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  1. Word from the C-suite: 'We must continue to innovate' amid potential changes to US healthcare

    Johnson & Johnson's CEO said he believes pharmaceutical, medical technology and healthcare companies should continue to emphasize innovation amid challenges that may arise from potential changes to the ACA.  By Alyssa Rege -
  2. Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare selects Tracey Lewis Taylor to serve as COO: 4 notes

    Pleasanton, Calif.-based Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare appointed Tracey Lewis Taylor COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Baptist Health CEO Steve Hanson departs

    Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health CEO Steve Hanson is leaving his post, effective immediately. He was named CEO in March 2013.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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

Lessons from its successful deployment of hyperconverged virtual desktop infrastructure.
  1. OIG: Sutter Health hospital's errors caused $5.4M in Medicare overpayments

    Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, Calif., part of Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health, failed to comply with all Medicare requirements for reporting wage data in its fiscal year 2010 cost report, according to HHS' Office of Inspector General.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. 5 health systems with strong finances

    Here are five health systems with strong operational metrics and solid financial positions according to recent reports from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Banner Health closes clinic as community need shifts

    Phoenix-based Banner Health closed its obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Casa Grande, Ariz., Feb. 16.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. 15 things to know about hospital billing and patient payments

    Hospitals across the nation are exploring ways to capture more revenue to succeed in the current challenging economic environment. At the same time, many patients are facing unexpected medical bills and having trouble paying for their care.  By Ayla Ellison -

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. How hospitals, physicians and health systems can leverage advanced analytics to reduce claim denials, strengthen financial performance

    Hospitals, physicians and health systems are operating in a challenging economic environment characterized by ever-changing payer contracts and increasingly complex payment models. To maintain fiscal strength, healthcare organizations must develop and implement an effective revenue cycle management strategy that includes a process to address the unnecessary revenue loss caused by insurance claim denials.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Physicians weigh ethics of expensive surgery for opioid addicts

    Treating intravenous drug users for endocarditis — inflammation of the heart valve related to infection — is putting physicians in harrowing ethical territory, according to a report from NPR. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Global warming could increase number of diabetes cases by 100k annually, study suggests

    A 1-degree Celsius outdoor temperature increase would result in more than 100,000 new diabetes cases per year, based on a 2015 U.S. population of nearly 322 million people, a new study suggests.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. Hospitals and unions: 5 recent conflicts, agreements

    The following is a roundup of recent events pertaining to hospital-union relationships, including strikes, legal battles, rallies and contract agreements.  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. Queen of the Valley Medical Center appoints Larry Coomes permanent chief executive: 4 takeaways

    Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, Calif., dropped the 'interim' from Chief Executive Larry Coomes' title.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Hospital stocks performing well in 2017, even as healthcare debate continues

    Healthcare stocks have improved performance in 2017 compared to the same period last year, reports USA Today.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. North Mississippi Health Services' new CFO is Sharon Nobles: 3 notes

    North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo appointed Sharon Nobles system CFO, according to a Daily Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Boone County Health Center names Rita Liss CFO: 4 things to know

    Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb., selected Rita Liss to serve as CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Viewpoint: The ACA and AHCA both fall short — here's what insurance markets need

    With roughly 20 million Americans depending on insurance markets to obtain individual health plans, their functioning is essential to the U.S. health system and is central to the debate surrounding congressional Republicans' plans to repeal the ACA. By Tamara Rosin -
  6. Do drugmakers profit from price hikes? Eli Lilly's new report says 'no'

    Eli Lilly on Monday released the "2016 Lilly Integrated Summary Report," which details information on the company's drug pricing procedures.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  7. Less than 40% of patient advocacy groups have favorable view of pharma industry

    A new report conducted by Patient View explores the corporate reputation of the pharmacy industry from the patient perspective.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  8. John Fleming to join HHS as deputy assistant secretary of health technology

    Former U.S. Rep. John Fleming, MD, R-La., accepted a position as deputy assistant secretary for health technology in HHS under President Donald Trump's administration, according to  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  9. Insiders responsible for 58% of healthcare data breaches in February: 5 insights

    February saw 31 healthcare breach incidents, representing 206,151 impacted patient records, according to a Protenus report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

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