Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 10 best cities for nurses

    Sunbelt Staffing ranked the 10 best places for nurses to live and work in.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. Your hospital's medical staff bylaws may be creating undue medical staff burden — here's why

    Reviewing and updating medical staff bylaws is a strategic priority for hospitals and healthcare systems aiming to provide high-quality clinical care in the time of value-based medicine.  By Brooke Murphy -
  3. 96% of older Americans want Medicare to negotiate drug costs: 4 survey findings

    A majority of Americans over age 50 oppose measures in the House-proposed ACA replacement bill that would drive up healthcare costs for older individuals, according to a recent AARP survey.  By Mackenzie Bean -

How Covenant Health boosted clinician productivity 20% and saved $800,000

Lessons from its successful deployment of hyperconverged virtual desktop infrastructure.
  1. Mercy Medical Center President Dr. Scott Wolf abruptly resigns

    Scott Wolf, DO, president of Springfield, Mass.-based Mercy Medical Center and its affiliated services, is resigning, effective March 31, 2017. The medical center and its affiliated services are a part of Trinity Health-New England, a member of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Georgia-based Memorial Health taps Kerry Watson to serve as interim CEO: 4 things to know

    Savannah, Ga.-based Memorial Health named Kerry Watson interim CEO, effective April 2017.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. 10 thoughts on hospitals and health systems — 2017

    The following are 10 thoughts on hospitals and health systems so far in 2017.   By Scott Becker and Morgan Haefner -
  4. Pharmacy owner convicted of racketeering, acquitted of murder

    Barry Cadden, the former pharmacist and owner of New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., was convicted Wednesday of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and more than 50 counts of mail fraud for his role in a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people, according to a report from The Boston Globe. By Brian Zimmerman -

Reducing SSIs & wrong-site surgeries

Hear from Northwell Health System's Long Island Jewish Medical Center on how they used RVA to improve compliance in their OR.
  1. New Jersey pain clinic reopens after infecting 37 patients

    The Osteo Relief Institute Jersey Shore in Wall Township, N.J., reopened on Tuesday after closing March 8 due to infections detected among the clinic's patients, according to a report from the Asbury Park Press.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Zotec extends agreement with Gainesville Radiology, Ontario Systems expands partnership with Payscout & more — 7 RCM keynotes

    Here are seven recent updates on revenue cycle management companies.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. Johns Hopkins accepts first black female into neurosurgery residency program

    Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, MD, has made history as the first black female to be accepted into the neurosurgery residency program at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, according to CNN.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Trump says Republican lawmakers could lose majority if ACA repeal fails

    President Donald Trump this week issued a warning to lawmakers to favor the American Health Care Act or potentially lose their political jobs, The New York Times reports.  By Kelly Gooch -

ACA repeal and replace: What providers should be doing

Learn the actions hospitals and health systems should take now, regardless of the form that repeal or replace takes.
  1. 15 hospitals, health systems seeking Cerner, Meditech, Epic talent

    The top three vendors hospitals use to attest to the meaningful use program are Cerner, Meditech and Epic, according to June 2016 ONC data.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Cleveland Clinic's operating income plummets 71%

    Cleveland Clinic saw revenues increase in 2016, but higher labor, supplies and pharmaceutical costs dragged down the 14-hospital system's operating income.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. 83-year-old patient checks out of NY hospital, steals ambulance

    An elderly man was arrested Tuesday after police say he signed himself out of Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y., and then stole an ambulance, according to CBS New York.    By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Sepsis drug shortage linked to increase in patient deaths: 7 study findings

    Septic shock patients treated at a hospital with an insufficient supply of the drug norepinephrine were more likely to die than those treated at a hospital not experiencing the effects of the 2011 norepinephrine drug shortage, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  5. Healthcare leaders cite cost management as top priority amid potential ACA changes: 9 survey findings

    While the Republicans' ACA repeal and replacement initiatives paint an uncertain image of the future healthcare ecosystem, hospitals and health systems are continuing to direct their energy toward managing costs and data usage, a recent Premier study found.  By Morgan Haefner -
  6. Why healthcare needs inspirational leaders and how to become one

    "If it's to be, it's up to me." By Tamara Rosin -
  7. Dr. Mary Norine Walsh tapped to lead American College of Cardiology: 6 things to know

    The American College of Cardiology has a new president — Mary Norine Walsh, MD.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. Cardiologist wait times in 15 major cities

    The average wait for a new patient seeking an appointment with a cardiologist in a major metropolitan area is 21.1 days, according to a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins.  By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Study: Physicians feel pressured to provide unnecessary care for VIP patients

    Physicians often feel pressure from patients' family members and hospital leaders to provide extra, unnecessary care to high-profile patients, according to a recent study.  By Emily Rappleye -

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