Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Can AI improve cancer care in remote areas? 3 questions with Dr. Andrew Norden of IBM Watson Health

    IBM has rolled out its oncology-focused clinical decision support platform in more than 55 countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe and Australia since striking an agreement to develop the technology with New York City-based Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2012.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 7 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. Deloitte: Many states establishing Medicaid APMs, but few evaluated for effects on outcomes

    Many states are pursuing various Medicaid alternative payment models; however, often APMs' affect on cost of care and health outcomes remains unclear, Deloitte reported in a recent policy brief.  By Morgan Haefner -

Are you vulnerable to cyber criminals?

Hackers are now organized criminals with sophisticated tools, and they're looking for patient data.
  1. 17 organizations sign 5-year contract to transition Massachusetts' Medicaid program to ACOs

    Seventeen healthcare organizations agreed to participate in restructuring Massachusetts' Medicaid program into ACOs.  By Morgan Haefner -
  2. Week in review: 9 biggest healthcare stories this week

    Stay in the know with Becker's Hospital Review's weekly roundup of the nation's biggest healthcare news. Here's what you need to know this week.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. 10 recent hospital, health system outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system credit rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alia Paavola -
  4. The 3 most-read transactions and valuations stories this week

    The following were among the most-viewed transactions and valuations stories published by Becker's Hospital Review the week of Aug. 14.   By Alyssa Rege -

How to identify adult immunization challenges and increase vaccination coverage

Take an evidence-based approach to improve adult immunization rates — key initiatives and strategies.
  1. Brigham and Women's to pay up to $90M in 1.2k staff contract buyouts to avoid layoffs

    Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital officials said the institution will pay as much as $90 million to buy out employees' contracts and avoid additional staff reductions, according to the Boston Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Sebelius: Trump administration still sabotaging ACA

    Though Congressional attempts to repeal and replace the ACA have stalled for the moment, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius believes President Donald Trump's administration is still trying to sabotage the ACA, according to KCUR.  By Leo Vartorella -
  3. Michigan governor creates state panel to address opioid crisis

    Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive Tuesday establishing a special opioid council to bolster Michigan's response to the opioid crisis.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. 30 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 -

How to differentiate between 3rd party agreements and managed care contracts

Key thoughts to avoid lower reimbursements.
  1. UK Biotech seeks funding for development of superbug antibiotics

    Brighton, U.K.-based Destiny Pharma aims to generate $12.9 million in new equity to develop drugs to fight antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in hospitals, according to Reuters.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Mercy Health hires new regional chief strategy officer: 4 notes

    Muskegon, Mich.-based Mercy Health named Kelly Smith regional chief strategy officer, according to a Grand Rapids Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Mission Health calls BCBS' removal of providers from online directory 'overt and senseless action'

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Durham removed Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health System providers from its online directory ahead of a looming Oct. 5 contract deadline, the health system reported.  By Morgan Haefner -
  4. UMass Memorial's operating income falls $23.5M

    Worcester, Mass.-based UMass Memorial Health Care saw operating income fall in the nine months ended June 30 due in part to a math error Boston-based Partners HealthCare submitted to Medicare last year.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. Adventist HealthCare sees net income more than double in first half of 2017

    Adventist HealthCare, a nonprofit health system in Gaithersburg, Md., reported net income of $11.2 million in the first six months of fiscal year 2017, compared to a net income of $5.1 million in the same period a year prior.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Data exchange on blockchain can revolutionize healthcare — How to prepare from IBM Health's Shahram Ebadollahi

    Vice President, Innovations and Chief Science Officer of IBM Watson Health Shahram Ebadollahi discusses with Becker's Hospital Review key opportunities for blockchain in healthcare.  By Laura Dyrda -
  7. 2 Tenet board members resign

    Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Board of Directors members Randy Simpson and Matt Ripperger resigned effective Aug. 17.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. South Peninsula Hospital CEO Robert Letson announces retirement: 6 things to know

    Robert Letson, CEO of South Peninsula Hospital in Homer Ark., is retiring in June 2018, according to a Homer Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Mercy Hospital St. Louis taps new president: 3 notes

    Mercy Hospital St. Louis named Steve Mackin president.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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