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  1. Cleveland Clinic to close Lakewood Hospital, new outpatient center to be built

    The Lakewood Hospital Association and the Lakewood Hospital Foundation have signed a letter of intent with Cleveland Clinic to replace 108-year-old Lakewood (Ohio) Hospital with a family health center.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Mayo Clinic brings expertise to China with new joint venture

    Mayo Clinic will extend its reach to China under a joint venture agreement that will establish a company in Beijing to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency. By Molly Gamble -
  3. MedPAC will recommend site-neutral payments

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has decided to recommend a site-neutral policy, under which payments between inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities for certain post-acute services would be eliminated, according to a report by McKnight's Long-Term Care News.  By Kelly Gooch -

How mobile apps can reduce preventable readmissions 

This new whitepaper presents: efficient mobile strategies for readmission reduction; three apps to target readmissions your organization can launch in weeks; and six best practices for building cost-effective hospital mobile apps.  
  1. 80 jobs cut at Waterbury Hospital after failed Tenet deal

    Weeks after a deal fell through with Tenet Healthcare, Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital has shared plans to eliminate 80 full-time equivalent positions from its workforce, according to a Hartford Courant report. By Molly Gamble -
  2. The corner office

    Each month, Becker's Hospital Review catches up with a hospital or health system CEO for a special feature called The Corner Office. Executives answer seven questions about their cities, interests outside the C-suite, favorite pieces of advice and healthcare issues that ruffle their feathers most.  By Molly Gamble and Heather Punke -
  3. Shifting gears to become a strategic CFO: Q&A with Stanford Health Care CFO Daniel Morissette

    The role of hospital and health system CFO is evolving, and successfully transitioning into a more strategic role takes a strong combination of analytical skills and people skills.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Google joins PwC's bid for DOD EHR contract

    Google has become the latest team member on PricewaterhouseCoopers' bid for the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization EHR contract. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

How Americans view healthcare 

A recent study released by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals how Americans view healthcare by exploring the perceptions of consumers and providers among three main trends. 
  1. Early evaluation shows lack of success in government lab experiment to reduce readmissions

    An early evaluation of the Community-based Care Transitions Program, a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act test initiated by CMS in 2011 aimed at reducing the number of hospital readmissions by high-risk Medicare beneficiaries, shows the program has not always had success.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Nearly 80% of eligible hospitals attested to MU2 in 2014

    In 2014, 56 percent of eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals were eligible for meaningful use stage 2. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Measles scare temporarily shuts down Grossmont Hospital urgent care clinic

    An urgent care clinic on the campus of La Mesa, Calif.-based Grossmont Hospital was shut down for a few hours Wednesday after five people displaying measles symptoms arrived at the clinic, according to a report by La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch. By Heather Punke -
  4. 4 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month

    Four hospitals and health systems received a credit downgrade during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -

Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
  1. Southwest Georgia Medical Center names CEO/CNO

    Southwest Georgia Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Cuthbert that is part of Albany, Ga.-based Phoebe Putney Health System, has a new CEO and CNO: Kim Gilman, RN. By Heather Punke -
  2. Singing River Health System trustees refuse to step down

    Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System's six remaining trustees are refusing to resign, even after the Jackson County Board of Supervisors asked them to step down, according to a Sun Herald report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Aetna raises membership outlook, previews Q4 financial results

    Health insurer Aetna has announced it expects its total medical membership for 2014 to be more than 23.4 million, up from 22.2 million members in 2013, according to an Investor's Business Daily report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. State denies Level I trauma status for Creighton University Medical Center

    The Nebraska health department has denied an application from CHI Health to attain Level I trauma center status at its Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, according to a Kearney Hub report. By Molly Gamble -
  5. Officials criticize emergency care at NewYork-Presbyterian

    Two New York officials issued a report this week criticizing the care delivered in NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's emergency department, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  By Molly Gamble -
  6. Best healthcare jobs of 2015

    Healthcare jobs topped the list of U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs of 2015 — securing seven of the top 10 spots.  By Emily Rappleye -
  7. Viewpoint: 4 reasons wearable devices don't change health behaviors

    Wearable devices aiming to help people improve their health behaviors may not be driving change, according to an op-ed published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.  By Emily Rappleye -
  8. CEO of Temple's Jeanes Hospital to step down

    Linda Grass is stepping down from her role as CEO of Jeanes Hospital, part of Philadelphia-based Temple University Health System, in March. By Molly Gamble -
  9. Clinical documentation improvement guidelines from ACP

    The American College of Physicians issued an official list of recommendations to improve clinical documentation in hospitals.  By Emily Rappleye -

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