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  1. UCSF Medical Center, John Muir Health to develop accountable care network

    University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health have finalized an agreement to create a Bay Area healthcare network.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. 7 recent IT vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were announced within the past week.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  3. Reading Health System cuts 33 IT positions

     Reading (Pa.) Health System has eliminated 33 positions from its IT department, affecting 25 employees.  By Akanksha Jayanthi -

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  1. Salesforce restricts business travel to Indiana over religious freedom law

    After Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence passed a controversial religious freedom law, Salesforce.com announced that it would no longer send employees or customers to Indiana.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. Working on the weekends? Why successful people call this a no-no

    Think working longer results in increased productivity? As it turns out, the opposite is true. While many people believe clocking in extra hours leads to better performance, at a certain point, added hours don't produce any better outcomes. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Presence Health CEO Sandra Bruce to retire

    Sandra Bruce, president and CEO of Chicago-based Presence Health, has announced she will retire at the end of the year. By Tamara Rosin -
  4. VA construction chief resigns amid management failures in hospital projects

    Glenn Haggstrom, construction executive of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has reportedly stepped down following several major management failures that contributed to billions of dollars in cost overruns in hospital projects in Aurora, Colo., New Orleans, Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, according to The Denver Channel.  By Tamara Rosin -

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  1. Cameron Memorial Community Hospital CEO Greg Burns resigns

    Greg Burns, president and CEO of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Ind., has resigned, according to The Journal Gazette. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. M&A in health insurance sector projected to increase

    Merger and acquisition activity is expected to grow in the near term, according to Atlantic Information Service's Health Plan Week. By Tamara Rosin -
  3. Permanent 'doc fix' bill receiving support from Senate Democrats

    Democrats in the U.S. Senate are warming up to legislation that would permanently replace the flawed sustainable growth rate formula and extend the Children's Health Insurance Program for two years, according to a Politico report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  4. How long is the average wait at a physician's office?

    When Americans goes to their physicians' office, they spend an average of 19 minutes and 16 seconds waiting to see their clinician, according to Vitals' annual "Physician Wait Time Report."  By Emily Rappleye -
  1. United Medical Center is offering primary care in parking lots

    Washington, D.C.-based United Medical Center is putting primary care on wheels.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Study reveals communication breakdown between hospital clinicians and PCPs

    Patient care coordination suffers due to poor communication between hospital clinicians and primary care providers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.    By Emily Rappleye -
  3. First 100 days in office: The CEO's guidebook

    Franklin D. Roosevelt faced the calamity of the Great Depression when he took office in 1933. Amid unprecedented rates of unemployment, a banking catastrophe and the collective depletion of national confidence, he knew he had to take action.  By Tamara Rosin -
  4. 15 recent hospital, health system capital projects

    Here are 15 capital projects at hospitals and health systems that were recently announced, started, changed or completed, beginning with the most recent.  By Shannon Barnet -
  5. Boston Children's experiences 6-day system outage

    Last Friday, Boston Children's Hospital's system experienced an outage that affected portions of the electronic system for patient care. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  6. Cleveland Clinic, Piedmont Heart Institute partner up

    Piedmont Heart Institute, part of Atlanta-based Piedmont Health, has partnered with Cleveland Clinic for a specialty quality alliance, according to an Atlanta Business Chronicle report. By Molly Gamble -
  7. SGR repeal would add $141B to deficit, CBO says

    The bipartisan deal repealing the sustainable growth rate that the U.S. House voted in favor of on Thursday would increase the deficit by $141 billion over 10 years, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Kenneth Kaufman: Healthcare without gatekeepers

    Consumers have long experimented with ways to access healthcare without going through physicians, from home remedies to alternative medicine. Today, however, powerful new forces are motivating and enabling access to healthcare along a path that does not include a physician gatekeeper.  By Kenneth Kaufman, Chair, Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC -
  9. Hospitals: The new villains in the story of American healthcare? (What Slate has to say)

    If healthcare is changing, maybe the villains are, too. By Molly Gamble -

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