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  1. UPMC, Jameson Health approve definitive merger agreement

    The boards of directors of Jameson Health System, based in New Castle, Pa., and Pittsburgh-based UPMC have formally approved a definitive agreement to merge Jameson Health into the UPMC network.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Florida physician forced to close doors over mistaken identity

    A physician in West Palm Beach, Fla., had to temporarily close his office doors after he was mistaken for a dead New York surgeon with the same name who was convicted of Medicare fraud, according to a WPBF report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Opinion: Healthcare has no incentive to keep patient data secure

    Experts largely agree: Healthcare hacks are going to happen, and the rate and severity of breaches are only expected to increase. By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Cerner ranked best EHR-based HIE

    Black Book Rankings has released its Health Information Exchange market research report, which includes ranking HIE vendors in their respective specialty categories. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. Why one physician is forgoing EHRs

    Six years ago, on Feb. 17, 2009, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion economic stimulus package that, among other things, authorized CMS to implement the meaningful use program.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. 7 hospitals receive credit downgrades in past month

    Seven hospitals and health systems received a credit downgrade during the past month, according to a report from HFA Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. UnitedHealthcare dropping Carolinas HealthCare System

    As of Feb. 28, Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System physicians and hospitals are set to no longer be considered in-network for UnitedHealthcare members, according to The Post and Courier.  By Ayla Ellison -

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  1. Mercy Health CEO sues SEIU for defamation

    Michael Connelly, president and CEO of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, has filed a defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuit against Service Employees International Union No. 1199, according to a USA Today report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  2. Partners HealthCare's operating income spikes to $74M

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare's operating income grew 62.7 percent to $74 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2015, reflecting growth in both provider and insurance activities.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Trends in the RCM environment: Q&A with Greenberg Advisors' CEO

    Revenue cycle plays a vital role at hospitals, especially with coding and reimbursement changes that are taking place in the healthcare industry. At a financially distressed hospital, revenue cycle management can be the hinge that keeps the facility's doors open. However, dated RCM systems and services can also lead to a struggling hospital's failure.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. Insurer disputes hit Rush, University of Chicago Medicine

    Relationships between health insurers and some of Chicago's most prominent hospitals are undergoing some change, according to a Crain's Chicago Business report. By Molly Gamble -
  1. St. Elizabeth Healthcare CEO resigns after Parkinson's diagnosis

    John Dubis, president and CEO of Edgewood, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare, has stepped down after disclosing to managers that he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, according to the Cincinnati Business Insider. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. 4 ways to balance "office housework" between men and women

    Women tend to help out more in the office than men do — but they benefit significantly less, according to an article in The New York Times by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. For-profit hospital stock report: Week of Feb. 9-13

    Four of the five major for-profit hospital operators saw their stocks rise last week.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. What can Starbucks teach healthcare about customer service?

    Every day, millions of Americans walk out of Starbucks with beverages that meet all of their individual preferences. If the coffee empire were to stop fulfilling its promise to give customers exactly what they ask for, it would flop. In contrast, hospitals — which are supposed to attend to peoples' individual needs — consistently fail to fulfill patients' medical care preferences. By Tamara Rosin -
  5. 5 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

    The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced within the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. Legislation introduced to extend CHIP funding

    With funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program set to lapse in September, legislation has been introduced that would extend funding for the program through 2019.  By Ayla Ellison -
  7. Prime Healthcare finalizes purchase of 2 Missouri hospitals

    Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services has completed its acquisition of 310-bed St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., and 146-bed St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. 24 female hospital and health system CIOs to know

    In combination with the publication of 2015's "100 hospital and health system CIOs to know," Becker's Hospital Review would like to highlight the following 24 women CIOs to know.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  9. Oregon governor Dr. John Kitzhaber resigns

    Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, MD, announced his resignation today, which takes effect Wednesday, Feb. 18, nearly one month prior to being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, according to The Oregonian.  By Shannon Barnet -

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