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  1. How Georgia has solidified itself as the country's health IT capital

    When thinking of centers of health IT activity, images of Silicon Valley, New York City and Verona, Wis., likely come to mind. But perhaps missing from the list of health IT hotspots is the state of Georgia, which deems itself the nation's health IT capital.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits, settlements

    From an AIDS foundation being hit with a $20 million kickback lawsuit to two major manufacturers of ultraviolet disinfection robots battling in court over advertisements, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits and settlements.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Week in review: 12 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 Tamara Rosin -

Boost Patient Satisfaction Scores in Your ED

ED staffing and management expert ECI Healthcare Partners shares 10 tools and techniques proven to spur immediate and lasting improvements in your patients’ ED experience.
  1. Optum acquires urgent care company

    UnitedHealth Group's Optum division has acquired MedExpress, an operator of urgent care clinics across the nation.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Ebola patient discharged from NIH in good condition

    After being treated for nearly a month at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Md., the American healthcare worker transported from Sierra Leone with Ebola virus has been discharged in good condition.  By Shannon Barnet -
  3. 5 unique hospital, health system construction projects

      A hospital in Joplin, Mo., opened nearly four years after a tornado tore through the area, while another new hospital is filled every day by 4,000 employees, staff, students and patients — and 25 robots. Another hospital project is getting some help from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, MD.  By Kelly Gooch and Elizabeth Earl -
  4. Sierra Providence Health Network CEO to run Tenet's Texas Region

    Eric Evans, CEO of El Paso, Texas-based Sierra Providence Health Network, is leaving to lead Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare's Texas Region, according to the El Paso Times. By Tamara Rosin -

Ways to drive incremental savings

When you think of direct freight management, do you only think of negotiated rates? Negotiating rates is just one small piece of the puzzle -- the real savings are driven by program participation, mode optimization and predictive analytics.
  1. 3 unique management practices: A new take on firing, salary negotiation and employee benefits

    Bosses can usually turn to a general management playbook to set basic rules and expectations for employees, but some leaders push the envelope with their experimental management practices. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University launch executive MBA program

    The Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University have launched The Cleveland Clinic-Weatherhead Executive MBA, a master's degree program with a focus on healthcare, according to By Tamara Rosin -
  3. PeaceHealth CFO Kevin Walstrom resigns

    Kevin Walstrom, Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth's CFO, will leave the system May 7, according to the Portland Business Journal. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. Cullman Regional Medical Center names James Clements CEO

    Cullman (Ala.) Regional Medical Center has named James Clements president and CEO, according to the Cullman Times. By Tamara Rosin -
  1. Citizens Medical Center negotiates mutual separation with CEO

    Victoria, Texas-based Citizens Medical Center CEO Stephen Thames will be stepping down from his position, following negotiations Thursday morning for a mutual separation agreement with hospital board members, according to the Victoria Advocate.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Union accuses University of Chicago Medicine of bargaining in bad faith

    National Nurses United is making a number of allegations against University of Chicago Medicine, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. VA wait times have not improved, despite efforts

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has largely fallen short of its goal to see patients within 30 days of the preferred time of care, despite that the system has hired 8,000 employees between April and December, started opening new health centers and added the Choice program, according to The Associated Press.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. UV robots go to court: Clorox, Xenex feuding

    Two major manufacturers of ultraviolet disinfection robots — Xenex Disinfection Services and Clorox — are feuding over claims made in advertisements, resulting in Xenex taking Clorox to court. By Heather Punke -
  5. UnitedHealthcare, Scotland Health ink new deal

    Health insurer UnitedHealthcare and Laurinburg, N.C.-based Scotland Health Care System have entered into a new agreement, according to a Laurinburg Exchange report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. UPMC threatens to block Medicare Advantage access for Highmark members

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC and health insurer Highmark are continuing to battle, and UPMC has said it will cut off Medicare Advantage access for Highmark members unless certain conditions are met, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Emdeon considers IPO, Leidos 4Q revenue down 9%, MedAssets adds C-suite members, Precyse helps generate 1k jobs & more – 7 key notes on revenue cycle management companies

    Here are seven recent news updates on key players in the healthcare revenue cycle management space. By Carrie Pallardy -
  8. 7 recent hospital CNO, CMO moves

    The following seven hospital CNOs, CMOs and chief quality and patient safety officers were on the move recently. The following moves were covered by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks, starting with the most recent.  By Heather Punke -
  9. Inside the Epic, IBM, Impact Advisors DOD EHR bid

    This story is the first in a series of three containing interviews with the three teams contending for the Department of Defense's Healthcare Management System Modernization project bid.  By Elizabeth Earl -


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