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  1. 4 ways Sutter Health improved its HIM operations

    With an aging population driving high demand for healthcare services, hospitals are experiencing increased need for greater coding resources. However, many organizations struggle to recruit qualified coders amid a growing talent shortage and have difficulty maintaining efficient, yet cost effective, coding processes following the transition to ICD-10.  By Mackenzie Bean -
  2. AHCA vote called off: 10 reactions

    The expected House vote on the American Health Care Act was cancelled Friday. Here are 10 reactions to the news.  By Kelly Gooch -
  3. House scraps AHCA: 5 things to know

    Under direction from President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled the American Health Care Act from the House floor Friday afternoon, dashing Republican hopes of quickly repealing and replacing the ACA.  By Emily Rappleye -

How Covenant Health boosted clinician productivity 20% and saved $800,000

Lessons from its successful deployment of hyperconverged virtual desktop infrastructure.
  1. 20% of global GDP attributed to digital transformation: 3 insights from IDC

    IDC Insights launched a new guidance taxonomy to analyze digital transformation across industries.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  2. Ohio launches $3.5M program to help children of opioid addicts

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the launch of a pilot program to help families damaged by parental opioid abuse on Wednesday. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Sanford Medical Center Fargo President Paul Richard to retire this year: 4 points

    Sanford Medical Center Fargo (N.D.) President Paul Richard plans to retire later in the year, according to a WDAY 6 ABC report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Study finds most cancers occur randomly and are unavoidable

    While previous scientific literature suggests cancer is widely attributable to heredity and environmental factors, a new study suggests most cancers are the result of random, unpredictable genetic mutations. By Brian Zimmerman -

Reducing SSIs & wrong-site surgeries

Hear from Northwell Health System's Long Island Jewish Medical Center on how they used RVA to improve compliance in their OR.
  1. Bigger than opioids: 5 things to know about 'deaths of despair' afflicting middle-aged whites

    As the mortality for middle-aged citizens in other wealthy nations continues to precipitously decline, the death rate of middle-aged white Americans is rising. The problem, according to a new analysis, is deeper than a surface level assessment of the nation's rising rates of drug abuse. By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. 18 recent hospital outlook and credit rating actions

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place in the last week, beginning with the most recent.  By Alyssa Rege -
  3. PinnacleHealth to pursue 5th transaction in 2 weeks

    Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth officials said the health system has signed a nonbinding letter of intent to pursue a strategic partnership with Hanover (Pa.) HealthCare Plus, the parent organization of Hanover (Pa.) Hospital.  By Alyssa Rege -
  4. Joint Commission clears Summa Health after patient safety complaint

    After paying a two-day unannounced visit to Summa Akron (Ohio) City Hospital last week, The Joint Commission deemed the emergency department safe for patients, according to a report from the Akron Beacon Journal.  By Emily Rappleye -

ACA repeal and replace: What providers should be doing

Learn the actions hospitals and health systems should take now, regardless of the form that repeal or replace takes.
  1. New-patient wait times for OB-GYNs in 15 major cities

    The average wait for a new patient seeking an appointment with an obstetrician-gynecologist in a major metropolitan area is 26.4 days, according to a recent survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. While influenza A declines, influenza B makes late-season surge

    While the percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for flu is on the decline and influenza A remains the most frequently identified flu strain, instances of influenza B infections seem to be on the rise, according to the CDC's most recent FluView. By Heather Punke -
  3. 72 hospital, health system CMO moves in the last 12 months

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CMO moves in the past year. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. 25 latest hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. Feud between state health department, McLaren Flint hospital continues: 5 things to know

    McLaren Flint (Mich.) hospital continues to refuse requests from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to supply the department with additional evidence the hospital has made sufficient efforts to reduce the possibility of Legionella exposure at the facility, according to MLive. By Brian Zimmerman -
  6. 8 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

    The following health IT vendor contracts and go-lives were reported within the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
  7. 10 things to know about CMO salary + bonuses

    The median annual salary for CMOs is $375,075, according to  By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. New York City public hospitals provide 58% of uninsured care but receive a seventh of indigent care payments

    New York City public hospitals administered 58 percent of the city's total uninsured care in 2013, according to a recent study from the New York State Health Foundation. However, they only gained 15 percent of pooled indigent care funds set aside for uncompensated care.  By Morgan Haefner -
  9. Daviess Community Hospital gains new CEO & CFO after management deal with St. Vincent

    Washington, Ind.-based Daviess Community Hospital added a new CEO and CFO, under a recently signed management agreement with Ascension's St. Vincent based in Indianapolis, according to a Washington Times Herald report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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