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  1. Texas hospital names new CEO: 4 things to know

    Denton (Texas) Regional Medical Center has named Steven Edgar president and CEO, effective Aug. 22.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Study finds ACA actually lowered individual premiums

    Average premiums in the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplace were 10 to 21 percent lower in the first year of the law's implementation, even while providing better coverage, according to a recent analysis conducted by Health Affairs.   By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Advanced practice clinician hires more than doubling in 2016

    Advanced practice clinician placements are on track to double that of last year, according to The Medicus Firm, a physician staffing services company.     By Emily Rappleye -

Staffing improvements yield $2 million in annual savings

Tulsa, Okla.-based Hillcrest HealthCare streamlines staffing, system-wide, enabling better financial outcomes and improved staff morale.
  1. 8 hospitals planning facility upgrades, expansions

    The following hospitals announced plans to expand, upgrade or renovate their facilities in the last week.  By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Clinton proposes new tax to pay for healthcare, education

    Hillary Clinton plans to offset the costs of her healthcare and education proposals with a 3.8 percent surtax on investment income and wages for high earners, her campaign told the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.   By Emily Rappleye -
  3. NBA Players Association to fund retired players' health insurance

    Basketball players in the NBA voted unanimously to fund health insurance for retired players with at least three years in the league at a union meeting Wednesday.   By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Ala. governor proposes lottery to aid state financial pressures, Medicaid

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) plans to call a special session of the Legislature to consider a proposal to help fund state services, according to By Tamara Rosin -

Remote pharmacy services: Getting more than you expect from an RPS partnership

Understand how you can leverage remote pharmacy services, create a lasting partnership, discover opportunities for increased performance and patient satisfaction, and identify additional benefits of using RPS.
  1. Beth Israel Deaconess moves forward with 2 hospital affiliations

    Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's plan to establish closer ties with two hospitals — Framingham, Mass.-based MetroWest Medical Center and Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital — has garnered support from the state's watchdog agency Wednesday, according to The Boston Globe. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. EHR go-live does not adversely impact patient safety, new study finds

    While switching to an electronic health records system can create significant workplace challenges during the transitional period, the chaotic go-live, single-day switch does not adversely impact patient safety, according to a new study published in The BMJ. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. 4 ways IBM is helping the fight against Zika

    International Business Machines, based in Armonk, N.Y., is joining global health officials in the fight against Zika by offering its technology, resources and expertise to track the spread of the virus, according to Reuters.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. IHS hospitals seek Joint Commission accreditation in 8 states

    The Indian Health Service on Wednesday entered a one-year contract with the Joint Commission to improve the quality of care and patient safety at government-run hospitals in eight states, according to Argus Leader.  By Mackenzie Bean -

Financing acquisitions: Top strategies for today's healthcare providers

This white paper explores the state of M&A activity in the healthcare provider industry, what’s driving it and, importantly, the top strategies today’s healthcare leaders should use to evaluate their M&A financing options.
  1. Where are the hospitals that received 1 star from CMS?

    The 129 hospitals that received a one-star rating from CMS' new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program are located in 26 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. By Heather Punke -
  2. FDA considers policy change for gay blood donors

    The Food and Drug Administration welcomed discussion about possible changes to its blood donor deferral recommendations by posting a request for comments on the Federal Registrar on Tuesday.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. HHS forms international partnership to develop new antibiotics: 10 things to know

    HHS has announced the formation of a public-private partnership with the Wellcome Trust of London, the AMR Centre of Alderley Park in the U.K., and Boston University School of Law that will focus on discovering and developing new antimicrobial products and combating antibiotic resistance. By Heather Punke -
  4. American Well CEO: For telehealth, 2016 will be the year we all remember

    Imagine opening your medicine cabinet above the bathroom sink in the morning. One shelf is littered with a toothbrush, mouthwash, a spool of floss and a bottle of aspirin. A jar of q-tips, a razor and a box of bandaids sit on another. And on the last shelf, a miniature physician in clean whites holds a tiny tablet, smiles at you, and asks "How are you feeling feeling this morning?"  By Max Green -
  5. From paper-based to digital payment programs: Why more hospitals are making the leap for business-to-business payments

    The sun is setting on paper-based payments in healthcare, prompting many healthcare organizations to digitize their business-to-business payment functions. By Brooke Murphy -
  6. 5 latest CFO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following hospital and health system CFO moves were reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Moody's affirms outlook on nonprofit healthcare sector

    Moody's Investors Service has affirmed its stable outlook on the nonprofit healthcare and hospital sector.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. HCA sees profit rise as patient volume grows

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings reported revenue of $10.3 billion in the second quarter of 2016, up 4.3 percent from $9.9 billion in the same period of 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  9. Ascension names CFO of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

    St. Louis-based Ascension has named Sean Mills CFO of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y., part of the Ascension Binghamton Ministry Market.  By Ayla Ellison -

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