Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. VA OIG: Poor IT security puts VA's financial info at risk

    The Department of Veterans Affairs' financial information may not be secure, according to an audit by the VA Office of Inspector General.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. 5 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported in the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  3. LeConte Medical Center's CNO & chief administrative officer suddenly depart: 7 things to know

    Sevierville, Tenn.-based LeConte Medical Center's Chief Administrative Officer Jenny Hanson and CNO Jennifer DeBow have left their roles, according to a Knoxville News Sentinel report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

How Scripps Health transformed their call center to deliver customer-centric experiences

Guide to changing your call center and focusing on the patient.
  1. UHS names John Carrigg CEO

    Binghamton, N.Y.-based UHS System selected John M. Carrigg to serve as president and CEO of the system as well as UHS Hospitals, effective June 1. Mr. Carrigg currently serves as executive vice president and COO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 4 latest FDA approvals

    Here are the four latest drugs or medical devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  3. Journalist sues FDA over Duchenne drug documents: 4 things to know

    Journalist Charles Seifi on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over the withholding of documents surrounding the controversial approval of Exondys 51, a Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug, reports Boston Business Journal.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  4. Survey: More than 50% of older Americans believe Medicare should pay for long-term care

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research surveyed Americans age 40 and older about their views on long-term care, both now and in the future.  By Kelly Gooch -

Why is health IT turning to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) to help application deployment?

Guide to the basics of HCI and how it can save you time and money.
  1. GOP senators begin drafting healthcare bill: 4 things to know

    Senate Republicans started drafting their version of a healthcare bill to repeal and replace the ACA, reports Politico.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Optum, Merck to collaborate on value-based reimbursement models for prescription drugs

    Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum, the health services platform of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group, entered a multiyear agreement with Merck to link prescription drug reimbursement to patient outcomes.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. 3 takeaways about McConnell's outlook on Senate healthcare bill

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently discussed the prospect of healthcare reform in an interview with Reuters.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 5 most-read finance stories: Week of May 22-26

    President Donald Trump's full $4.1 trillion budget proposal most captured the attention of Becker's Hospital Review finance readers this week.  By Kelly Gooch -

How to choose your surgical gown?

Step-by-step guide to AAMI barrier protection standards.
  1. 14 latest sepsis findings

    Sepsis, a complication caused by the body's response to infection, can lead to organ failure and death, according to the CDC.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 1 in 6 sick Americans could see 'extremely high premiums' under AHCA

    Roughly one-sixth of elderly or ill Americans could face "extremely high premiums" under the House-approved American Health Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office's score of the bill released Wednesday.  By Morgan Haefner -
  3. AHA raises concerns over MedPAC payment recommendation

    The American Hospital Association submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on May 18 detailing its position on Medicare payment provisions that face expiration in 2017, as well as other Medicare payment issues.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. 5 charged with insider trading involving confidential CMS information

    Five people have been charged for their alleged roles in a scheme that involved using confidential CMS information to engage in insider trading, according to the Department of Justice.   By Ayla Ellison -
  5. University of Miami Hospital begins layoffs amid system restructuring

    University of Miami Hospital is eliminating positions as part of the University of Miami Health System's efforts to restructure and move toward outpatient care, according to a Miami Herald report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  6. HHS OIG: Virginia failed to secure Medicaid data

    Virginia has not adequately secured its Medicaid data and information systems, according to an HHS Office of Inspector General report.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. Advocate Health Care looks to cut costs after Q1 revenue falls below budget target

    Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care's financial picture improved year over year in the first quarter of 2017, but the 11-hospital system is putting a cost-cutting plan into place to protect its future financial performance.   By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Montana lawmaker charged with misdemeanor assault for 'body-slamming' reporter who asked about GOP health plan

    Greg Gianforte of Montana, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House, faces charges of misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter from  The Guardian to the ground, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.   By Emily Rappleye -
  9. Female physicians called 'doctor' less than male counterparts, study finds

    A recent study sought to quantify anecdotal evidence that men in academic medicine use gender-subordinating language when addressing their female peers by not using professional titles.   By Emily Rappleye -

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