicted for negligent homicide by a Rapides Parish grand jury on Feb. 14 for his alleged role in the death of a patient in 2013, according to a report from KALB. By Brian Zimmerman -
  8. Mayo Clinic's operating income drops 9.8%: 7 things to know

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic saw its operating income fall from $526 million in 2015 to $475 million in 2016, reflecting increased costs associated with growing its workforce and providing uncompensated care to patients in Medicaid programs.   By Morgan Haefner -
  9. Vanderbilt UMC hit with data breach during Epic EHR implementation

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center is notifying 3,247 patients that their medical information was accessed by unauthorized individuals, according to The Tennessean. By Erin Dietsche -

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