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  1. CHS to sell Dallas Regional Medical Center to Prime Healthcare

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has signed a definitive agreement to sell Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas, and its related outpatient services to Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. McLaren Greater Lansing hospital names Thomas Mee CEO

    McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.) hospital has named Thomas Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, president and CEO. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Quincy Medical Center closure delayed

    In hot water with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Boston-based Steward Health Care System has decided to push back closing Quincy (Mass.) Medical Center until February of next year, according to a Boston Herald report.  By Ayla Ellison -

Information governance in healthcare

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Today, healthcare is increasingly impacted by technological change. The emergence of the electronic health record (EHR), the increased use of business intelligence and data analytics, an increasing emphasis on quality reporting, and the evolution of mobile and hand-held technology all contribute to an increase in information - in multiple formats - in multiple places - with multiple uses.
  1. Allina Health reports financial results for Q3: 5 things to know

    Minneapolis-based Allina Health's revenue for the third quarter of this year was $912.2 million, up from $856.3 million for the third quarter of 2013.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Nebraska Medical Center spent $1.16M treating Ebola patients

    It costs approximately $30,000 a day to treat a single Ebola patient, and Omaha-based Nebraska Medical Center spent about $1.16 million treating the first two patients sent to the hospital with the virus, according to an NBC News report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Banner Health's operating surplus increases to $228.8M

    Phoenix-based nonprofit system Banner Health reported a $228.8 million operating surplus for the nine months ended Sept. 30, up from the $196.1 million operating surplus it posted for the same period of 2013, according to unaudited third-quarter financial results.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Court upholds Walgreens' $1.4M penalty after pharmacist accesses data for personal paternity lawsuit

    Walgreens faces a $1.4 million penalty after one of its employees improperly accessed and shared confidential medical information about a client, according to an Indy Star report. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

5 Practices for Labor Cost & Care Quality 

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  1. 8 latest CNO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following eight CNO moves have been announced since September, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  2. 11 days left for MU attestation, hardship exemption

    The meaningful use attestation deadline is approaching. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Winter storm in New York impacts hospital staffing

    A major winter storm dumped several feet of snow in the Buffalo, N.Y., area, and local hospitals are having a difficult time staying staffed as the snow keeps employees from work. By Heather Punke -
  4. Join Lou Holtz + the best minds in the hospital and health industry at Becker's Hospital Review 6th Annual Meeting

    Don't miss your chance to see Lou Holtz and network with over 80 hospital and health system CEOs at our 6th Annual Meeting taking place on May 7-9, 2015 in Chicago!  By Natalie Leoni -

The New PPACA Payments Environment

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The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is playing a major role in moving the healthcare industry to greater reliance on electronic payments and administration.
  1. Why one community health system joined a public exchange

    With open enrollment underway again, one mid-sized community health system decided to join a public exchange to prepare for the future of healthcare.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Is executive compensation aligned with health system strategy? 10 findings

    Executive compensation is one area under significant attention as healthcare providers implement new strategies to aid the transition from volume to value-based care, especially in the face of declining reimbursements, tightening operational margins and increased rates of leadership turnover, according to the 2014 Executive Compensation Survey report by HealthLeaders Media Intelligence.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Is the physician shortage real? 5 things to consider

    Despite widespread claims in the medical community that the United States is facing a serious physician shortage, more health economists and analysts are refuting the idea, according to NPR.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. Banner Health to acquire UA Health Network in January

    The Tucson-based University of Arizona Health Network merger with Phoenix-based Banner Health is set to close on Jan. 31, 2015, making Banner the state's largest private employer, according to the Arizona Daily Star.  By Emily Rappleye -
  5. Hawaii Health Systems names Dr. Linda Rosen CEO

    Hawaii Health Systems, headquartered in Honolulu, has named Linda Rosen, MD, the new CEO beginning Dec. 16, according to a recent report in Pacific Business News. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Which states need the most primary care physicians to end their shortage?

    There are nearly 6,100 total primary care health professional shortage area designations in the United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's most recent report.  By Shannon Barnet -
  7. Summa Health names Dr. Thomas Malone CEO

    Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health System has named Thomas Malone, MD, MBA, president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. By Tamara Rosin -
  8. MHS Health Wisconsin partners with Integrated Health Network for commercial health insurance

    Milwaukee-based managed health company MHS Health Wisconsin signed an agreement with Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin (Brookfield) to provide a new line of health insurance plans, which will be available on the Health Insurance Marketplace, according to a company release.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. 5 traits of "the most ambitious CEO in the universe"

    Fortune has pegged Google's Larry Page, 42, as the most ambitious CEO in the universe. What does he do differently? (Aside from innovating ingestible nanoparticles that may rewrite the rules of modern medicine and designing balloons that can beam down broadband signals, that is.) By Molly Gamble -

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