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  1. US healthcare worst in the developed world, study finds

    A study by the Commonwealth Fund investigating healthcare in the world's 11 most developed nations ranks the U.S. as the worst of the group.  By Leo Vartorella -
  2. Largest Texas Medicaid assisted-living group to shutter

    Fort Worth, Texas-based Westchester Plaza, the largest assisted-living facility for Medicaid beneficiaries in the state, will close later this summer, according to a Star-Telegram report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. Nonprofit hospitals record greater revenue, less charity care spending under ACA: 7 findings

    A recent Politico analysis reveals the nation's top seven hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report experienced increased revenue under the ACA while reducing direct charity care spending.  By Kelly Gooch -

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  1. How medical scribe training has evolved

    When DeAnn Champion, MD, began working with medical scribes at Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CHI Memorial Hospital, training for those positions was much different than it is today.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Business strategy in 9 concepts

    The world is rich with theories and advice on how to build a better business. The most effective concepts I've learned can be summed up in less than three sentences. Here are nine of them.  By Scott Becker, Partner with McGuireWoods and Publisher of Becker's Healthcare -
  3. GOP healthcare bill is one opponent away from demise

    Two Republican senators have already said they would vote against a procedural motion to begin debating the GOP's new healthcare bill, which means any more Republican deferrals would spell almost-certain death for the proposed bill, according to CBS News.  By Leo Vartorella -
  4. 6 things to know about Dr. Michael Wagner, CEO of Tufts

    Michael Wagner, MD, is CEO of Boston-based Tufts Medical Center and has stepped into the spotlight this past week as the hospital found itself at the center of Boston's first nurses' strike in 30 years.  By Leo Vartorella -

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  1. 4 healthcare organizations adding jobs

    The following healthcare organizations shared plans to add jobs so far in July, starting with the most recent.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Here's physicians' No. 1 wish for healthcare legislation

    Physicians revealed their wish list for healthcare legislation in a recent survey conducted online by Toluna.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. 12 latest hospital, health system executive resignations

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following latest hospital and health system executive resignations. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Integris appoints new CIO, chief innovation officer: 4 things to know

    Oklahoma City-based Integris Health tapped Mark Pasquale to serve as CIO and Susan Dell'Osso to serve as chief innovation officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Florida-based Memorial Hospital names Bradley Talbert CEO

    Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., selected Bradley S. Talbert to serve as its new president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Top 10 US healthcare firms, as ranked by Business Review USA

    McKesson topped Business Review USA's "Top 10 United States healthcare companies" for 2017.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 45 hospital and healthcare executives outline the hospital of the future

    One hundred years from now, hospitals will be nearly unrecognizable as care moves to the outpatient setting and organizations integrate artificial intelligence, telemedicine and other IT applications to care for patients outside the walls of their institution.  By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 'Junk insurance' — healthcare's latest dreaded term

    The Senate healthcare bill unveiled last Thursday includes a proposal from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, allowing health insurers to sell health plans noncompliant with the ACA — which state insurance regulators fear will reinstate "junk insurance,"  The New York Times reports.  By Morgan Haefner -
  5. With McCain out for surgery, Senate defers vote on healthcare bill

    After Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced he is recovering from a surgery, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., put the healthcare vote on hold indefinitely.  By Emily Rappleye -
  6. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of July 10-14

    Three of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stock prices rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  7. Tufts claims protesters confronted replacement nurses during lockout

    Nurses at Boston-based Tufts Medical Center returned to work Monday morning following a 24-hour strike and subsequent days-long lockout, according to a MassLive report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  8. 2 New Hampshire VA hospital officials ousted hours after Boston Globe publishes investigative report on safety issues

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, on Sunday ordered the removal of the top two officials at Manchester (N.H.) VA Medical Center and called for a thorough investigation of the facility, reports The Boston Globe.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  9. Vanderbilt University Medical Center to run 14 Walgreens clinics

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens entered into an agreement allowing a VUMC subsidiary to operate 14 Walgreens retail clinics across the state.  By Alyssa Rege -

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