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  1. Aetna raises membership outlook, previews Q4 financial results

    Health insurer Aetna has announced it expects its total medical membership for 2014 to be more than 23.4 million, up from 22.2 million members in 2013, according to an Investor's Business Daily report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. State denies Level I trauma status for Creighton University Medical Center

    The Nebraska health department has denied an application from CHI Health to attain Level I trauma center status at its Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, according to a Kearney Hub report. By Molly Gamble -
  3. Officials criticize emergency care at NewYork-Presbyterian

    Two New York officials issued a report this week criticizing the care delivered in NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's emergency department, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  By Molly Gamble -

How mobile apps can reduce preventable readmissions 

This new whitepaper presents: efficient mobile strategies for readmission reduction; three apps to target readmissions your organization can launch in weeks; and six best practices for building cost-effective hospital mobile apps.  
  1. Best healthcare jobs of 2015

    Healthcare jobs topped the list of U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs of 2015 — securing seven of the top 10 spots.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Viewpoint: 4 reasons wearable devices don't change health behaviors

    Wearable devices aiming to help people improve their health behaviors may not be driving change, according to an op-ed published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. CEO of Temple's Jeanes Hospital to step down

    Linda Grass is stepping down from her role as CEO of Jeanes Hospital, part of Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System, in March. By Molly Gamble -
  4. Clinical documentation improvement guidelines from ACP

    The American College of Physicians issued an official list of recommendations to improve clinical documentation in hospitals.  By Emily Rappleye -

How Americans view healthcare 

A recent study released by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals how Americans view healthcare by exploring the perceptions of consumers and providers among three main trends. 
  1. McKesson launches IT solution for community hospitals

    McKesson announced today the launch of Paragon Community Plus, an IT solution designed specifically for community hospitals.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 14 latest CEO moves in hospitals, health systems

    The following moves among hospital and health system presidents and CEOs were announced or implemented in the past week, beginning with the most recent.  By Molly Gamble -
  3. Emory Healthcare names CEOs for 2 hospitals

    Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare has new CEOs at two of its hospitals. By Molly Gamble -
  4. 5 cybersecurity trends in healthcare

    Hospitals and health systems are increasingly being targeted by cyberattackers looking to gain valuable identification information. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
  1. President Obama calls for improved cybersecurity legislation

    President Obama has introduced three legislative proposals that would bolster cybersecurity efforts and protection, according to the White House. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Montana's Community Medical Center $75M sale approved by attorney general

    Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has approved the sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., to a joint business venture between Billings (Mont.) Clinic and Brentwood, Tenn.-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Why CoOportunity Health failed

    Financially troubled Iowa health insurance cooperative CoOportunity Health has collapsed, according to an NPR-Kaiser Health News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. HCA appoints Lyn Ketelsen to chief patient experience officer

    Hospital Corporation of America Holdings has appointed Lyn Ketelsen, RN, as the organization's first chief patient experience officer.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. Harris Health System laying off 113 employees

    Houston-based Harris Health System has announced that it will lay off 113 employees and leave an additional 149 open positions unfilled, according to a Houston Chronicle report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. HCA's $1B deal is good news for junk bonds

    There is good news for the high-yield bond market, as Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings has sold $1 billion in junk bonds, according to a Bloomberg report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. UCLA Health CEO to take top spot at Duke University Health System

    Duke University Health System has named its new president and CEO: Eugene Washington, MD, the current CEO of UCLA Health System.  By Molly Gamble -
  8. Trinity Health, Heritage Provider Network form population health joint venture

    Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health and Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Provider Network announced today an agreement to form a population health joint venture, called Trinity Health Partners.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Dr. Kenneth Sable new president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center

    Kenneth Sable, MD, has assumed his new role as president of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. By Molly Gamble -

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