Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Adventist Health System elects Gary Thurber as board chairman

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System has elected Gary Thurber chair of the board of directors, effective immediately.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Facebook opens AI research center in Montreal

    Facebook is set to open its fourth artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal, Canada, reports CNBC.     By Julie Spitzer -
  3. Mayo Clinic offers first aid assistance on Amazon's Alexa

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is offering first aid advice through Amazon's digital voice assistant, Alexa, reports the Star Tribune.   By Julie Spitzer -

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  1. Wyoming senator wants CBO to analyze cost of Sanders' Medicare-for-all bill

    U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is requesting a Congressional Budget Office score on the single-payer bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Senate Wednesday.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. HHS reduces ACA outreach funding

    HHS will significantly cut funding to organizations called "navigators" that help people enroll in insurance coverage on the ACA marketplace, reports The Washington Post.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 10 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported during the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Cleveland Clinic, Tempus to apply precision medicine for patients with advanced cancer

    The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute entered into a research collaboration with Tempus, a health tech company focused on personalized oncology care.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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  1. 21 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 Leo Vartorella -
  2. 5 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the five latest drugs or medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the past week.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. FDA approves 1st app to treat substance use disorders

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has permitted the startup Pear Therapeutics to market the first medical app aiding in the treatment of substance use disorders, the agency announced Sept. 14.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  4. Trump calls single-payer bill a 'curse on the US'

    President Donald Trump called the "Medicare-for-All" bill proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a "curse on the U.S." according to The Hill.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. NorthShore CEO Mark Neaman to step down after 26 years at helm

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University Health System has announced longtime president and CEO Mark Neaman will transition from his current role to become executive chairman of the board of directors.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. From KFC to nursing: Why this woman's career path has gone viral

    Faye Lewis, RN, a nurse at Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Medical Center, posted a photo of the six employee badges she's worn since 2008 on her Facebook page Sept. 6. The post has since gone viral, reports The State Journal-Register.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Black Book: 25 top RCM software and technology vendors 2017

    Black Book has released its 2017 rankings of revenue cycle management software and technology vendors..  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Black Book: 25 top RCM outsourcing vendors 2017

    Black Book has released its 2017 rankings of revenue cycle management outsourcing vendors.  By Kelly Gooch -
  5. University of Missouri Health Care ends fiscal year with $98.5M operating surplus

    Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care recorded an operating surplus of $98.5 million in fiscal year 2017, up nearly $63 million compared to budget projections, according to a Columbia Daily Tribune report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. Week in review: 11 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 -
  7. Anthem in Missouri: 'Enormous' price differences influenced policy change for hospital-based imaging coverage

    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri in St. Louis said it stopped covering outpatient MRIs and CT scans at hospitals without prior authorization due to "enormous" price variations, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  8. Google's parent company considers $1B investment in Lyft

    Alphabet, Google's parent company, reportedly held talks with executives from Lyft about a potential $1 billion investment in the rideshare company, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.  By Alyssa Rege -
  9. SSM consolidates each hospital's philanthropic arm to form one mega-foundation with 24-member board

      St. Louis-based SSM Health revealed plans to consolidate each of its member hospital's foundations into a larger, more influential philanthropic entity to serve the entire region, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.  By Alyssa Rege -

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